Taylor Swift’s “ME!”: An Ode to Narcissus with a Nod to Winnie the Pooh

To call Taylor Swift’s newest single an exercise in narcissism is to say that rain is wet, or perhaps that rainbows are colorful. Obvious, maybe, but denied by the second most hyped thing to come out of this week. Swift herself says the song is about “embracing your individuality and really celebrating it, and owning it.” (Not, apparently, about the nature of color and light, … Continue reading Taylor Swift’s “ME!”: An Ode to Narcissus with a Nod to Winnie the Pooh

Brie Larson’s ‘Unicorn Store’ Is a Glitter-Bombed Look into the Millennial Soul

Capitalizing on the Captain Marvel buzz, Brie Larson’s directorial debut Unicorn Store hit Netflix just days ago and has since been met with mixed responses. The film is a heartwarming, quirky tale that meanders through the life of a young artist trying to come to terms with adulthood. It’s fun and lighthearted, with a fantastic cast, quality performances, and only a few questionable music choices. … Continue reading Brie Larson’s ‘Unicorn Store’ Is a Glitter-Bombed Look into the Millennial Soul

Magic in Nostalgia

There’s Magic in Nostalgia: Why ‘Stranger Things,’ ‘Mid90s,’ and ‘It’ Keep Us Coming Back

If you’re reading this, I’m going to take an educated guess and say there’s one thing in pop culture, more than any other, that you’ve been inundated with in the last couple years. (And no, it’s not a gratuitous influx of superheroes. Good guess.) It’s nostalgia. Don’t believe me? Think back over the past week. How far do you have to go before you remember … Continue reading There’s Magic in Nostalgia: Why ‘Stranger Things,’ ‘Mid90s,’ and ‘It’ Keep Us Coming Back