In Korea, drugs are banned. The word "drugs" is often linked with jail, illegal activity, and prohibition. The public’s reaction to celebrities who get caught taking drugs is harsher than in the States. People who take drugs often lose their reputation in society and are rebuked for setting a bad example. Yet, as much as … Continue reading Rap scene or Drug scene?
The Business of (Internalized) Misery
From Animal Crossing to Frank Ocean’s new singles to Zoey 101, a rather assorted range of media has trended on Twitter over the course of the past week. No more or no less assorted than Twitter trends typically are, perhaps, but assorted nonetheless. One viral tweet that caught my eye in particular was the following: … Continue reading The Business of (Internalized) Misery
Plague Art: Danse Macabre Through the Ages
Plagues and other periods of widespread hardship have inspired beautiful, satirical, and haunting artwork throughout history. The Black Death in particular spawned an artistic genre with themes that speak to the sentiments of the affected populace and persist to this day. The Black Death (1347-1351) is the most deadly pandemic in human history, having killed … Continue reading Plague Art: Danse Macabre Through the Ages
What THE INVISIBLE MAN (2020) Tells Us About Gaslighting
If you're anything like me, seeing the word "gaslighting" makes you want to throw your phone into the nearest body of water. Over the past few years (chiefly, since the 2016 election), we've seen the term continue to pop up in the realm of politics and everyday life. I think this rise in frequency is … Continue reading What THE INVISIBLE MAN (2020) Tells Us About Gaslighting
The True Cost of Live Music
Image Courtesy: Billboard What would you give to see your favorite band in concert? How much would you cash out to see their songs performed live, rather than just played full blast on your car stereo? If you are a Beyoncé fan, her average ticket prices usually don’t dip below a hundred dollars The same … Continue reading The True Cost of Live Music
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