did Carly Rae Jepsen write ‘Dedicated’ and ‘Dedicated Side B’ about ‘I’ll Give You The Sun?’

Yes. At face value Carly Rae Jepsen’s 2019 album, Dedicated, and 2020 album-length EP, Dedicated Side B, may appear to be perfect complementary objects for Jandy Nelson’s 2014 YA novel, I’ll Give You The Sun. But I’m here to tell you that you’re wrong. They’re more than that. I’m here to tell you that Dedicated… Continue reading did Carly Rae Jepsen write ‘Dedicated’ and ‘Dedicated Side B’ about ‘I’ll Give You The Sun?’

a close reading of a passage from ‘The Goldfinch’ that makes me feel insane

Look, Theo Decker is gay. Listen, Theo Decker is not happy about the fact that he’s gay. Or more precisely, he’s not at a place where he’s willing to accept his sexuality (we’ve all been there). He’s a tangled knot of trauma and grief, written in such a specific way that I feel like our… Continue reading a close reading of a passage from ‘The Goldfinch’ that makes me feel insane