culture corner: July picks

Hello, greeting, salutations. It certainly has been a month! Having more time to write for this blog over the past few weeks has been a real treat. However, starting next week university will be resuming. This coming semester is looking outrageously busy (how am I mean to get a boyfriend with all this coursework???), and… Continue reading culture corner: July picks

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 walk & talk interview with HAIM

Este Haim’s copper Porsche—last seen in the music video for ‘Don’t Wanna’, the sixth single from HAIM’s third studio album, Women in Music Pt. III—is parked outside the New Beverly Cinema. Neither its owner, nor her sisters are anywhere in sight. I check my watch; the interview is set to start in one minute. Their… Continue reading a walk & talk interview with HAIM