February 29, 2020

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Frozen (2013) was perhaps the most popular animated film of the last decade. Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck’s award-winning film quickly rose to the level of a cultural phenomenon, as the story of Elsa and Anna—two orphaned princesses...

February 29, 2020

Lulu Wang from The Farewell

Forget the Oscars. The Academy has not represented the true spectrum of each year’s best films for a while now. In terms of the winners and most of the nominees for the most significant awards (director, actor/actress, picture), the...

January 17, 2020

Like much of the rest of the streaming-addicted world, I rushed to view my 2019 Spotify Wrapped minutes after it dropped, curious to see just how much I had moored myself to music this year. The results were, mostly, expected: Bon Iver was my top artist of the y...

January 17, 2020

Makeup is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world. With globalization and the age of technology, cosmetic companies have an endless array of options to create and mass-produce products with easier and faster ways than ever before. Despite makeup’s low...

January 17, 2020

Saturday Night Live has been a fixture of my life for a while now. In middle school, my friend would always show up on Monday mornings asking if I had seen the new episode of SNL on Saturday; together, we would chat about our favorite skits. I would watch them w...

January 17, 2020

The “Disney remake” is grounded in the premise that adapting an animated story in the live-action medium updates a story. The studio seems to believe that new technology is enough to “update” these films, which are often celebrated for their timelessness, for a...

December 7, 2019

Joaquin Phoenix in Joker.

On screen, a smiling man in clown make-up kicks up puddles into mist, the droplets sparkling in the sunlight with Gary Glitter’s “Rock & Roll Part 2” playing in the background. The idea of forceful rebellion is raised by the pairing of r...

October 31, 2019

 Fleabag's Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

When an awards show manages to pick a few deserved winners, yet still manages to underwhelm, that ceremony is fundamentally flawed. The Emmy Awards find themselves in this very position. The Television Academy’s yearly awards show...

October 31, 2019

As we enter October, we once again enter the season of pumpkin patches, costumes, candy corn, and, of course, horror movies. That’s right, it’s that time of year when we cram onto couches with our closest friends and watch—through our fingers—the creepiest movie...

October 31, 2019

Earthgang and Outkast.

Back in March, we featured Earthgang’s album Mirrorland in our Indy Suggests section. The album finally dropped a couple weeks ago (apologies for saying it would drop “soon” in March…), and as predicted, it is a really impressive album. It...

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