A young, white man investigates his relationship to black music and questions the music industry’s perpetuation of harmful narratives.
An Asian-American high schooler recounts the importance of genuine representation and the joys of self-recognition through Crazy Rich Asians (2018).
JR Atkinson watches Bo Burnham’s new film Eighth Grade (2018) and reflects on her own experiences as “the quiet kid” in middle school.
Why an intriguing trailer and visually stimulating imagery were not enough to keep this writer enmeshed in Annihilation (2018.)
Love, Simon (2018) resonates with writer Alex Minton.
In the midst of her freshman year of college, Rookie on Love (2018) brings one writer the comfort and nostalgia of her early teens.
One writer binge-watches and reflects on the dark fantasy of Netflix mini-series The End of the F***ing World.
One writer experiences the vibrant fantasy of California on a snowy day by attending the Met's David Hockney retrospective.
Three young writers share the differences and commonalities in their viewing of this Oscar-nominated film.
An installation by artist Anila Quayyum Agha reminds one writer of an inspiring conversation with a dear friend.
One writer considers The Meyerowitz Stories (2017) in relation to her own father’s decline.
Sean Baker's The Florida Project exposes the "magic" of Disney World and forces its viewers to confront reality through the eyes of a child.
Greta Gerwig's Lady Bird (2017) provides a coming-of-age story that our writer can deeply relate to.
A student contemplates the concept of home while watching Kyle Abraham's dancers in "Dearest Home".
Wonder Woman rekindles the emotions of wonder and excitement for an incoming high school Senior.
In Malick’s Song to Song, the characters’ apathy is contagious.
One listener explores how both pain and joy co-exist within Jason Isbell's new album, The Nashville Sound (2017.)
Two friends reflect on Langhorne Slim and the Law’s concert, and their message of love.
In Peter Heller's Celine, the American West creates the perfect landscape within which memory and family can be both lost and found.
Sage Marshall realizes the limits of empathy and the downfalls of masculine pride while watching The Salesman.
Shelby Elsbree, a former professional ballerina, reflects on Wendy Whelan and life after dance.
One man investigates idealized masculinity within Kong: Skull Island.
Amanda Miller reflects on her appreciation for orchids after attending The New York Botanical Garden's annual Orchid Show.
Ali Arminio rediscovers her love of filmmaking by watching Sing Street.
Linne Halpern explores Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s newest book and her own femininity.
Sage Marshall comments on the emotional power of The White Helmets.
Amelia Spittal, a sociology major, offers her take on La La Land just before the airing of The Oscars.
Sage Marshall reacts to the “jokes” within Jen George’s first short story collection.
Sage Marshall reacts to Matthew Desmond's investigation of housing exploitation in urban America.
Alex Minton reviews a musical about compassion in a time when "likes" are social capital.