This year’s NFL season has been anything but predictable. However, when it comes to Super Bowl 50 there will likely be only one result that would be truly surprising and that is a win for the Denver Broncos. That’s not to take anything away from Gary Kubiak’s team, but there are a lot of things that would […]
After 22 seasons, E! is finally saying goodbye to The Soup—a weekly pop culture clip show rooted in satire and sarcasm, hailed by fans and critics alike as one of the most hilarious and cleverest programs the network has ever seen. Okay, so maybe the critics never really said much because they’re all pandering to the drama of […]
Earlier this month, Starbucks announced it would makeover their popular seasonal fall drink, the Pumpkin Spice Latte by adding a dose of—get this—real pumpkin puree!
Last month, Starbucks increased the prices of some of its most popular hot beverages by a nickel to 20 cents in the United States. While customers can expect to see a spike on the small and big sizes of their favorite brewed coffees, The Associated Press reports that the Seattle-based company will keep the prices of their most popular beverages like the Grande Brewed […]
On Saturday, the Seattle Mariners named Edgar Martinez their new hitting coach. Martinez, arguably the greatest player in Mariners history and a potential future selection to the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame, was hired to improve an offense that ranks last or near the bottom in all major offensive categories. This hiring is practically […]
If you made me sit down and make a list of things I found to be comforting (as opposed to things I’m afraid of because that list was not fun to make,) I’m pretty sure it would be a very normal list. My fleece blanket would be on that list, as would a hot cup […]
The media has recently become fixated on transgender transition stories, and society’s perception of gender has begun to shift. With this new perspective, some have begun to question why public restrooms are still separated by gender. Some colleges and government buildings have even enacted laws that move towards “potty parity,” particularly by targeting single-occupant gendered […]
Happy Batman Day! Seventy-six years ago today, Batman (created by artist, Bob Kane and writer, Bill Finger) made his first ever appearance in Detective Comics #27. On account of those early comic book appearances that catapulted the Caped Crusader into stardom, today Batman has become one of of the most well known characters in the history of our American […]
Representation of women over the age of 40 in the media is seriously lacking. When we do see older women on our television screens and in our magazines, they appear dowdy and their sole purpose tends to be emotional support and comfort. They are almost never the objects of sexual desire. When older women demand […]
What are you currently binge watching? Whether it’s old comedies or a new dramatic series, there’s no shortage of TV shows to binge watch. My 94 year old Grandma who just watched eight episodes of Downton Abbey, or my 3 1/2 year old niece whose binging through Dora The Explorer will also tell you there is no age limit to this […]
In September, Talib Kweli Greene published a piece on Medium about Lauryn Hill. Specifically the article was about how people feel about Lauryn Hill and their demands in regards to her music and her performance. In an over-simplified nutshell, Greene stated that when people paid to attend a Lauryn Hill performance they weren’t paying to […]
In her novel Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn defines the perfect girl of the twenty-first century. The novel’s primary female character Amy, has a long speech in which she details this perfect girl, a creature she calls the “cool girl.”
I find the notion of the Troll to be very interesting. I think this is because it is a strange notion. A Troll can be a person, a state of being, or an intention. A Troll can be anything on the spectrum between annoying to downright dangerous. I want to take the time to deconstruct the idea of the Troll and explore what it might mean.