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A Swiftie Through Thick and Thin

Growing Up With Taylor

It’s about hour 14 into my Taylor Swift jam session when I realize I might have a problem. See, my old phone only has 8 GB of precious storage space, and I, ever the tasteful music fan, have filled that data space with every single Swift song. Ever. Swifties, they call us. We’re not all…

Sad Beautiful Tragic

Talking Through Taylor Swift’s Latest Album

On November 10th, Taylor Swift released her sixth studio album Reputation. The managing editor of A&C, Joshua Lu, and section editor Josh Wartel discuss the new album. Joshua Lu: Before I share my thoughts on the album, I should admit something: I’m just sick and tired of Taylor Swift. I’m tired of her as an…

Somewhere That’s Green

Reflections on Frank Oz’s Little Shop of Horrors

  As a musical, Howard Ashman and Alan Menken’s 1982 Little Shop of Horrors is near flawless. Infused with a spirit of anarchic, savage irony, and drawn from Roger Corman’s original 1960 film, it fires on all cylinders primarily because of its perfect score: an early-’60s blend of doo-wop, bubble-gum pop, and rock-and-roll. The original…

New Beginnings

And why sometimes they’re the best thing

Leaving my friends behind for a year to go and study abroad was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. After two years of getting to know a group of incredible people and forming an amazing family around me, I now had to leave it all behind and start fresh. The thing that killed…

Family Matters

At the movies: The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

Noah Baumbach’s latest, The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), which dropped October 13th on Netflix, will certainly stand the test of time as the only film by a major American director to feature an Academy Award-winning actor (in this case, Dustin Hoffman) watching the 2014 Cameron Diaz/Jason Segel vehicle Sex Tape. Whether it is otherwise…