joshua lu

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…

Super Mario Odyssey (Jess Fleming)

mario’s new kingdom

nintendo’s odyssey into the unknown

Nintendo can’t help but switch things up. Look at its recent console history: The Wii, the first console to properly implement motion controls, was a commercial hit that bore no similarities in shape or design to its predecessor, Gamecube. The Wii U, a console that included a clunky, awkwardly sized gamepad necessary for playing, was…

Casually Cool

Talking Through St. Vincent’s Return

Joshua Lu: So as I was preparing for this discussion, I remembered an old article from The Brown Daily Herald that I copyedited a couple years back (“St. Vincent crushes Lupo’s with intensity in dynamic concert,” 3/11/15). As far as I know this is the first time The BDH or even Brown has discussed St….

Shania Twain Erica Lewis 1

Shania Twain, Then and Now

A Country Music Icon Returns

2002 was a simpler time. George W. Bush was barely in his second year as president. The Iraq War was still in the distance. Taylor Swift was 13 years old, Beyoncé was part of Destiny’s Child, and Ashanti was being played on the radio. The majority of us were in elementary school. And 2002 was…

dead taylors color

Character Assassination

Snakes, Narratives, and Taylor Swift

When “Look What You Made Me Do” dropped, I became convinced that there’s a distinct part of Taylor Swift that enjoys trolling her fans. For the third time in a row, she’s dropped a lead single that’s weird and obnoxious and annoying but also undeniably catchy, and half of me absolutely hates it, and the…