• arts and culture

    a$ap ruski

    the cultural problematic of our babushka boi

    October 31, 2019
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    A$AP Rocky – Babushka Boi (Official Video) 25,591,976 views Aug. 28, 2019   ***   TiHeich, two days ago “Went from A$AP ROCKY to а₽ар яоску”   The impetus for A$AP Rocky’s latest single “Babushka Boi” has been building since late 2018, ever since the rapper’s tragic Razor scooter accident. To cover up the resultant […]

    two writers

    “all along the watchtower” and the beauty of creating

    October 25, 2019
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    Let’s start simple: Bob Dylan is a Nobel Prize winner. Bob Dylan, with the flip of an amp switch, changed the course of popular music forever by merging folk and rock at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival. Bob Dylan is also a strange religious zealot who has expressed less-than-savory views about women and once portrayed […]

    parent trap

    what to expect when mom & dad take the aux

    October 18, 2019
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    I’m pretty lame. The highest my pulse rate has been all year was probably when I read that Travis Scott had a new single coming out.  My parents are lame, too, but in a sadder way. They haven’t even listened to pop radio since before I was born; maybe your parents haven’t either.  Musical complacency […]

    growing pains

    little shop of horrors at the westside theatre

    October 17, 2019
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    Howard Ashman and Alan Menken’s 1982 stage musical Little Shop of Horrors, a clever and funny—if surface-level—dissection of American consumerism in the decades after World War II, generally works because of the man-eating plant. The 1960 Roger Corman B-movie on which Little Shop is based is a mannered farce; Ashman, lyricist and librettist, expanded it […]

    finding asian america

    seeing ourselves in the farewell

    October 11, 2019
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    “Another Asian movie, ha? What the other one we watched? Crazy Asian, hm?”  My mom rarely goes into Boston for pleasure, and even then, it’s only when my sister and I drag her out. Usually, we take her to see the annual movie that scripts at least one Asian actor with more than two lines. […]