• Anna Semizhonova


    confessions of a recovering workaholic

    February 21, 2020
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    My candle burns at both ends;    It will not last the night; But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends—    It gives a lovely light! – Edna St. Vincent Millay, “First Fig” *** Dublin, December: overcast skies, deadlines looming ahead. They told me studying abroad would change me. They told me it would be exciting […]

    fiery red

    on hayley williams, hair, and radical change

    February 7, 2020
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    Hayley Williams, fiery red and heavily banged, was the inspiration for my abysmal sixth-grade haircut. A noted social rebel (noted, I say) usually found wearing mismatched Converse sneakers with a middle-grade book about astronomers under my arm, I didn’t just want to look like Hayley Williams—I wanted to be her. Hayley was doing what no […]

    new semester resolutions

    (and how you’ll break them)

    January 31, 2020
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    Welcome back! Shopping period is in full swing, and a whole new semester with endless (and hopefully all good) possibilities awaits! In the spirit of the new year, and the brand new semester, you might find yourself making a few resolutions—AKA minor tweaks to your otherwise perfect lifestyle choices—which may look something like the following:  […]

    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 […]

    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 […]