• Joanne Han

    the whole universe in opals

    uncut gems and love in the commercial age

    February 14, 2020
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    Film nerds, we’ve reason to rejoice; regardless of what you think of Bong Joon-Ho’s Parasite, it’s undeniable that its best picture win represents a watershed moment for the arbitrary meritocracy that is the Academy Awards. In the future, every movie-going ingenue who takes their first trip down the list of best picture winners will be […]

    a decade undone

    naming now, knowing later

    December 6, 2019
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    I am to start with a Statement on the 2010s––a whole decade coming to a close!––the years of X, Y, and Z, the shifts from A to Q, the return to B, the emerging popularity of E, the obvious appeal of G and H in these times of X, Y, Z, A to Q, B […]

    adventure of a lifetime

    dungeons & dragons & podcasts & lost youth

    October 11, 2019
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    “It’s not all abraca-fuck-you and what have you. I have a beating heart! I’m multidimensional! I’m a fully-realized creation! FUCK!” My friends and I first played Dungeons & Dragons right after high school graduation. For those of you who haven’t seen Stranger Things, and even some of you who have, allow me to explain the […]

    alternatives to water

    one girl’s quest to stay hydrated

    April 25, 2019
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    To be honest, I never follow the recommendation to drink eight glasses of water per day. Shocking, I know. Well, there might have been that one day when I was little: I remember continually filling up a small, colorful cup decorated with animal prints. I thought that there was something intriguing about that cup—my favorite […]