• Lucid Clairvoyant

    beating the mid-semester blues

    March 4, 2021
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    We’ve all been there. You’ve got a midterm tomorrow, a problem set today, and a paper due yesterday. We’re now in the thick of mid-semester, and with it, midterm season. Many of us are stressed, whether from the sheer volume of work or the added weight of being expected to perform under the immense pressure […]

    tapestry at 50

    politics & peoplehood amidst a pandemic

    February 25, 2021
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    On February 10, 2021, one day after Carole King turned 79, her legendary second studio album, Tapestry, celebrated its 50th birthday. Upon its release, her sophomore LP retained the #1 slot on the Billboard 100 for 15 consecutive weeks, transforming an era of music and generations of listeners, myself included, into its own tapestry of […]

    dyke sunday

    k.d. lang as a coming out lullaby

    February 11, 2021
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    We listened to the same five mix CDs over and over again in the car. I have my parents’ playlists memorized to this day; I can’t hear Neil Young without thinking “Track 7!” I remember Roy Orbison’s “Crying” vividly, featuring k.d. lang in harmony with her vast, blue vibrato. “Crying” was the first song I’d […]