• Solveig Asplund

    a reason to love the internet today

    the kritique and mystique of @Kardashian_Kolloquium

    February 5, 2021
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    The Instagram post shows an image of Kris Jenner, matriarch and momager, standing with arms on hips, wearing stripes, a beret, red suspenders, and classic (except for the burgundy lipstick) mime makeup. Above her, a title reads: “‘Life on a Stage or Staged Life? The Chicken or the Egg Dilemma of Reality and Unreality on […]

    horrifyingly horrible television

    an ode to svengoolie

    October 29, 2020
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    I’ve watched enough sitcoms to know that families usually have some kind of weekly tradition: For some, it’s Sunday dinner, and for others, a board game night. For as long as I can remember, my family’s Saturday evenings were defined by sitting on the floor of my wood-paneled basement, eating pizza, and watching TV. What […]

    believe in the fireflies

    a video game review for fall semester 2020

    October 15, 2020
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    My first day of this semester, I woke up to a nightmare.  A thin layer of ash covered all of the driveways, cars, and California Republic garden flags. My day had started at 6 a.m. Pacific (I had classes at 10 a.m. Eastern), but even by afternoon, there was only a hint of light coming […]

    the birth of the uncool

    on jai paul and desirability politics

    September 24, 2020
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    Growing up, it didn’t take me very long to realize that I was wholly and hopelessly uncool. From racist elementary school rejections of friendship to the “popular” girl in high school posting a photo of me on her finsta captioned “hello my name is Baljeet,” the first-generation Indian American mantra has been made clear to […]