Kesha’s ‘Rainbow’ – A Return to Color

When Kesha burst onto the scene in 2010, she wasn’t singing hymns about finding your true self, or the journey one must go on. She was singing party-animal anthems about the hedonistic lifestyle of a 20-something year old in the 00’s. Formerly stylized as Ke$ha, the singer garnered herself an infamous reputation as pop’s number…

Lorde’s “Ribs”: Exploring the Tragedy of Youth

This week, while watching Lorde’s Coachella performance, I was reminded of her stunning debut album, Pure Heroine. The album, which came out at the end of 2013, just as I turned 16, will forever remain as one of my favorites. Each song feels like a special puzzle piece. As these pieces fall into place, we uncover the…

How Teen Comedies Taught Us To Hate

Hate is a strong word. One thing I’ve noticed is that the older we get, the more value and weight we give to the word “hate”. However, it seems like a lot of people, including myself for that matter, have a habit of undervaluing it and throwing it around way too much. When I was younger, and more…

The Green Light: Motivation through Symbolism

Circumstance and coincidence are strange concepts. It’s those moments where you start to question whether something can be explained through simple happenstance, or the idea that there’s a higher power pulling the strings of your life. I read somewhere once that when you stop trying to find what you’re looking for, it will find you. It’s…

The Horror Genre: Discussing Fear & Vulnerability

Horror media has always had a very specific niche in the market. I had an interesting conversation with a friend of mine this week about it. In passing, I recommended they check out ‘The Walking Dead’, as I have started re-watching it and thought they might enjoy it. What I heard back was something along…

Pop Music as a Political Platform

I’m a big fan of pop music. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t listen to Katy Perry, Gaga or Britney at least four times a week. These artists play an important role in pop culture. Wherever you look, you see their faces. Wherever you are, you hear their music. Whether it seems like…