Masculinity: The #1 Best Seller

This week, while I was doing my grocery shopping, I noticed something odd. Among the plethora of toiletries, I came across men’s toothpaste. That’s right, toothpaste. For men. I found myself interested in what it had to offer. I mean, if a company was trying to advertise toothpaste to men, there had to be something distinctly manly…

90 Hours in Berlin

People say New York is the city that never sleeps. Well, these people clearly haven’t experienced Berlin. A city steeped in rich history, and characterized by poignant transgression. Where metal and culture blend and paint the skyline with memorable strokes. The 90 hours I spent in Berlin where among the highlights of my Erasmus thus far….

Are we Living in a Bubble?

This week I attended a birthday dinner for one of my close friends. There were exactly ten of us; including two gay men, three vegetarians, and one vegan. The meal was completely vegan also.  We discussed the Trump presidency while we all sipped on red and white wine. Such a wonderful night, with wonderful company….

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…