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…