Billy Joel: A Comprehensive Convincing or Introduction

March 30, 2020

Whether it’s on a date or just talking to an acquaintance, the question “What music do you listen to?” will always arise.  When I share my musical tastes, it’s usually greeted with respect and mutual interest. I tell them how much I relish music from the 60s through the 90s. The Beatles, Michael Jackson and Tom Petty are usually mentioned first, along with a few contemporary artists like Adele or Post Malone for good measure. 

How Honey Boy and the Farewell Got Snubbed

March 16, 2020

The idea of “snubbing” is a rampant one that punctuates the Twitter-sphere at the beginning of each year. Award show nominations are announced, the people get mad their favorites didn’t make the cut, and the cycle continues until March comes. 

The Rise of Gender Neutral Makeup

March 16, 2020

Makeup has always been shaped by popular culture. Makeup throughout history has been seen on both men and women, yet at some point in history, there was a harsh shift. Some historians pin the sudden change of opinion on makeup to Queen Victoria’s reign in the late 1800s, who proclaimed it was impolite and shameful to wear makeup, seeing as it was associated with the sex workers of the time. After this period it became less common to see men wearing makeup, as it shifted culturally to be seen as “too feminine.”

Lil Uzi Vert Dives Into a World of Space Odyssey on Eternal Atake

March 16, 2020

After a long and highly anticipated two years, Lil Uzi Vert is back and better than ever. Uzi is back with “Eternal Atake,” an album fans thought would never see the light of day — mainly because Uzi has had a horrible experience with record labels that momentarily led him to quit music. However, “Eternal Atake '' is an album like no other that Uzi has released. 

Changes Review

March 09, 2020

Justin Bieber is back, happily married and dangerously in love. Sharing a life with his wife, being in love, having sex — Bieber is enjoying it all. So much so that his newest album, “Changes,” is dedicated to it and essentially comes off as a love ballad to his wife, Hailey Bieber. “Changes” celebrates the stability he has been searching and longing for. The Prince of Pop returns, after a quiet and unsettling four years, with the newest album since “Purpose.” The new album, “Changes,” resembles a honeymoon phase, but in R&Bieber form. It is definitely sweet and tender, but also a bit simplistic and boring. None of the songs on the album are bad, but they’re not necessarily catchy or vibey either — something Bieber was previously known for.