I listened to All About Luv by Monsta X and boy was I impressed
When I heard my OG K-pop group Monsta X was releasing their first all English album, I was mixed with quite a few feelings. Wonho had just yeeted himself from the group over rumors that he owed money and smoked marijuana in the past. I was so scarred from this abomination that I stopped anticipating…
Emmett Louis Till and his gruesome lynching.
I want to start this post off with the fact that nothing about this was easy to write. It took me two long months to complete every idea I had in my head on how I wanted this post to appear. Unlike the Michael Jackson case, this one hits home more, because I am a…
Posthumous albums and (now) hologram performances: they could be of good use
Did you know that Otis Redding’s (Sittin’ On) the Dock of the Bay was a posthumous release? It came out after Redding’s death in 1968 in a plane crash. It became the first posthumous single to top U.S. charts. The whole topic of posthumous anything spooks me out. The word posthumous means “occurring, awarded, or appearing after the death of…
Inside the mind of a library: a late night, spontaneous visit to Young library
Ah, Black History month. As much as I am new to actively participating in this month, having recently deciding personally that I would love to get to know my race and my culture more, I stopped by the Alice McKean Young library to pick up a few books on the subject; mostly for my students…
Would you date Joe Goldberg?
The answer should be no, sis! But he’s handsome, a bookworm, and charming. What could go wrong? If you know anything about Netflix, then you know about You, their highly successful series based on a psychopathic serial killer dressed up in a handsome, book-wormed package. I watched the first season of You last year while being stuck at home with…crazy, netflix, Penn badgeley, tv, you
Girl, I don’t know what was going on in that BTS comeback trailer.
But I honestly don’t think I mind that. Well, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t know at all what was going on. I recognized a few themes. The “wow being a celebrity sucks” theme. The “darkness” theme. The “Hey it’s Agust D hitting you with another installment to my new album” theme. Well, throughout my…
I watched Hidden Figures yesterday.
Set in the 1960s, around the time Jim Crow was still around and segregation was in full effect, this movie explored the iconic and impactful roles these three women had in anchoring NASA into launching America’s first man into space and eventually on the moon. My aunt decided that she should show her daughter black…
Inside the mind of a library: Smith Neighborhood Library
After the permanent closing of a beloved Barnes and Noble store on Westheimer two years ago, I realized I had been taking my love for bookstores and libraries for granted. As a book sniffer and lover, I enjoy seeing books. Just seeing them brings great happiness to my page-sniffing heart. So when I got off…
Agust D by SUGA of BTS: a thorough and honest review
Yoongi Min. Min Yoongi. Yunki (as spelled on BTS World). SUGA. Lavender (that’s what my sister calls him). And as of 2016, with the release of his first mixtape, call him Agust D. Conceived from the name “Suga” backwards (agus) and a “DT” which stands for “Daegu Town”, I found out about this young man…
My very complex opinion on Leaving Neverland after watching it twice
I hesitated sharing my thoughts on this highly controversial documentary before creating this blog for many reasons. One is that I do not fully believe the accusers, but I also do understand what a good and skilled predator can do to a young child. After studying children for over a year because of my personal…