Go Catch Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812!

They say we are asleep/ Until we fall in love/ We are children of dust and ashes/ But when we fall in love we wake up/ And we are a god/ And angels weep –“Dust and Ashes”   The eclipse may have been cool. But there’s an astronomical wonder you can see every night on Broadway- It’s that 70 pages of 19th century Russian novel … Continue reading Go Catch Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812!

The Upside of Unrequited- review

I’ve had crushes on twenty-six people, twenty-five of whom are not Lin-Manuel Miranda. Becky Albertalli has killed me again. Have you ever read something so relatable, so smart, so hopeful and so sweet that it just leaves a sweet pang in your chest? No you haven’t because you haven’t read The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli, the award-winning author of Simon vs The Homosapien … Continue reading The Upside of Unrequited- review

Dali, China- the Russian Kung Fu girl and the ear-shaped lake

She wants to be anyone else. (“Bad Feminist” by Roxane Gay) i spent the first three weeks of July doing SAT prep, and nursing a writing block. so i told myself that i had to travel a bit before August, giving in to the wishful thinking that going anywhere would help. so that was how i ended up in Dali, a city in Yunnan province, … Continue reading Dali, China- the Russian Kung Fu girl and the ear-shaped lake

Songs to Listen to Before July Ends

 I have only to break into the tightness of a strawberry, and I see summer – its dust and lowering skies. (Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye) No season feels more real than summer, partly because it is the most relentless, with the heat and its unabashed whimsicality: one day it might be all sticky and sweaty, and another day it’s spoon-feeding you the laziest and … Continue reading Songs to Listen to Before July Ends

Is Wonder Woman Too Wonderful?

I This summer, Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman made history. II If for whatever reason, Marvel or DC decides that my life would make for an interesting superhero movie, the main character would be 16-year-old like any other 16-year old: fangirling, occasionally struggling with self esteem, discovering her identity, all the cliché stuff…and then one day she might wake up and realize that she has some … Continue reading Is Wonder Woman Too Wonderful?

sunday tunes: Oohyo (k-indie)

everyone needs a song. everyone needs a story. –ENTS by Oohyo as i often (half-heartedly) complain, i’m always (intentionally) bumping into good music. since summer is soon and i’m going to have more time, i decided to start a thing called “sunday tunes”, which will feature random song recs (or spotify playlists) from meeeee. today’s artist is Oohyo (click here for her Bandcamp page), a … Continue reading sunday tunes: Oohyo (k-indie)