Friday Surprise: Eight and Scrunchies at Green Line Cafe

Friday Surprise: Eight and Scrunchies at Green Line Cafe

Each semester, I pick a new coffee shop to work, hangout, and (of course) caffeinate in.  This semester, Green Line Café on 44th and Locust became my go-to spot. I love it not only for its potent cold brew, but also its cozy, homey vibe that reminds me of doing work at the kitchen table. … Continue reading “Friday Surprise: Eight and Scrunchies at Green Line Cafe”

Maggie Rogers Brings Catharsis to The Fillmore in a Sold-Out Show

Maggie Rogers Brings Catharsis to The Fillmore in a Sold-Out Show

I always joke that I spend all of my money on concert tickets. From time to time, I question whether it’s even worth it. After all, what’s the point of standing in a room of sweaty strangers, craning your neck to get a glimpse of the performer(s), and blowing out your ears drums. Then, I … Continue reading “Maggie Rogers Brings Catharsis to The Fillmore in a Sold-Out Show”

6 Songs by Indie Latinx Artists to be Listening to

6 Songs by Indie Latinx Artists to be Listening to

I sometimes find that as I listen to this type of music, most of the artists are white males. So I naturally got excited when I started noticing more people of color (particularly from the California area), and since I am Venezuelan-American, the Latinx representation is near and dear to my heart. Here are some … Continue reading “6 Songs by Indie Latinx Artists to be Listening to”

WQHS Goes to the Movies: BlacKkKlansman

WQHS Goes to the Movies: BlacKkKlansman

It seems like 90 percent of movie trailers now begin with the words “based on the incredible true story”. The “true story” pitch is so common that it’s almost lost meaning. The reason I say “almost” is because of Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman – a truly stunning film that powerfully executes what really is an incredible … Continue reading “WQHS Goes to the Movies: BlacKkKlansman”

Lou Reed’s ‘Berlin’ in Retrospect: A Macabre Masterpiece

Lou Reed’s ‘Berlin’ in Retrospect: A Macabre Masterpiece

The first time I heard Lou Reed’s Berlin, I didn’t notice the distressing nature of the album.  The music was so beautiful that I forgot to listen to the lyrics, which follow the relationship between Caroline and Jim, a prostitute and a drug addict, respectively.  As the album progresses, we watch Jim become controlling and jealous, … Continue reading “Lou Reed’s ‘Berlin’ in Retrospect: A Macabre Masterpiece”

Robyn Joins Kindness on Single “Cry Everything”

Robyn Joins Kindness on Single “Cry Everything”

“Cry Everything” is Adam Bainbridge’s first release as Kindness since their 2014 album, Otherness. For an artist as devoted to collaborations as Bainbridge, this apparent absence can be misleading. In the time since Otherness, they have contributed to Solange’s A Seat at the Table, as well as Blood Orange’s Freetown Sound and Negro Swan. This … Continue reading “Robyn Joins Kindness on Single “Cry Everything””

Ravi Coltrane Manages Duality With Style at Chris’ Jazz Cafe

Ravi Coltrane Manages Duality With Style at Chris’ Jazz Cafe

It was a hard week. The intense mental stress that often comes with the territory of being a college student left me in a state of both wanderlust and homesickness on the eve of spring break. I needed to escape, to run away to a place both familiar and unknown, to re-find a comfort in … Continue reading “Ravi Coltrane Manages Duality With Style at Chris’ Jazz Cafe”

WQHS Goes To The Movies: Alden Reviews ‘Citizen Kane 2’ AKA ‘Isn’t It Romantic’

WQHS Goes To The Movies: Alden Reviews ‘Citizen Kane 2’ AKA ‘Isn’t It Romantic’

My first instinct is to call Isn’t It Romantic Rebel Wilson’s magnum opus – but I cannot do this in good faith, because with the level of directorial skill that she portrayed, I know there are many more great things on the horizon. While I initially believed that rom-coms were masterpieces, Rebel Wilson’s character argues against my … Continue reading “WQHS Goes To The Movies: Alden Reviews ‘Citizen Kane 2’ AKA ‘Isn’t It Romantic’”

Songs That Are Important To Me, Gene: “Fantasy” by Mariah Carey

Songs That Are Important To Me, Gene: “Fantasy” by Mariah Carey

When I first listened to Mariah Carey’s “Fantasy,” I was completely unaware of its sheer importance. I was unaware of its musical relevance and its impressive commercial success. I just remember bopping my head up and down a little to the Tom Tom Club’s sampled beat and wondering why I never looked into Mariah Carey’s … Continue reading “Songs That Are Important To Me, Gene: “Fantasy” by Mariah Carey”