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I am excited to announce

I’ve come to find there is an expectation around graduation season to take the opportunity to declare something about your future. There is something incredibly fulfilling about notifying friends, family, and the other 100+ followers on your social feed you’ve met once or vaguely know the name of that you have found the title of your next chapter. And that totally makes sense.  As I anticipated even before this pandemic, I knew my passions and … Read MoreI am excited to announce

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God, I hope I get it. I hope I get it.

One of the first musicals I ever fell in love with was A Chorus Line. A story about 17 dancers auditioning for a spot in the chore for a Broadway show in the 1970s, the musical serves almost as a mockumentary of what it’s like to be an aspiring dancer. The cast of characters is full of different backgrounds and stories – some who got boob jobs to suppress their lack of self-esteem, some who … Read MoreGod, I hope I get it. I hope I get it.

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Why you’re going to end up subscribing to Quibi

If you had asked me just two months ago about the prospects of a new streaming service, chances are I would think your money could be better spent somewhere else.  We live in a new saturated market of streaming where every entertainment entity wants to upload their content for the masses at a monthly cost. With Netflix serving as the father model, Disney +, Amazon Video, Hulu and the upcoming HBO Max and Peacock are … Read MoreWhy you’re going to end up subscribing to Quibi

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Vienna waits for us

My room is covered with photographs. All taken within the past two or so years, each wall is dedicated to a different time in my life.  The pegboard to the right of my bed is jam-packed with scenes from abroad in London, Hallstatt, and Paris. The wall to the left above some storage space is covered in Prague, Salzburg and western England. The corner above my dresser is dedicated to my summer in Washington, D.C. … Read MoreVienna waits for us

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I stepped in sh*t, but I guess I’ll run

Sometimes I really wonder where I’ve derived a compulsivity to be so fiercely independent. While my friends were planning spring break vacations to beaches and resorts in January, I was taking the time to think about my time (a common theme I’ve adapted this semester). Through that thinking, I came to the decision that I wasn’t really about beaches and bars for my senior spring break. I wanted to take on something new; I love … Read MoreI stepped in sh*t, but I guess I’ll run

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I read a book for once and now I can’t turn my brain off

What will probably come as a shock to some of my friends and family is that I recently read a book. For pleasure.  I’m obviously one to fight for other forms of escape and entertainment (I mean, have you looked at the rest of this blog recently?), but as an attempt to “grow” and “try new things,” one of my New Year resolutions that has surprisingly stuck is taking a chance on reading. Rather than … Read MoreI read a book for once and now I can’t turn my brain off

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What would you say ya do here?: A beginner’s guide to PR in the entertainment industry

Every time I have the opportunity to go home to visit my parents, I’m usually greeted with new stories of friends my parents are making in my neighborhood. More often than not, these stories usually end with my mom or dad explaining how they try to communicate with new acquaintances exactly what my passion is. “Yeah, so I told them that you’re studying PR and are interested in working with film, but NOT trailers. Right? … Read MoreWhat would you say ya do here?: A beginner’s guide to PR in the entertainment industry

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Let’s talk about art: where to marvel and what to see

Sitting in my bed as I type this, I’m looking to my right on my bedroom wall where there are two very different paintings: Degas’ Four Ballerinas circa 1899 and Hopper’s Nighthawks from 1942. French and American. Impressionist and Modern Realist. Performers and strangers. But hey, look at all those redheads.  I found these two posters during my first week of classes last fall and remember dumping $20 on something I probably could have found a way to print … Read MoreLet’s talk about art: where to marvel and what to see

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What happened to the romantic comedy?

I have a distinct memory of scrolling on my TV guide when I was about 10 or 11 in my living room when my mom came up from behind me screaming, “DON’T CHANGE THE CHANNEL!” It was the beginning of When Harry Met Sally.  Waitress: Hi, what can I get ya? Harry: I’ll have a number three. Sally: I’d like the chef salad please with the oil and vinegar on the side and the apple … Read MoreWhat happened to the romantic comedy?

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5 Instagram accounts you should be following if you love movies

A lot of people ask me how I always know a lot about movies. While I’ve watched over 500 films according to my Letterboxd app (I’m really wanting to reach 1,000 by 2023), I owe a lot of my entertainment knowledge to social media–especially Instagram. If you’re looking to be more in-the-know, learn useless trivia, or appreciate some great work in film, you need to follow these five Instagram accounts ASAP.  Cinema Magic This account … Read More5 Instagram accounts you should be following if you love movies

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I owe my favorite travel story to a movie and a notecard.

Once upon a time in Chapel Hill, I was a first-year, undecided Media and Journalism major.  I took MEJO 101 during my first semester like a lot of people my year who were interested in the journalism school–a class that essentially serves as a sampling of the school’s majors: reporting, public relations, advertising, etc.  Little did I know that it was in this class that I would plant a seed that would eventually lead me … Read MoreI owe my favorite travel story to a movie and a notecard.

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Bong Joon Ho is to Oscars as Billie Eilish is to Grammys: 5 Things Everyone’s Talking About From Last Night

You know you’re having fun when 3-hours of an award show seem to blissfully pass by. The 92 Academy Awards concluded last night and brought its equal share of expected wins and surprises. If you could care less about the event, but still want to be in-the-know, this piece is for you.  Mandatory Credit: Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP/Shutterstock (10552600cy) 1. Parasite. Everything is Parasite.  This South Korean movie made a lot of waves last night for … Read MoreBong Joon Ho is to Oscars as Billie Eilish is to Grammys: 5 Things Everyone’s Talking About From Last Night

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The Oscars are my Super Bowl. Here are my predictions:

This Sunday will be my most favorite Sunday of all the Sundays this year–aside from graduation that is.  It’s the 92nd Oscars, ya’ll.  A lot can be said about the value we as a society put on events that are judged subjectively, but there’s always been a certain aura around the Oscars. It has a way of being able to put names and projects in the spotlight that we may or may not be familiar … Read MoreThe Oscars are my Super Bowl. Here are my predictions:

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No, streaming is not the enemy of cinemas

During one of my compulsive Instagram scrolls the other day, I found a fantastic quote from a literary account I follow, LitBowl (check them out; their stuff will make you think, cry, feel–the essentials).  It came from Max Porter’s Grief is the Thing of Feathers and it goes a little something like this: “I remember my first date, aged fifteen, with a girl called Hilary Gidding. A coin fell down the back of the cinema … Read MoreNo, streaming is not the enemy of cinemas

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An ex-dancer walks into an audition

I danced for the first time in two years this week.  Well, tried to.  After taking some advice from professors and friends about the ~preciousness~ of Senior Spring, I was reminded that this is the time of the season to make choices that personally benefit me. Whether that be taking things out of my schedule that I’m not fully invested in or making an effort to pay attention to my passions, I’ve been taking the … Read MoreAn ex-dancer walks into an audition

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If you give a hipster an EDM experience…

If a stranger ever got ahold of my phone and dug into my music library, chances are they’d think I’m somewhere between the ages of 55 or 105.  I’m old-school. I listen to French composers when I walk to class on sunny days, and I worship the albums of most 60s/70s artists. They make me feel like I’m in the movies (maybe a Tarantino? See his best soundtrack compilation here). Confidently, I can say that … Read MoreIf you give a hipster an EDM experience…