“One day we’re gonna get there”: Anitta and Brazilians reach top charts

Larissa de Macedo Machado, popularly known by her artistic name – Anitta – is a well-known Brazilian singer. She started to engage herself in her music career at only seven years old, by singing at a catholic church choir in Rio de Janeiro. After posting a YouTube video in 2010, the singer was invited toContinue reading ““One day we’re gonna get there”: Anitta and Brazilians reach top charts”

C’MON C’MON – You Have To Keep Going

all credits in the image I used to watch plenty of movies, tv-series, and interviews with actors and directors, but since I started busy uni life – a combination of studying, meeting people, going to great places and working part-time as well, the time in front the cinema screen slowly disappeared from my life beforeContinue reading “C’MON C’MON – You Have To Keep Going”

Olivia Rodrigo and the Beauty of Teen Music

Despite how personal some popular music may feel, it is almost always a group effort. Large record labels have much invested in artists and won’t let them fumble around creating whatever they please. True, untouched, individual music, with a few exceptions, can only really be found on the fringes of the music industry’s fiscal scale.Continue reading “Olivia Rodrigo and the Beauty of Teen Music”

Book Review – Normal People by Sally Rooney

This January, I picked up a copy of the novel Normal People by Sally Rooney whilst visiting my family back home in hopes to get out of my reading slump that was lasting longer than I care to admit. I had heard from several friends who read it that they loved it, and although IContinue reading “Book Review – Normal People by Sally Rooney”

Kid Icarus: Uprising, Revival of a Franchise but Revival of a Myth?

Last time I went on a bit of a romantic tangent talking about Kid Icarus 1986 and how it adapts the Greek myth of Perseus, leaving the more obvious comparisons to other Greek myths for this piece. Namely how the protagonist of the series, Pit, looks a lot like Eros, better known by his LatinContinue reading “Kid Icarus: Uprising, Revival of a Franchise but Revival of a Myth?”

ON COMPHET

Image Credit: Euphoria I sometimes cannot help but dream and imagine who would I be in a different reality. I wonder how would I be in another socially constructed world, one without binaries, without regimes, without forced identities. How much freer would I be. How much would I ebb and flow. How much all ofContinue reading “ON COMPHET”

Burnout’s Long Shadow

Photo credit: borchee, iStock. If there is anything that can be called the affliction of our time, it is burnout. We all know burnout in one form or another, either having experienced it ourselves or knowing others who have. When faced with the question ‘how are you?’, ‘tired’ seems to be as acceptable an answerContinue reading “Burnout’s Long Shadow”

The Problem With BTS’ Loss at the 2022 Grammys

After being delayed due to Covid, Music’s Biggest Night was last week, though not as big as the name suggests. The 2022 Grammy Awards followed the trend seen with last year’s ceremony, receiving an average of 8.9M viewers – a pretty low number for an event of this scale. The night however, wasn’t free ofContinue reading “The Problem With BTS’ Loss at the 2022 Grammys”

“She is insane”

Gaslighting. We have all heard of it. Some are tired of suffering from it, others take advantage of this unbearable practice. In case you have absolutely no idea what I am talking about, which I highly doubt, gaslighting in short is a type of psychological abuse, where the victim is manipulated to the point whereContinue reading ““She is insane””

ARE OUR WARDROBES FLOODING?

That is the big question for you and me, is your wardrobe drowning in liters of water? To resolve some doubt and confusion and to make my case clear, none of us (as far as I know) have an actual working source of water in their closet, yet we all have liters of water inContinue reading “ARE OUR WARDROBES FLOODING?”