Category: Culture

  • All the Home’s A Stage
    Many years ago, performing at a patron’s house was the best thing that could happen to a musician. The private concert would increase the prestige of the host, and would give the artist the chance to network among the upper echelon of society in the hopes of increasing their patronage. Years have past, times have changed, and these intimate
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  • Listen Up!
    3 Podcasts You Should be Listening to Whether you’re out walking the dog, exercising at the gym, chilling at home, or driving between places, podcasts are a great way to spend your time, while learning something new. Over the last year, all my commutes between home and work have been accompanied by the voices of podcasters from across the
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  • Styling for a Rainy Day
    Monsoon season means soft raindrops against the windowpane, hot chai and samosas, and that uniquely unpleasant feel of wet denims. With the weather rapidly shifting from blazing heat to humid downpours, it’s time to drop your summer styles and get your wardrobe monsoon ready. Here are a few tips and tricks to keep your sense of style from
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  • Books are a Girl’s Best Friend
    Growing up, books were my best friends. They offered worlds filled with adventure and populated by a cast of intriguing characters. Years later, I can still rely on a book for advice, inspiration, or an escape from the daily humdrum of life. The thing is, no matter where you are in life, you’re never to old for a good book. Here are three
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  • Hashtags for your Inner Revolutionary
    #FeelingLit, #Fam, #SquadGoals, #Woke, #OOTD, #InstaMood — these are all-too-familiar, guilty pleasure #hashtags most of us have probably used at some point in our #millennial lives. And while hashtags are now (#tbh, since forever) losing their purpose, we do have occasional moments where they play a genuinely important role in creating
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  • Music to get you through the day — 2018’s top picks
    Getting dressed, going to work, maybe hitting the gym, and coming home —  most of our lives have a set routine, thanks to our 9-5 schedules. And sometimes, you might just need a pick-me-up, a little something to get you through the day. And here’s where our kickass playlist comes in! A selection of 2018’s musical best — start your day with
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  • When the Background Scores
    Nothing makes a movie buff’s heart happier than a scene that’s been impeccably thought-out from start to finish. While cinematography is the backbone of most iconic scenes, music is its soul. There’s very little that can give as much essence to a visual piece as well-curated music — after all, it’s only when all senses are engaged that an
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  • Black Panther: Marvel’s Love-song to Africa
    The year is 1966. Imagine a young Stan Lee and Jack Kirby sitting in a smoke-filled room, discussing the Marvel Universe, the American political climate, and the lack of inclusivity in comics and real life alike. Lee and Kirby then decide to introduce Black Panther — a primal hero with the might of never-before-imagined technology behind him —
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  • Greta Gerwig is the Icon we’ve been waiting for
    “I like things that look like mistakes”, reveals Greta Gerwig in her role as Frances Ha in the eponymous 2012 film — the confident-yet-unassuming declaration of a woman who has finally come into her own.   From the earliest talkies to more recent superhero action-fests, women have typically been used as eye-candy. The overarching
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  • Fierce feminist icons of film
    Whether you’re a fan of light hearted comedies, or prefer thrillers that keep you at the edge of your seat, you’ll probably agree that the portrayal of women across movie genres is dismal. Male actors play varied and multidimensional characters. Women, on the other hand, are usually present only as  potential love interests – causing most
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