(500) Days of Summer – A 10 Year Retrospective from a 23-Year-Old Girl

This post also ran here on NextBestPicture.com, with some minor editing changes. I am quite literally showing my age here, but I saw “(500) Days of Summer” when I was 13 years old. I was not a scholar; I was not a cinephile; hell, I am sure I was still watching Disney Channel Original Movies … Continue reading (500) Days of Summer – A 10 Year Retrospective from a 23-Year-Old Girl

We Become What We Behold/Coming Out Simulator: They’re Free and Online. Play Them.

In an age where we pay $60 to try to buy hundreds of hours of top tier graphic video game fun, it may seem odd to focus on a 15 minute web browser game. But contrarily, I almost feel that the philosophy behind these creations is more relevant than it ever has been in the … Continue reading We Become What We Behold/Coming Out Simulator: They’re Free and Online. Play Them.

Why are artists the only people we encourage to have feelings?

This article originally ran earlier this year on my personal blog. While rewatching the 2009 MGM remake of “Fame” recently (I know, why do I do this to myself, etc), I found myself watching a trope that I feel like I’ve seen a thousand times before, but had yet to be articulated. Malik (Collins Pennie) … Continue reading Why are artists the only people we encourage to have feelings?