A (Semi) Practical Defense Against the Latest Rom-Com Study

The latest study on the detriments of watching rom-coms have revealed results that one may find somewhat surprising. Rather than, say, proving that ingesting a steady diet of films in the vein of Pretty Woman will only lead to obscenely false expectations, an examination conducted by the University of Michigan has shown that …

From “California Dreamin'” to “Freak”: California’s Musical History As A Haven for Weirdos

As New York-born Lana Del Rey continues to graft California and its (anti-)cultural trappings for her music, it leads one to take pause and reflect on the state’s rich aural and visual tradition of beckoning to weirdos through song. As Del Rey’s latest single, aptly titled “Freak,” from her Honeymoon …

Bradley Cooper Persists in His Typecast as The Bad Boy Gone Good in Burnt a.k.a. Aloha 2

As Bradley Cooper’s filmography continues to expand, it’s surprising to find that rather than opting for the expected stereotype of someone with an aesthetic such as himself opting for the frat boy-esque role (which he mastered already in Wedding Crashers and The Hangover trilogy), he instead favors the bad boy …