Culture / Film / Television

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’: Trying to make sense of the reviews

If you’ve logged into any social network this week, it’s likely that you’ve seen some headlines about Fifty Shades of Grey. The highly anticipated film adaptation of the erotic Fifty Shades trilogy is opening in theaters February 12, just in time for Valentine’s Day (can you sense my sarcasm?). I was perusing both Facebook and Tumblr, and started … Continue reading

Culture / Music

What Lykke Li’s ‘I Never Learn’ says about the music industry, concert culture

On May 6, Swedish singer-songwriter Lykke Li released her third album, I Never Learn, after teasing audiences for months with various videos, sound clips, and singles. The effort was her shortest yet most ambitious record, as she drew upon extreme heartbreak and sadness for its material. The nine-track collection features the singles, “No Rest For … Continue reading