The Internet’s Favorite Boyband (September 29, 2017)
By placing the boyband moniker on them, or by them seizing it themselves, BROCKHAMPTON shifts the paradigm of this musical institution to more accurately reflect the identity of today’s tastemakers. An all white, straight group has less resonance to the current generation that grew up idolizing people like Frank Ocean and Tyler, The Creator — and the future is even more colorful. The rules have changed and BROCKHAMPTON knows it.
‘The Night Of’ and the Whodunnit That Wasn’t (August 2, 2016)
Halfway through HBO’s eight episode murder-mystery miniseries The Night Of and there still hasn’t been much mystery — at least in the form that many have come to expect from the ‘criminal justice’ genre. Like the title of its second episode, the show has been a “Subtle Beast” slowly and methodically weaving a tale that has less to do with murder and more to do with the perpetual grind of an imperfect justice system that has little regard for those it chews up and spits out.
Romeo Goes From Warped to Wavy: An Interview with Brandon Sidney (July 22, 2016)
Looking at his presence now, either in music videos or in his various photoshoots, it’s clear that Romeo is much more Complex than Alternative Press. Despite the diversifying of massive alternative events like Warped Tour, the idea of counter-culture still runs deep. Unless your name is Tyler Carter, R&B and pop in the style that Romeo aspires to embody often acts as a placeholder in the alt-scene, not as the main draw.
In September of 2015, the College's Security Crime Log has two recorded instances of rape, one in Pearl Hall on the 9th, which is still labeled as an “Open Incident,” and one in Bankus Hall on the 20th, which has been closed and referred to “Judicial Review.” In both cases, students on campus were not made aware of the action through email, which usually acts as the main source of alerts and campus-wide communication.
A Fan Retelling of 5 years of Sum 41’s 'Screaming Bloody Murder' (March 29, 2016)
Screaming Bloody Murder, for me, wasn’t just about a few songs listed together on the case of a disc. It’s what convinced me that art is larger than life and there are things in music that can’t be said with words. To the fans that paid attention to the album process, this was Whibley’s mind laid bare for all to see — post-serious injury, post-divorce, and though it wasn’t known at the time, the beginning of a near deadly downward spiral.