Music provides us with escapes from the real world, places a beat inside of us that just makes us move, and sometimes helps us do our homework. Every genre can be connected to a mood or action. What…Continue
Hey everyone,It's March 1st! You know what that means, right?! Yes, spring break is in exactly 22 days. But who's counting? Everyone. Everyone is counting. My favorite thing to do during spring break…Continue
If you’ve ever wanted to read a book about an Illuminati for books, led by old men in old suits instead of Beyonce, then Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, A Novel by Robin Sloan is the perfect match for you. I realize that this is a very abstract, specific-and-probably-has-never-come-across-your-mind type of book, but that’s the beauty of reading this book. Like Clay Jannon, when we delve into the story of Mr. Penumbra and his dust-laden book store, we are…Continue
A part of our identity as Americans is the story of the girl with the precious slippers who fell into the winds of a storm and found herself in the land of magic, Munchkinlanders, and a yellow sidewalk cleverly named the “Yellow Brick Road.” Yup…that’s right. I’m talking about the famous Girl Hick Somehow Travels to a Fantasy World Through a Tornado Because Screw Logic, also known as L. Frank Baum’s The…Continue
With the close of an old year (2014) and the beginning of a new year (2015), the entirety of social media should prepare itself for the army of "Top ____ List of 2014" that will increasingly pull us away from our current lives as we reminisce on this past year. Now, only because I'm a bandwagoner at heart, I chose to make my own "Top" list. Thus, here is my list of the Top 10 Twitter Fads of 2014.
Matching groutfits. Pizza with a side…Continue
As I sit in the O’Hare airport, terminal 3, gate L7, fourth row, first chair, two hours before lift off (I’m not mad or anything), I can hear more than one crying baby, see more than one preteen scrolling through his phone, and smell more than one abstract body odor mixed with a McDonald’s hash brown and Starbucks vanilla bean frap. Consequently, I can’t help but think about Andrew Smith’s Grasshopper Jungle. Thousands of people come to this airport every day—I…Continue