Books Every Boy Should Read

I distinctly remember being in elementary school and only reading a select few books. There's always the few books schools would assign, the ones that tested your reading comprehension, but none of those were as interesting as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles books my mom would buy me. I don't remember much else from those... Continue Reading →

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Aftermath of the Paris Attacks

After the night of fury and chaos in Paris, the world is still dazed. It's being reported that 129 people were murdered, but with many more still injured and in critical condition. President Francois Hollande called the attacks an "Act of war". And although the French government has only just begun to identify the attackers (You... Continue Reading →

Reflections on NaNoWriMo

Starting tomorrow, on November 1st, the National Novel Writing Month officially begins. The goal is for a concentrated month in which participants aim for at least 50,000 words written during that month (even though novels are generally 80,000 words). However, they do admit that the length they choose makes most novels turn out to be... Continue Reading →

The Roles of Art

I find it interesting in the way art almost entirely reflects the artist. Of course this seems obvious, but there's also unintentional ways it reflects the artist. This is noticeable when you take a writer who doesn't make an outline for their writing. If they begin to just write and see what comes out, it... Continue Reading →

Female Body Image and Marketing

Many people might have noticed lately the #PlusIsEqual manufactured by Lane Bryant. The aim of the campaign is seemingly to get more coverage for these plus size women. The mission statement on their website reads as is: 67% of US women are size 14 to 34. But they’re underrepresented on billboards, magazines, TV…everywhere. We believe... Continue Reading →

A Few Books Everyone Should Read

So summer is here and everyone is making their summer reading lists, so I thought I should make mine. The way I chose these books is based entirely on impact and relevance that they still hold today. It's the fact that how much these books have influenced the way our society functions that people should... Continue Reading →

B.B. King Tribute Event

Today the city of Memphis put on a tribute concert in W.C. Handy Park just off Beale Street for the late B.B. King. There was a light rain up until 11 a.m. when the concert started, then picking up later in the show with a brief downpour. The rain didn't seem to bother the lighthearted... Continue Reading →

For B.B. King

It's not the greatest way to start the day by waking up and seeing a text that says B.B. King died. But still life goes on. If I had my choice I would have stayed home under my covers and listened to his early work all day, but life goes on and that wasn't an... Continue Reading →

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