A (Not So) Brief Critique of Female Objectification in Amateur Photography

With the endless amount of amateur photography available on the internet combined with my habit of casually tossing my opinion online, it should come as no surprise that I have a massive artistic bone to pick with the misogynist themes in amateur photography.

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Why Cosmic Horror is The Most Relevant Genre of Our Time

Cosmic horror (also known as Lovecraftian horror), is a horror of a different breed. While basic forms of horror center around external fears like monsters or the supernatural, cosmic horror fixates on the one most crippling, inescapable, and unexplainable fear we all try to ignore: the fear of the unknown. The universe and everything beyond it is too vast for us to understand, and completely indifferent of our existence. Now, that’s scary.

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How to Wrap Filipino Egg Rolls (Lumpia) According to My Mom

Lumpia has been a longtime favorite among Filipinos and Westerners alike. My mom makes her own version and is surprisingly more particular about the technique of rolling than she is about what goes inside the lumpia. During my last visit home, she decided to teach me how to properly roll lumpia.

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Why Screenwriting can make you better at prose (and vice versa)

A good writer is a versatile one. This is a phrase I come back to again an again. As a writer, it’s my mantra. Writers ought to practice all types of writing under the sun, as each style presents its own challenges. Poetry asks for brevity and concision, the short story asks for focus, novels…

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Forget the Incredibles 2 – Bao is the film you need to see.

Bao successfully illustrates the delicate balance between distance and rejection that exists between immigrant parents and their children. Shi dances on our heartstrings, bringing the mother-child relationship to center stage. As the first female short film director in Pixar history, Shi stole the show.

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Why We Should Let Pop Poetry Have its Moment

Short, snappy poetry posts have become increasingly popular on Instagram, as they fit perfectly into a square frame and generally require less than .08 seconds of rumination from the reader. Reposting with proper credit to @iwrotethisforyou.me 💜 A post shared by Button Poetry (@buttonpoetry) on Jun 12, 2018 at 1:33pm PDT On one hand, this…

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Dear Writers, Quit Letting Genre Define You

To stop ourselves from writing a serious piece because we’re supposed to be working on comedic skits is a damn-near tragedy. 

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5 Reasons Frida Kahlo’s Face is not a trend piece.

There was Frida before the Fridamania magnets.

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