Another Day of Sun: A Tribute to 2016

Well, that's a wrap on a pretty insane year all told. I want to look back at 2016, warts and all, the good and the bad. I'm gonna do so in the only way I know how: through a movie reference. My favorite film of 2016 was undoubtedly La La Land (Chazelle, 2016), and my favorite song from … Continue reading Another Day of Sun: A Tribute to 2016

Why Betty Haynes from “White Christmas” Will Forever Be #LifeGoals

Five years ago, I decided to pop in the old VHS tape of White Christmas (Curtiz, 1954) my family had always kept, but had never gotten around to watching. I was in the last three minutes of the movie when the tape broke, to my horror! By complete coincidence, the movie was also playing on television, and when I … Continue reading Why Betty Haynes from “White Christmas” Will Forever Be #LifeGoals

30 Strange Things I’ve Learned About Myself from Studying Abroad

Well that's it, folks! My semester abroad in New Zealand has come to an end, and as I reflect on my past few months and all of the amazing things I had the crazy opportunities to accomplish, I realized that I've learned quite a few things about myself and about New Zealand. Let's discuss: 1. I can … Continue reading 30 Strange Things I’ve Learned About Myself from Studying Abroad

Look What Popped Up at the Pop-up Globe Theatre

This past summer, the city of Auckland, New Zealand celebrated the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare in a very unique way - by building an exact replica of the second Globe Theatre and putting on a series of tours, workshops, and Shakespeare-penned productions. This was an effort conceived by Professor Tim Fitzpatrick … Continue reading Look What Popped Up at the Pop-up Globe Theatre

Paris, tu es de ma famille.

It's been a few days, and I know that everyone is aware of the situation that unfolded in Paris on Friday, November 13 in Paris. Not as widely publicized but equally as important are the tragedies that also befell Beirut, Baghdad, Japan, Mexico, and Kenya, overall resulting in a total of thousands of deaths around the … Continue reading Paris, tu es de ma famille.