On Thursday, Chester Bennington of Linkin Park, passed away. The reported cause is suicide. Linkin Park meant a lot to me. They were my first favorite band (as opposed to liking the pop groups everyone else liked). I was in MSN groups asking why they didn’t sing LP songs on American Idol (give me a break, I was 11). Looking back, I think that as a person … Continue reading RIP Chester
Here’s a little bit of a Music Monday for you since I misscheduled my last post. I went to YouTube an artist I heard on TV, but eventually found Ana Tijoux and her song with Shadia Mansour called “Somos Sur.” There are so many reasons why I love this song. First of all, it’s very subversive. I don’t speak Spanish, but thankfully, we live … Continue reading Music Monday: Salsa & Choke
I just finished watching the Starz series The Girlfriend Experience which seems loosely based on the 2009 film of the same name. I saw the movie a while ago and don’t remember it exactly, but the tv program was much more of ride. It was probably not the show’s intention to make one want to emulate Riley Keough’s Christine Reade, but it was impossible for me not to notice Christine’s wardrobe. … Continue reading Girlfriend Experience & Office Wear
Happy Black History Month! I’m know I’m posting this on its last day and obviously we shouldn’t restrict educating ourselves and celebrating once a year, but I wanted to get this in because we have this designation. Sharing and learning the often overlooked and erased contributions of a people is the whole point of this month! I won a giveaway from Goodreads a couple of months … Continue reading Power to the People
A pal reblogged a post on Tumblr the other day of a list of movies with the theme “Damn yall, she did that” or something along those lines 😄 It had your Gone Girl, your A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, but it did not have Bernhard Wicki’s 1964 The Visit which I just happen to catch one 3 am simply because I felt like … Continue reading The Visit
I don’t really have favorites. Favorite food, favorite color… I feel like they’re supposed to be representative of you, and I’m just too multifaceted and evolving. However, I will say that the movie that I’ve watched the most– and would be my favorite if I had them at the present– is The Social Network. When it first announced, I was probably someone who groaned and wrote … Continue reading The Movie I’ve Watched Most
As someone who used to actively seek out music from every genre and location around the globe (but snobbishly, not American pop music), it’s a little depressing that I just listen to whatever’s on FM in the rare car ride nowadays. But if I happen to be awake at 4 in the morning and there’s nothing else on TV, I’ll actually check out MTV during … Continue reading Selena Wants Revenge?
Hello readers! I’m so excited because I won some amazing goodies from Comedy Central! The channel home to classic funny shows like The Daily Show and Chappelle’s Show has an online panel that asks what members think about those programs. It’s all pretty tailored, that is, they ask about certain shows at certain times, so it’s not paid like other panels. But I watch a lot of … Continue reading Look What I Won!
As I mentioned in my last post, we recently celebrated my dad’s birthday, and one of my gifts to him was Michael Moore’s latest documentary Where to Invade Next. In it, Moore presents a fictionalized meeting between him and U.S. military heads where they ask him for help after 70 years of losing wars. He decides to “invade” countries and take what we need from them. These nations … Continue reading Where to Invade Next
Part of the reason I named my blog as I did is that I’m in a weird place with my self-esteem. Another part is that I love Hari Kondabolu. The title of Hari’s record references when white people are supposed to become the racial minority in the United States, a glorious, misleading prediction over which even I, myself glossed. “Well, it’s 49% white people and 51% you … Continue reading How Do I Land in 2042?