I tried it. The Unicorn Frappuccino. The bright pink coffee-less Starbucks creation broke the internet when news of it’s arrival leaked a few days ago. Now we’re on day 2 of the sugary drink’s blink-and-you’ll-miss it 5-day run. Like anyone on the internet, I’ve found Unicorn Frappuccino madness pretty hard to ignore. But when I caved … More Unicorn Frappuccino: How Starbucks Is Lowkey Educating Us on Social Media Manipulation
Over the past few years, TV has become more diverse. Not shockingly so: most lead characters on primetime shows are still white. But there’s no doubt that the number of black (or Asian) friends and supporting characters is increasing. It’s a small step, but still progress. And a larger number of shows, like Scandal and … More Race on CW’s Riverdale: What’s Different from the Archie Comics?
On March 21, CW’s The Flash aired its musical episode … a crossover with sister show Supergirl that’s been getting a bit of media buzz. If you ask iTunes, Barry’s (Grant Gustin) sweet serenade to Iris (Candice Patton) with “Coming Home to You” was the most popular song of the night. But I can’t stop listening … More The Flash’s “Put a Little Love In Your Heart” with Cisco and Winn: In-Depth Rewatch
Back in 2011, I couldn’t get enough of Glee, Fox’s quirky musical comedy about high school misfits. My favorite Glee actor was Darren Criss: at the time, relatively unknown outside of his work writing songs for, and starring as Harry in, the fan-made YouTube hit A Very Potter Musical. But Glee has been off the air for a couple of years. And while I … More Glee Reunion: Darren Criss in The Flash-Supergirl Musical Episode
Glee is — without a doubt — my favorite TV series of all time. Much like the musical Hairspray, I resonate with its message and worldview on an emotional level. Glee is a TV show about the outcasts, rebels, and misfits at an Ohio high school. But more than that, Glee is about coming to … More The (Flawed) Theology of Glee
I love musicals. I have loved them since I was in high school. I get that musicals are cheesy, I get that their plot lines can be a little bit ridiculous. But I love them. For better or worse, some of my favorite forms of entertainment are cheesy, ridiculous, and ever so slightly over the … More A Theology of HAIRSPRAY
Like much of the rest of the world, I’ve found myself strangely addicted to the phenomenon that is Pokemon GO. But part of this craze that I didn’t expect? It’s surprisingly easy to turn the game into an aerobic activity that can help expand your fitness routine. In the past week, I’ve gone on two Pokemon GO runs. … More Pokemon GO on a Run: Exercise Tips for Lazy People