2014 Forest Hills Drive: Biggest Flop for J. Cole Thus Far

Let’s be honest: J. Cole is overrated. That is not to say that he is not a good artist or that he has no talent or message to deliver. In fact, I believe that J. Cole, whose full name is Jermaine Cole, is a very intellectually and socially conscious in comparison to many popular hip-hop […]

B4.DA.$$: A Remarkable Nineties Hip-Hop Comeback

Hip-hop has gone through many different phases, from the social-commentary focused sound of Grandmaster  Flash and the Furious Five, Public Enemy and Rage Against the Machine, to the beginnings of gangster rap in artists like N.W.A. and Coolio, 50 Cent and Lil’ Wayne. However, this barely even scratches the surface of the different types of […]

11 Gifts to Give the Antsy and Emotional ‘Twin Peaks’ Fan in Your Life

When the return of David Lynch’s 1990s TV show Twin Peaks was announced last October 2014, MILLIONS of frustrated fans like me were elated and overjoyed by the news that we would once again be returning to the town of Twin Peaks. The show’s tentative release date in 2016 is exactly 25 years after the show’s […]

Netflix to Adapt an ‘Unfortunate’ Series

Were you left angry and upset about movie adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Events back in 2004? Did you leave the theater thoroughly annoyed and cover your ears anytime someone mentions that travesty of a film? Well, put your hands down and take a seat, because Netflix has acquired the rights to Lemony Snicket’s […]

Punk Goes… Breathe New Life into ‘Ain’t It Fun’

Issues vocalist Tyler Carter and Luke Holland of The Word Alive have released their cover of Paramore’s “Ain’t It Fun”, and their take on the hit is, well, fun. “It’s such a timeless song,” Carter said in an interview with Alternative Press, where both commended Paramore for staying true to their scene in the face […]

Ariana Grande’s ‘My Everything’ Album Review

Ariana Grande’s second album, My Everything, was released on August 25, and many people seem to be crazy in love with it, regardless if they are loyal fans of her or not. The 21-year-old singer and actress has moved up to stardom since her first appearance in the Nickelodeon sitcom, Victorious. Although she was well-liked […]

Fall Out Boy Black Out Social Media, Tease New Single

Welcome to a new era of Fall Out Boy. On September 4, fans of the Chicago band were greeted with blacked out profile and cover photos of the band’s social media accounts. The band then posted a short video that allegedly spells out the name of their new single, “Centuries,” in Morse code. The band’s official […]

Hilary Duff’s New Singles

We’ve been waiting ever so anxiously for the release of “Chasing the Sun” and…it’s not exactly what I thought it was going to be! I thought that, being described as adult and acoustic, it would sound a bit different. What I’m hearing is a slowed down Colbie Caillat ad I’m a bit bummed out. Props to Hilary for ditched […]

Recap: #MONUMENTOUR @ Atlanta, GA

  Fall Out Boy and Paramore’s co-headlining tour, the MONUMENTOUR, made its way to Atlanta on July 30, and I was one of the many people in attendance that night. I bought my tickets one day after pre-sale started, had been anticipating this date pretty much all year, and was especially excited to see Paramore, […]

50 Shades of Disappointment

The raunchy young adult novel that readers can’t get enough of has turned into a movie and has been taking the media by a storm. The Fifty Shades of Grey movie, which comes out on February 14, 2015, just released its first trailer and people have certainly been talking about it; but not all good […]

Crystal Kay Debuts Video for ‘Dum Ditty Dumb’

In preparation of her US debut, J-Pop singer Crystal Kay premiered the music video for her single “Dum Ditty Dumb” on Fuse on August 12. While her name may sound unfamiliar, anime fans may recognize her voice from the Fullmetal Alchemist end credits song, “Motherland,” or her face from the music video for Travie McCoy’s […]

Metro Station Reunites with Trace Cyrus, New Single and Tour

Get ready to “Shake It” again, because Trace and Mason are back in business. Shortly after announcing that Trace had rejoined the band, Metro Station released a new single, and announced that they would be joining The Ready Set, Against the Current, and The Downtown Fiction on The Outsiders Tour this fall. This is the […]

5 Seconds of Summer Album Review

  What started out as four Australian boys covering songs on YouTube, has now become one of the most sensational boy bands (although they are primarily a pop rock band) of 2014. 5 Seconds of Summer, also known as 5sos, rose to international fame after opening up for One Direction on their Take Me Home […]

TV Characters with Disabilities

Diversity is important in television. As a young woman with cerebral palsy, I love having relatable role models on the small screen. Here are a few of the characters with disabilities I have watched this summer online. Walt Jr from Breaking Bad Throughout the show, he struggles through his father’s diagnosis, parents’ divorce, and the secret […]

Are You ‘Ready’ for AJR?

If songs get stuck in your head easily, maybe it’s best you….not read this. Well, you’re curious now, so I guess carry on. I first encountered indie-pop band AJR in early July after seeing them open for Lindsey Stirling. Made up of three brothers – Adam, Jack, and Ryan Metzger – they reminded me of […]

‘All About That Bass’: Another Sad Attempt at Faux Body Positivity

So here’s the thing: a woman can be body positive without the approval of a man. It’s true, and sadly, I don’t think pop media quite understands that yet, even in 2014. In Meghan Trainor’s “All about That Bass” music video, she stereotypically aligns body positivity to equating to male approval, and that the image […]

Hilary Duff to Release New Album and New TV Series

Wait, what? Could it be true? Could our preteen idol finally be making our dreams come true? After seven long years of waiting, Hilary has decided to make a come back! On June 26, Hilary posted a picture wearing headphones on her instagram with the caption. “Studio werkin.” The former Disney starlet also posted a picture with Ed […]

REVIEW: The Never Ending – ‘ONE’ EP

Like many people, I’m always skeptical when Disney stars release albums. And even though I like Debby Ryan enough, I was still cautious after the announcement of The Never Ending’s debut release, ‘ONE.’ But if The Never Ending’s ‘ONE’ is a sampler of what’s to come, then Debby Ryan and The Never Ending are the […]

Lana Del Rey’s “Ultraviolence” Review

After being heavily criticized in 2012, significantly with her SNL performance, Lana Del Rey comes back stronger than ever proving her critics wrong about their shallow opinions about her. Following up to her successful 2012 release, Born To Die, singer Lana Del Rey accomplishes to mesmerize with captivating vocals and soothing melodies on her latest […]

The Fosters: Season 1 Recap and Season 2 Preview

THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS SPOILERS FROM THE 1st and 2nd SEASON The Fosters is set to return to ABC Family on June 16th almost exactly a year since it premiered. Jennifer Lopez serves as executive producer and Peter Paige and Bradley Bredeweg as the creators. Those who have seen the show will be able to feel […]