Friday, February 26, 2021

How to have a hygge holiday

With exams piling up and lockdowns looming, it’s been a nerve-wracking time of year. Last holiday season, we were shopping, attending parties, and enjoying...

Five books to warm up to this holiday season

As the snow falls faintly around us, and the soft lights of trees twinkle in the night sky, the holiday season is upon us....

Hallmark helps keep our spirits merry

Hallmark—the master of sappy Christmas movies—is running its annual December marathon, easing our cabin fever with fresh mistletoes and crackling fireplaces. These love-to-hate and hate-to-love...
This Disney short represented Filipino culture around Christmas time.

Filipino culture and the universal message in From Our Family to...

Every Christmas season, the floodgates of holiday movies and specials open. Being wrapped in a blanket, hot chocolate in hand, re-watching your favourite holiday...

The M List: 10 gifts that give back

When we think of Christmas—the birth of Jesus, shortbread cookies, reindeer, eggnog, skating, winter break, spending time with family, crazy sweaters, and gift giving...

Mine Barack Obama’s mind in A Promised Land

It’s Fall, 2008. Barack Obama is running for president, and I’m attending a mostly all-white secondary school. My classmates debate about how Obama could win and...

Movies that transformed their genres

As time progresses, transformations in the film industry can represent—or document—the way society also progresses. Movies change and reflect how we view ourselves and...

The Queen’s Gambit is a checkmate for Netflix

On a checkered board of 64 squares, you need strategy and instinct to survive in the game of chess, which is exactly what Beth...

Antigone Now: How a 2000-Year-Old Story Comes Full Circle

As the blue night lifts and the sun peeks over the rubble and dust-covered hills, Ismene stands alone, weeping. “I cannot resist life,” she...

Lana Del Rey at her most vulnerable in Violet Bent Backwards...

Singer Lana Del Rey brings her ethereal storytelling to life with her debut poetry collection, Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass. In it, Del Rey reminisces on...

The rise of internet influencers in mainstream cinema

From the early days of YouTube to the waning days of Vine, online platforms have created chances for anyone to go viral and make...

The intrigue (and danger) of virtual celebrities

People continually seek new experiences, and as technology advances, newer things grab our attention. Modern technology has revolutionized our lives—from how we play video...

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