“Blackhearts,” or, Blackbeard Pre-Pirate

This summer, I’ve had a hunger for stories that were ocean-focused: mermaid re-tellings, pirate stories, romances set in small beach towns. Blackhearts, a debut young adult novel by Nicole Castroman, was a great way to take that curiosity and learn a little bit about the origins of pirate legends. It takes place in 17th century England, … More “Blackhearts,” or, Blackbeard Pre-Pirate

Halsey x The Weeknd Collab: “Eyes Closed”

Halsey has been taking over the pop/electro scene bit by bit over the past year, and her latest release is going to rock your world. It’s everything you love about Halsey: heart-wrenching emotion delivered in a mix of her trademark voice and unique lyrics; with undertones of The Weeknd’s style: dark angst, an r/b influenced-beat. … More Halsey x The Weeknd Collab: “Eyes Closed”

Bonjour, 2017…

… Et au revoir, 2016. Today is the second day of 2017, and I’m still trying to wrap my head around it. Then again, in a way, I can’t even wrap my head around the fact that 2016 is over. It’s been a whirlwind of a year; personally, academically, and definitely politically. I changed my … More Bonjour, 2017…

Italy in Two Words-

Love & Gelato, also known as the two reasons everyone goes to Italy to find. This may be an overly simplistic view of the country, but it is also the title of the charming debut from Jenna Evans Welch. And if in real life, love and gelato aren’t enough reasons to go to Italy, then … More Italy in Two Words-