Concert Commandments

The one thing that was a bit unnerving about the Jack Johnson concert was the different ways in which the varied crowd interaction went down. There were the chill couples, the Coachella girls (newsflash: heels not appropriate for the lawn’s incline), the stoners, the party people, the true fans, the hangers on (that’s me!), the…

Questionable Quote

Stay tuned tomorrow for my thoughts on I Am Not A Hipster – but for now, just a thought-provoking quote: “There are too many assholes out there with cameras and computers making pointless crap and calling it art.” Are there? Is it ‘art’? I’ve asked similar questions during my studies – is photography dead? Are…

Poisonous Perfume

This week’s unpopular opinion is my hatred of perfume. Cologne, body spray, scented moisturizer, whatever you want to call it, I find it gross. Reasons why it sucks: – They charge outlandish amounts of money purely for branding. – It’s 80% chemicals and 20% water (rough estimate, I’m no scientist). – No matter how ‘good’…

“I have a boyfriend”

A friend posted this article yesterday and I thought it was interesting. Well-written and thought-provoking, it raises some interesting points about social interactions, gender (in)equality, and the bar scene.   My favourite quote (which isn’t from the article, but the Tumblrsphere): Male privilege is “I have a boyfriend” being the only thing that can actually…

Blue Crush Exists

I’m pretty sure Blue Crush was the first DVD I bought. A cool subculture, beautiful shots of Hawaii, and terrible supporting actors (surfers cast in the film) have solidified it as a classic film to throw on when I’m sick/bored/crabby about the weather. I got to experience the film in person on an afternoon drive…

WB Studio Tour

One of the many highlights of my 5 days in LA was the Warner Brothers Studio Tour. After much debate about which studio to tour – the much talked about, more flashy Universal or the home to my beloved Gilmore Girls, WB – we decided that Warner Brothers seemed like a more authentic, more ‘us’…