Budding Overthinker, Musician, and Brad Pitt Fan: peace sammy on His Debut EP “piece of peace”

peace sammy wishes he smoked cigarettes, but not for the nicotine buzz. The cancerous and carcinogenic effects are a little intimidating for him: he just likes the aesthetic. Cigarettes are an accessory in the image of himself that he wishes to curate, the self he shows us in casual Instagram posts, all-lowercase text, and simpleContinue reading “Budding Overthinker, Musician, and Brad Pitt Fan: peace sammy on His Debut EP “piece of peace””

Twisters of the Great Reality: Joan Didion and the Concept of Writers

If successful storytelling could be summarized in a single question, my father would argue it’s:  “Does my suffering matter?” This was his answer when I asked him what made a story worth telling. And I suppose I agree. The best stories have drama, pain, grievance, and, depending on the preference of the consumer, resolution.  AnotherContinue reading “Twisters of the Great Reality: Joan Didion and the Concept of Writers”

The Individualist Climate Change Illusion

We’ve heard it forever. Reuse, Reduce, Recycle. Turn the water off while you’re brushing your teeth. Stop using plastic straws. These are just a few of the luminous mantras coined by the media. From a young age, Americans are exposed to the mindset that the biggest changes to the environment we can make come fromContinue reading “The Individualist Climate Change Illusion”

The Double Standard for Women in Politics: Rumors, Lies, and Inflated Truths

Following her nomination by President Biden for Director of Office of Budget and Management, Neera Tanden deleted over 1,000 tweets, changing her Twitter bio from “progressive” to “liberal.” If citizens weren’t enraged by her initial nomination, this pushed them to be. Soon, those controversial tweets resurfaced, and underwhelming Senate support caused her to request forContinue reading “The Double Standard for Women in Politics: Rumors, Lies, and Inflated Truths”