The Intrigue of Lolita – A Brief Analysis and Review

I am a huge Lana Del Rey fan. I have been since I was about eleven years old. I first discovered “Lolita” through Del Rey’s music, and I became intrigued with the story. “Lolita” is a novel written in 1955 by Vladimir Nabokov. It is told from the perspective of Humbert Humbert, a middle-aged literature…

Every Day: The Film That Could’ve Been

(WARNING: Contains spoilers for both the novel and movie, Every Day) My love for writing and reading began only after I read two phenomenal books: It’s Kind of A Funny Story by Ned Vizzini, and Every Day by David Levithan. Vizzini’s novel was written in a realistic, raw and engaging format, whereas Levithan’s writing was…

10 Pro-Protest Newsies Lyrics

In the late nineteenth century—1899, to be exact—the newsboys of New York City gathered up and formed an unofficial union to strike against magnate Joseph Pulitzer, whose power he abused and whose newspaper company, The World, overworked the poor newsies (many of whom were of one-digit ages) and underpaid them to starvation. The children eventually…

Live Music or the Good Ol’ Radio?

  Ask anyone what’s better, live music or the radio, and 9 out 10 will prefer listening to live music to the radio. I haven’t been to many concerts, and apart from the multiple One Direction performances, I am not a regular at gigs. Maybe its because I’m a poor student (cue the ‘Awws’), or…