Understanding Christopher Boone

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a novel written in 2003 by author Mark Haddon. This mystery is told from the point of view of 15-year-old Christopher Boone, who despises the color yellow and loves his pet rat, Toby. Christopher finds his neighbor’s dog (Wellington) dead on his street, and his … Continue reading Understanding Christopher Boone

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Review: Justin Bieber’s “Purpose”

I wouldn't say I ever went through a "Bieber fever" phase, nor did I really enjoy Justin Bieber's earlier music, but less than a week ago, Bieber released his fourth album, Purpose, and his songs have been on repeat on the radio since November 13th.  In this album, we get to hear a more mature side of Justin as … Continue reading Review: Justin Bieber’s “Purpose”

Crimson Peak: What They Did Right and What They Did Wrong

This past week, Guillermo Del Toro’s film Crimson Peak premiered in theaters, which stars Mia Wasikowska and Tom Hiddleston. The film centers around Edith, a woman who marries a mysterious man named Thomas Sharpe and finds herself living in his haunted home. After seeing the film, there were some things I loved and some things … Continue reading Crimson Peak: What They Did Right and What They Did Wrong

Album Review: To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar rose to fame with his album good kid, m.A.A.d city with his addicting beats driving singles like "Swimming Pools (Drank)" and "Don't Kill My Vibe". In his newest album To Pimp a Butterfly, the album is less about the perils of overdrinking and keeping the "vibe", but about black culture as a whole. … Continue reading Album Review: To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar