Category Archives: Culture

Seth Meyers Interviews Kellyanne Conway

I missed this when it aired earlier this week, but because of everything that I’ve heard – I made it a point to end up watching it at the end of the work week. I don’t quite understand Kellyanne Conway and I’m not going to try. I’ve seen enough of her during the campaign that I’ve just about made up my mind about her. However, Seth Meyers has really made an impression on me during this election – first with his message after the results and now this. We need someone to ask these hard questions and if you know me – then you know I love it when people just get called out for things like he’s doing here. It’s not bullying and he’s not doing it disrespectfully either, but he’s making a strong point here. Everyone should be doing this and as we move forward, we need to continue asking questions and challenging.

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Girls – The Final Season

Are we ready to finally say goodbye to Hannah Horvath and her girlfriends? The official trailer for the last season of Girls was released today and we have mixed feelings. I can openly admit that I haven’t loved every episode in this series. Sometimes, Hannah made me want to rip my hair out every time I heard her make some entitled millennial comment. And there were moments where we watched and we never even identified with any one of them, but nonetheless the show was entertaining. I’ve watched the series with so many different friends and since I missed the boat with Sex and the City way back when, I felt like this series was actually mine. I think now is the best time for Girls to end. It had a good run and I’m excited to see where everyone ends up… as long as Marnie leaves her husband. The new season begins February 12th on HBO.

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Girl Meets World is Officially Cancelled

So Disney officially took the axe to Girl Meets World this week and it was heartbreaking. Rumors have been swirling for about a month now on whether or not the show would continue. I’m actually really disappointed to hear the news. I’ve been watching the show since the first season and always made Kevin watch with me when I was living in Seattle. It’s different to view the world from Cory Matthews’ daughter’s point of view, but she was a pretty extraordinary character. Riley was dynamic and even as a twenty-something, I still felt like I resonated with her feelings as well as the other characters on the show. I wish Disney would give them a second chance or that another network would pick them up because they deserve to still be on air. I’m going to miss this cast.

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All Nighter

This is a very random movie. It’s almost like “Taken” with a comedic twist. I might also be a little bit weary about the chemistry between J.K. Simmons and Emile Hirsch, but I’d be willing to give this a shot… as a film I’d watch at home. Not in theaters.

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Willing to Quit Your Job for a Vacation?

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If I had seen this role when I was a senior in college, I probably would have been all OVER this! Royal Caribbean is offering one exciting opportunity right now to an individual that is willing to quit their job and become their social media intern for 3 weeks. As part of the benefits, you’ll get to hang out on the cruise line for free – basically a vacation – and you’ll get paid a stipend of $3,700 for three weeks of work. Doesn’t sound too bad, right? As long as you know how to use a smartphone and know the basics of Instagram, you’d be in pretty good shape!

To apply, you need to show Royal Caribbean your best travel photo and hashtag it with the following: #RoyalCaribbean and #ExtraordinaryExplorer. The only downside to this is that you’re going to be competing with a ton of people! I just checked the Extraordinary Explorer hashtag which already has over 100,000 posts in it, but I’m sure as the competition goes on, it will be even more challenging.

Also if you work in tech, maybe you don’t have to quit your job after all! Most will need to, but if you’re at a company with an unlimited vacation policy and have a manager that doesn’t mind you taking 3 consecutive weeks off, you could pull it off.

For more details, just click here!

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Blog Roundup

Some of these articles are outdated; we were saving them for this!

  • A photo series capturing two sides of a persona for TIFF [Hypebeast]
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A Collection Part 46

I always seem to have the most time to blog around the holidays, but it just so happens that I like being able to post for “A Collection” during this time too. We last did this post about 6 months ago so all of today’s photos are ones that I’ve been collecting and saving since then. Here’s hoping that these photographs tickle you, inspire you, or spark some kind of emotion within you the same way they do to us. Happy New Year! We’re excited for you 2017.

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Farewell, REDEFINE

Sometime after Yow Yow! was born, my brother had connected me to a young woman named Vivian Hua. She ran her own music and arts magazine and I thought she was a badass. I had already been writing for Yow Yow! on the side, but I HAD to be a part of her project and what she was doing. Through REDEFINE, I covered Capitol Hill Block Party and Bumbershoot both back in 2012. They were my very first press passes ever and soon after that allowed me to pave the way for my own press passes for Yow Yow! REDEFINE wasn’t the first place that I had seen my name in a byline before, but it was the first place that truly meant something to me. I was able to combine my love for both writing and music into one and it was exciting. My stint with REDEFINE as a contributing writer only lasted a year, but it was a fun experience to say the least. We were super pumped to check off another box within music.

Thank you Vivian for giving this opportunity to me and many writers and we wish you the best of luck on your future endeavors!

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Sex and the City 3 Gets A Green Light

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It’s official! The Sex and the City cast has signed on for a third movie in the series and the four women will return. At this point, the script has been approved by the women and filming will begin this summer in order for the film to be released in 2018.

Readers, I haven’t even seen the 2nd one yet! Is it worth watching? Also, how do we feel about there being a 3rd installment? Are we ready for another one or was it time to close the book on this one entirely?

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How SNL Transitions From the Monologue to the Opener

I’ve been watching Saturday Night Live since I was a kid and I think it’s a lot of peoples’ dream, like mine, to actually see a live taping of it someday in real life. Recently, Saturday Night Live aired a behind the scenes look at what it’s like for their team to transition from the Monologue to the Opener and it is fascinating to watch. The team doesn’t have much time to do it as they’ve only got as long as the intro lasts, but they begin moving as soon as they shout “Live from New York, it’s Saturday Night!” Then the countdown begins and I have to admit, as I’m watching the clip and watching them countdown, I’m a little nervous as to how they’re going to take down this huge wall in 25 seconds! Watching this program growing up meant a lot to me and my family. Even in college, if I was out, I would sometimes try to make it back in time to watch if there was an interesting host and especially if the musical act was good. However, there’s a lot that I never took into account that goes into making this production what it is and these transitions are a large portion of that.

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American Breakfast is Dessert

When you go to brunch on the weekend, are you more of a sweet or savory person? For me, I tend to lean savory. As much as I love seeing a cinnamon apple waffle or a berry french toast with whipped cream on a menu, I know that I can only handle a couple of bites. To be honest, while I have a sweet tooth, I didn’t grow up eating a lot of dessert so having it as a full meal is a bit overwhelming for me. This video by Vox which compares sweet breakfast items to actual desserts shouldn’t be all that surprising, but is still an interesting watch.

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What We’re Watching:

Happy Thanksgiving weekend everyone! I hope everyone is thoroughly stuffed and completely well-rested! I just spent the last few days in southern California with my relatives and decided to come home right before the weekend because these days I’m always craving more alone time at my home especially having been on the road on/off for the last two months.

As I type, I’m on episode two of the revival. Two things to note, 1) I rarely watch Netflix and by rarely I mean like 2-3 times a year. 2) I didn’t even watch the last 3 seasons or so of Gilmore Girls so I have no idea where they even left off! However, I get fomo so I didn’t want to be one of those people that wasn’t watching the revival, plus Kristie and I talked about it today before I left for my flight so we started episode 1 together.

Who else is watching?! We’ve always loved the mother-daughter pair and of course, I want to see who she ends up with!

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Beauty and the Beast Movie Trailer

As someone who grew up watching the classic over and over and over again as a child, it feels a little bit weird to see it as a remake! We really like Emma Watson though so we’re crossing our fingers that we’ll love this one just as much as the old.

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Sesame Street: Mannequin Challenge

Tommy has been trying to convince me for the last week that the Mannequin Challenges are really cool. I’ve watched more than several by now, but this is probably my favorite so far and even then I’m not blown away by it. I just think there was so much work that went into that made it awesome plus – who doesn’t love Sesame Street?

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