15 Years Later: Aaliyah’s Last Album Is An Underrated R&B Masterpiece

It was a Mic.com article that reminded me that Aaliyah‘s last album, Aaliyah, was released fifteen years ago, on July 7, 2001. I became a mixed bag of emotions reading the headline. I felt mainly happiness because the album is one of my all-time favorites. But also, a tide of sadness. Who knew, back then, it would be her last released while still alive. I wanted the album from … Continue reading 15 Years Later: Aaliyah’s Last Album Is An Underrated R&B Masterpiece

Should We Care About Charlie Sheen’s HIV Diagnosis?

Today is World AIDS Day. I would have never thought that out of all the actors in Hollywood, an announcement by Charlie Sheen would’ve meant anything to me at all. Aside from his surprising comedic talent during his tenure on Two and a Half Men, I otherwise knew Sheen as a notorious, reckless, non-stop party man-child. But when he announced on the Today show, to … Continue reading Should We Care About Charlie Sheen’s HIV Diagnosis?

Wait, I’m Sorry. Is ‘The Bedford Stop’ A Parody of Williamsburg?

Having lived in New York for five years, I regularly came across articles and rants about the downfall of cool and blanket of corniness that took over the neighborhood of Williamsburg in Brooklyn. If you live in New York, it is wildfire fact that Williamsburg is the place you love to hate but would secretly live if you could. During the early 2000s, Williamsburg evolved … Continue reading Wait, I’m Sorry. Is ‘The Bedford Stop’ A Parody of Williamsburg?