Book Review: “The Only Street in Paris”

Of the 6,100 streets in Paris, the Rue de Martyrs is the only one that matters. Nestled within the 9th arrondissement of France’s capital city, and just below Montmartre, home to Moulin Rouge, is the Rue de Martyrs. In her book, “The Only Street in Paris,” former New York Times Paris Bureau Chief Elaine Sciolino describes the everyday occurrences and complexities of life on her … Continue reading Book Review: “The Only Street in Paris”

Music Review: 1989-One Year Later

During the fall of 2014 the leaves in New York City were changing, and so was Taylor Swift. Taylor Swift released “Welcome to New York” five days before my 20th birthday and almost two months after I had moved to New York City. I had a physical copy of the Target Deluxe Version of “1989” on preorder and eagerly awaited the release of her new … Continue reading Music Review: 1989-One Year Later

Visual Arts Review: The David

When you study abroad, you have the opportunity to visit a plethora of churches and museums that are filled with priceless works of art. Some house extremely average works of art and some are lucky enough to be home to some of the world’s most famous pieces. Albeit after four months it can get old, but some pieces do stick with you, for better or … Continue reading Visual Arts Review: The David

TV Review: Parenthood

Julia Braverman (Erika Christensen) is the best friend that you share an imported bottle of Chianti Classico wine with while simultaneously sipping with jealously over her seemingly perfect life. She stands five foot five, add a few inches for her black stilettos, with strawberry blonde shoulder length hair that is usually tied at the nape of her neck with a single strand left out to … Continue reading TV Review: Parenthood

Restaurant Review: Rossi’s

I’m walking on the uneven, dark brown cobblestone streets of Florence and meander into Pino’s Panini Shop. All of the essential cibo Italiano is housed behind a glass case that stands about chest high. Watery mozzarella runs from inside white containers as Parma ham sits on an old oak cutting board waiting to be sliced. I order a panino called “Springtime,” which features fresh prosciutto, … Continue reading Restaurant Review: Rossi’s

Movie Review: The Hurt Locker (2008)

From the moment the IED exploded, my expectations fled the scene alongside the bomb’s metal and concrete shrapnel. Despite having all of the elements of a true American made war movie, you know, the tough yet scarred soldiers, innocent bystanders, and a desolate depiction of the Middle East, “The Hurt Locker” has a way of rising above the lovable, tired stereotype. The movie begins by … Continue reading Movie Review: The Hurt Locker (2008)

Specialized Journalism: Cultural Consumption

Week 1: August 32-September 6 TV Shows Parenthood Big Brother Music Macklemore: Downtown Movies Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Videos Casey Neistat: 360 degree camera Week 1 Focus: Macklemore–Downtown One song that I have consumed this week that I believe deserves a closer look is the song titled Downtown by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. In addition, this song features the rappers Grandmaster Caz, Melle Mel, Cool … Continue reading Specialized Journalism: Cultural Consumption