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Trying to lose my virginity shattered my views on sex

The night I lost my virginity, things didn’t go the way I’d planned.

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‘Don’t Look Up’ is all message, no movie

Deservedly or not, Don’t Look Up has earned a significant place in contemporary pop culture.Continue...

The Weeknd lets us escape in ‘Dawn FM’

The cover of The Weeknd’s newly released album, Dawn FM , provides the first hint about the themes within. The singer's appearance resembles how most of us feel after going on three years of a global pandemic—tired and aged.

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Cryptocurrency for beginners

Everywhere, people seem to be talking about cryptocurrency.Continue...

Don’t ask me to name five songs—it’s just a t-shirt

I’ll never forget my first band t-shirt. I was an awkward thirteen-year-old in seventh grade wearing an extra-large Led Zeppelin shirt from Aeropostale paired with a pair of jeggings and low-rise Converse.Continue...

'West Side Story' rights some wrongs, but not nearly enough

Back in 2017, I ran down the stairs excited to tell my parents a West Side Story remake had been announced. My dad, who exclusively watched Bangladeshi soap operas and American true crime, had no idea what I was talking about.Continue...

Restructuring my relationship with food

The way I look was one of the only sources of control I had over my life.Continue...

Remembering Peter Parker in ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’

I used to go to this day camp in the summer. It had a tube slide, but I never slid down—I climbed up. I would climb and climb, pretending I was Spider-Man. When my mom came and picked me up at the end of each day, I told her I was Spider-Man and I believed it was true.Continue...

Is it really a new year, new me?

For as long as I can remember, during the week leading up to New Year’s Eve, I’ve written in my journal with renewed fervor.Continue...

Casual Instagram is back—and it’s a breath of fresh air

I’ve grown accustomed to the performativity of Instagram.Continue...