Playlists, memoirs, and other wacky pieces.
These 3 Shows Will Make Your Gut Hurt From Laughter In 30 Minutes Or Less
It is a truth universally acknowledged - by TV junkies, at least - that the 30 Minute Episodic Comedy format is the greatest gift given to mankind. When I was a humble intern grading new screenplays for the Nantucket Film Festival, I would jump for joy when the submissions manager assigned me the TV 30's. 30 Minute Episodic Comedies are short, sweet, and forced to be smart due to their defining time constraint. No wonder cult classics like The Office, Veep, Fleabag, Atlanta, Seinfeld, and Friends all fit into this golden category.
- First Place in Pets Welcome Challenge
My Groundhog, Ciabatta
After the untimely passing of our last tabby cat when I was 12 years old, my father decided there would be no more pets living in our household. No more new felines, no more cockatiels, not even a hypoallergenic dog that wouldn't affect our allergies. His primary reasoning for the ruling was a materialistic one. If we got a new animal, no matter what it was, it would tear up our living room furniture - just like the cats did.
Get In Loser, We're Going to Outer Space
I don't know about anyone else, but boy am I tired of living on Earth right now. Maybe my agitation is more towards the people running Earth than the planet itself. Still, I'd like one day where I don't have to read headlines of fires burning down the amazon, rising sea levels, ignorant politicians, racism, homophobia, poverty, school shootings, animals going extinct, and now, a global pandemic. Sure - I will do my part as an Earthling to help change these horrible things, but that doesn't mean I don't need a break from it all. It's overwhelming, thank you very much.
ECHO ROSE: A Murder Mystery Hidden Inside Lifestyle Vlogging
On July 18th, 2017, a video titled "How I Feed Alan" was uploaded to Youtube by a mysterious user named Daisy Brown. Only two minutes long, the video featured a woman off-camera, "Daisy," feeding her pet, "Alan," some sugar pills: the only thing he could properly digest. Just by looking at the video's thumbnail, viewers could tell Alan wasn't any normal household pet. Alan was a miniature monster.
- First Place in Quarantine Playlist Challenge
A Quarantine Mixtape, Made Just For You
If you're like me, binging episodes of Hulu's High Fidelity to distract yourself from COVID-19 chaos, you know how delicate the art of mixtaping is. You can't just mishmash a bunch of catchy tunes together...there are RULES. Do it right, and you can tell a great musical story through other people's creative genius.
Erin Greenwell: Your New Favorite Filmmaker
COVID-19 may have put a dent in the Marymount Manhattan College spring semester, but that isn't stopping Erin Greenwell from encouraging students to showcase their artwork and make social change. As soon as it was announced my NYC college would switch to online learning, Erin emailed a message to the entire community asking for drawings to be sent to the women of the Bedford Hills College Program: an organization that allows incarcerated women to receive an accessible college education while still carrying out their sentences at Bedford Hills. Below is a video Erin made about the program...
“I heard a woman becomes herself the first time she speaks without permission.” -Denice Frohman Everyone knew that when I grew up, I was going to be an opera singer. Close my eyes and I'm back there: thirteen years old, second floor of a renovated garage, a block away from campus. The lemon-yellow walls made her happy tears shine a deep marigold. I had just finished singing the Ave Maria with her. It was the end of another voice lesson.
Why Bayville, NJ is a Stephen King Town.
Happy Valentine's day, readers. While everyone else is going on dates and exchanging cute little cards of love, let's talk about some spooky Halloween sh*t.