They’re bestsellers for a reason
I didn’t know if I was ready to review The Art of Racing in the Rain. I read the book a few years back, and it became one of my favorites. Truly, Garth Stein’s novel of the same name is one of the best books ever written. When I saw they were making a movie adaptation, I was thrilled, and ready to see it.
I finally got around to seeing the newest from Quentin Tarantino this past weekend. It has everything a Tarantino fan wants from his films, and gives an interesting spin to a historical event. I’ll warn you now, there will be spoilers. The last 20 minutes are a rollercoaster in the best way possible, and I really want to talk about it.
If you’re like me, you have an anxiety disorder. That may not cover everyone reading, but it still casts a wide net. The wild thing about anxiety is that normal things can be one million times more difficult. This is why riding the subway or the bus during rush hour, something that’s stressful to people without anxiety, can feel like a tailor-made hell for you to suffer. The subway has everything: people crammed in like a tin of sardines, overwhelming heat, angry people, your own sleepiness as you trudge to work. I seriously think I would Uber most days if that were an affordable option.
It has never ceased to amaze me how incredible Taemin’s career is even solo from his group, SHINee. He manages to be part of a powerhouse group in K-Pop, while also establishing his own style. Taemin is a god of dance, sexy vibes, and seductive vocals. Every time he comes out with something new, you know you’ll get these elements in a stylish, atmospheric vibe. July 26th marked the latest comeback from Taemin, this time the title track for his upcoming Japanese mini album. This is Famous, and it’s Taemin at his best. I couldn’t stop myself from writing a short piece about it.
People know BTS for their incredible music and connection to fans. Another side to BTS’ work is one that airs on the South Korean streaming service V Live: it’s Run! BTS, a reality-esque show made of 30 minute episodes. These episodes see the BTS boys either in studios playing games in Korea, or travelling the world getting into all sorts of scenarios. Run!BTS is a huge part of ARMY culture, providing an up close and personal view of how the boys interact with each other, and what they act like in non-music related situations. While Run! BTS doesn’t air every single week, taking hiatuses every so often as a normal television show would, there are still a large amount of episodes. At this point in time, they’ve reached over 70 episodes. That’s a lot to catch up on for new ARMYs or others who haven’t gotten around to it yet.