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I have a habit of untying my shoelaces as I ride the elevator to my dorm, a byproduct of growing up in an Asian household. Rule number one: Take off your shoes when you enter someone’s house. This is a nod to the sanctity of the home, and the physical act of removing one’s shoes represents a mental shift from presenting oneself to the outside world to stripping away those layers.
People seem to have a love–hate relationship with romantic tropes: They’re frustrating yet satisfying, predictable yet comforting, cringe–inducing, and yet, you can't peel your eyes away from the screen. The best rom–coms and romantic dramas have shamelessly embraced romantic tropes and made them their own, resulting in a plethora of timeless classics at one’s disposal around this time of the year.
Definition Please, directed by and starring Sujata Day, begins with a flashback of a young Monica Chowdry correctly spelling out "opsimath," earning herself the title of the 2005 Scribbs National Spelling Bee champion. What she seems to be doing is spelling out success—the audience is set up to believe that this is a story about a precocious child going on to do great things.
Typewriters; wax seal stamps; vintage outfits with an emphasis on beige and brown hues. You’ve seen it all before, and probably imagined it too—attending boarding school in New England, penning (or receiving) love letters, spending your days surrounded by books and Gothic architecture. Originating on Tumblr in 2012, the subculture of dark academia has long fascinated a particular kind of young person.
Watching female protagonists girlboss their way through academic life, the workplace, and relationships, one can’t help but adopt their mannerisms in hopes of emulating their success or sense of security. Gone are the days of damsels in distress waiting for their knights in shining armor to save them from their woes, exemplified by Mary Jane in the Spider–Man Trilogy and the Bond girls. In their place, we have independent, witty, and badass female protagonists who are characters in their own right as opposed to mere dramatic devices.
Once upon a time, forbidden relationships between brooding vampires and angsty humans was the standard for romance among adolescents—teenage girls in particular. The Twilight Saga, which ran from 2008 to 2012, is notorious for its ridiculous premises, cringeworthy lines, and unrealistic depictions of romantic relationships. Bella Swan and Edward Cullen’s brave defiance of social norms in the name of love is heavily undermined by their intensely codependent relationship and frequent acts of gaslighting—like in the first movie, when Edward makes Bella question her sanity when she notices his vampiric tendencies and behavior.
“The world is controlled by shadowy elites and shape–shifting lizard people.” That’s the premise of Netflix’s new animated comedy series, Inside Job. Released on Oct. 22, 2021, it's already made the top 10 list on U.S. Netflix. Part 1 consists of ten impeccable, 30–minute episodes and Part 2 is expected to air sometime in 2022. The show is centered on a group of misfits who work at Cognito Inc., a clandestine agency whose function is to keep the truth hidden from the rest of the world. Both an exploration of workplace dynamics and a mockery of conspiracy theories that have proliferated in modern society in light of scientific and technological developments, Inside Job is the definition of satirical success.
Editor's Note: This article contains spoilers for 'Martha Marcy May Marlene.’
If you’re not an avid anime watcher, you would most likely be dissatisfied with a 20–minute episode for a drama series. However, when taking into account that mainstream anime is almost entirely hand–drawn and consists of approximately 3000 frames/drawings per 20–minute episode, with each drawing taking more than an hour to create, one’s perspective may shift ever so slightly. The anime production process is intricate and those familiar with the art form have learned to judge animation quality and recognize the “trade–off between detailed, consistent designs and more fluid animation.”
Editor's Note: This article contains spoilers for 'The Garden of Words.'