March Book Review: Naked

Naked is a collection of essays written by David Sedaris that follow his life from his unconventional childhood in Raleigh, North Carolina through his college years, and closes with the title essay about his week at a nudist colony. It was published in 1997 and is the second of now 10 books that Sedaris has…

The Case for a Different Kind of Gay Story

  Recently, there have been several movies centered around homosexuality and homosexual relationships that have been great successes. Moonlight, directed by Barry Jenkins, received critical praise for portraying the difficulties faced by an African-American gay man in a culture that rejects homosexuality. Similarly, Love, Simon was released to both commercial and critical success, as it…

Teens of Denial: An Undeniable Excellence

When Car Seat Headrest’s universally acclaimed indie-rock album Teens of Denial hit the market on May 20 of 2016, it solidified the band’s place as a definite frontrunner in the representation of their genre. Indie rock is an exceptionally difficult genre to describe, as it has broken away from its past meaning of ‘independent’, and…