Monday, June 18, 2018

Want You Back



5 Seconds Of Summer's latest single Want You Back is definitely not one of the Australian band's greatest musical works but it is still one of the better songs. In the music video, the four boys perform through an atypical boyband-music-environment: they sing about an unforgettable romantic experience in a somewhat catchy mode.

Never Be the Same



Camila Cabello's latest single - Never Be The Same, is off her debut album and it is a melodious track with an interesting music video. In the video, the Cuban-American artist goes through numerous attire changes as she croons in a semi-euphoric angle about how a romantic relationship can affect.

FRIENDS



Anne-Marie and Marshmello collaborate on a funky new track called Friends. The song is based on an experience which Anne-Marie has had with a friend, who wanted to take their friendship to another level but this interest was pushed back by the British music artist because she wanted for the two to stay friends only.

Call Out My Name



The Weeknd's latest single: Call Out My Name, is a melodious track, which has great visuals. The song etches out the grief that the Canadian artist experienced over breaking up with Selena Gomez; the couple parted ways in October last year.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Home Fire Wins The Women's Prize For Fiction


The winner for the Women's Prize for Fiction this year is a gritty novel on lives ruined because of fundamentalism


The prize that honors female authors exclusively recently unveiled its surprising winner for the year: British-Pakistani author Kamila Shamsie's seventh novel, Home Fire. The novel is about a woman out to rescue her brother Parvaiz, who has left the UK and joined ISIS. It beat a varied range of fiction which had peppered the shortlist, that also included the wonderful novel The Mermaid and Mrs Hancok.

In my outlook, the winning novel shocks with its culturally insignificant plot. When the plot of Home Fire is compared to the plots of books that lost to it, such as Sing, Unburied Sing by Jesymn Ward which provides a fictional look into the grievous side of life in America, the book that won feels like it is a very distant figure.

A feeling such as that really dilutes the magic for a story because the events that are transpiring in it aren't circumstances that you are culturally very familiar with. It is, as if, you are looking into a remote world from the outside and left feeling very confused over what that world is doing and why it is even having troubles like that to begin with; truly, the fact that Home Fire manages to shock so much is probably the only great thing about the book.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Psycho



Post Malone's latest song, Psycho, also features Ty Dolla $ign and is no doubt one of his better works. The official music video accompanying the song is quite gritty but still manages to entertain unlike the song which doesn't really as much because it still feels so similar to the types that are usually musically connected with the American music artist.

Nice For What



The song, Nice For What, by Canadian music artist Drake is a mix of R&B and hip hop and it also samples several tracks, including the Lauryn Hill 1998 single Ex-Factor. Drake's latest single actually shockingly manages to be good for a change and the music video is pretty entertaining too: it features a variety of famous faces, such as Olivia Wilde, Tracee Ellis Ross and Jourdan Dunn.

This Is America



Donald Glover's stage persona is really different from the serious (and urbane) image associated with his character in Atlanta, which brought him a superstar-level of fame at a really young age. Musically, he is known as Childish Gambino and his latest single: This is America, is a really funky mix between gospel music and rap; the music video is a lot better than the song because it is where Gambino displays his quite entertaining (and unique) dancing skills.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Celebs + the Law

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A celeb's spectacular fall from grace can easily be observed when they get into trouble with the law

Celebrities getting into trouble with the law is not an uncommon sight. Celebrities such as, Lindsay Lohan, Louis Tomlinson, Conor Kennedy, Nick Carter and George Michael, have all gotten into serious trouble that way. What these episodes do is prove that celebrities are no different from ordinary people - they can also make serious mistakes and are certainly never above the law at all. The reasons why they run into so much legal trouble often varies: from getting into a fight to driving under the influence, the crimes they commit are more often than not, as big as their larger than life auras as celebrities.

Negligence or whatever is the reason that has gotten a celebrity into trouble still invites a lot of attention their way because of their status in life as celebrities.

The episodes also determine the characters of celebrities as people who live their lives in the public eye because they are supposed to be role models in society for everything that they do. It's actually quite easy to formulate a different opinion of the celebrity in question because of the trouble they have run into the law for. Also, it is possible that because their aura as a celebrity is now tainted, it would mean that their glamour would be reasonably reduced because what episodes like that should do is impact their careers.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Backstabbing for Beginners

Theo James and Ben Kingsley star together in a film that focuses on a UN worker, who is embroiled in the investigation of the murder of the person who came before him; in the process of that, he also uncovers a worldwide scheme, focusing on the oil reserves in Iraq.



Love, Simon

Love, Simon stars Nick Robinson, Alexandra Shipp, Jorge Lendeborg Jr. and Jennifer Garner. The film centers on a teenager called Simon Spier, who is secretly gay; realistic and, in an offbeat fashion, kind of a coming-of-age drama too - Simon encounters a moment in time where he must face his fears over that secret.