I must’ve come across about Victoria Aveyard’s novel Red Queen at least once or twice since it was published back in 2015. But I never bothered giving it proper attention until around a year ago when it was briefly mentioned in a media law lecture about film rights. I finally read the novel, and I’m pleasantly […]Read More ‘Red Queen’: a member of post-renaissance dystopian royalty (review)
I am not a fan of Shawn Mendes. I barely know the Canadian 19-year old’s music, and I already hate the handful of pop singles I encountered where his pubescent voice yells mediocre hooks. Yes, that includes “Stitches”, “Treat You Better” (“bedder danee caaan!” kills me every time) and even that insufferable duet with Camila […]Read More Shawn Mendes’s self-titled third album is gentle goodness (review)
When “Work” summited the Billboard Hot 100 in early 2016, Rihanna collected her 14th number-one single in the US and surpassed Michael Jackson as the artist with the most fourth-largest number of chart-toppers in the country. Today, she holds tight to that position, behind only The Beatles (20), Mariah Carey (18) and Elvis Presley (17). […]Read More Can Rihanna surpass Mariah Carey as soloist with the most No. 1 hits?
Most articles you encounter online are likely to tell you the same old story: eau de parfums are the strongest, at approximately 10 to 20% of aromatic compounds, followed by eau de toilettes, then eau de colognes. I’m here to tell you the truth about what you really need to know about fragrance concentrations, based […]Read More Eau de what? The truth about fragrance concentrations
2017’s Wonder Woman became an instant landmark film the moment it was released this time last year. The fourth instalment in the DC Extended Universe, directed by Patty Jenkins, was the first female superhero film by a major studio this entire decade, and the first after a 12-year drought that started after 20th Century Fox’s Elektra […]Read More One year later: What ‘Wonder Woman’ has changed about movies
Bionic. Flop. Even to this day, either words evoke the nostalgic memories of when I was a 16-year old teenager witnessing the miserable unfolding of Christina Aguilera’s fourth studio album. The Bionic era is iconic for all the wrong reasons: my hopes were huge, fresh off of me discovering her discography a year earlier, and […]Read More ‘Bionic’: How Christina Aguilera became a flop (Xploring Xtina Part 4)
In lieu of the one-year anniversary of DC’s critically acclaimed box office hit Wonder Woman, I thought that it’d be cool to revisit the story of Diana Prince via its movie novelization, a book published last year to coincide with the film’s release. I always had a thing for novelizations when I was a child. […]Read More The ‘Wonder Woman’ novelization is better off an audiobook for the blind (review)