Books, Music

whoops, evermore is my favorite actually: an album dissection (with book recs!)

Yes, I'm back with another album dissection. 'tis the damn season. No one expected a second Taylor Swift album release in 2020, least of all me. I didn't see how evermore could live up to folklore. It did...and it might be my new favorite album. Hear me out: evermore is more cohesive in sound and… Continue reading whoops, evermore is my favorite actually: an album dissection (with book recs!)

Music

folklore is my favorite: an album dissection

I've listened to Taylor Swift's folklore close to two dozen times since its release. And, yes, despite my big research project not too long ago, my beloved reputation has been ousted by newcomer folklore. Folk is a very natural fit for Taylor Swift's vocal stylings - I'm surprised no one thought to explore this pairing sooner. folklore feels more vulnerable than… Continue reading folklore is my favorite: an album dissection

Theater

Converted by same-sex “Oklahoma”

A good adaptation can change your mind about a play. To put a twist on the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival retooled "Oklahoma" as a queer romance featuring multiple gay, transgender, and gender-nonconforming characters. I won't be able to watch straight "Oklahoma" ever again. The same-sex interpretation makes a lot of… Continue reading Converted by same-sex “Oklahoma”