Culture

Culture, Current

Return of the nerd

 At 23 I am technically a real adult and should, by virtue of that fact, have grown out of the adolescent tendency to need to belong to a clique or group. However, at 23, I also find myself undeniably tethered to a strange identity that has been twisted into a […]

Music

Arcade Fire’s spiritual heritage

“There’s something wrong in the heart of man,” sang lead singer Win Butler on 2004’s Funeral, and Christian fans of Arcade Fire have been nodding along ever since. For the attuned ear, it can be easy to spot the Biblical references and themes throughout the band’s catalogue. There are so […]

Culture, TV

Girls will be girls

In a recent episode of Girls, Hannah, the main character of the show, snorts cocaine, goes to a club where she literally loses her shirt (and for the rest of the episode she wears a mesh tank top and no bra), imposes on her best friend during a one-night stand, […]