- Mar 31
An Ode to April
I used to dislike the month of April. As T.S. Eliot declared in his poem “The Waste Land," “April is the cruelest month.” The pollen, the...
- Mar 24
My favorite and least favorite romance book tropes (with recommendations)
I read a lot of romances so I’ve been through a lot of different book tropes. Some I love, some I absolutely despise. So, we’re going to...
Ashlee C. Smith
- Mar 17
The Rise and Fall of Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show
A key memory in many girls' childhood were the Victoria's Secret Fashion Shows. Watching models walk down glamorous runways with...
- Mar 10
Coziness in Art
I think everyone can agree that being cozy is pretty great, but how can this feeling of coziness be depicted within art and media? Many...
- Mar 8
Home is Where
Not many people are in Blacksburg right now. I like it that way, occasionally, and when I can I return from break a little early to look...
- Mar 8
Generational Trauma and Queer Identity: Saving Face and "Everything, Everywhere, All at Once"
Last week, I finally sat down to watch Everything, Everywhere, All at Once—the latest comedy-drama from Daniels directors, Daniel Kwan...
- Mar 4
2023 Oscar Nominated Short Films: Animation Review
Last week, Josh and I took a trip to the Lyric to watch the 2023 Oscar Nominated Animated Short Films. Here are our reviews. An Ostrich...