Off the Record

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*This review includes spoilers*

My favorite romance movie? The one during which the girl dumps the guy at the end and walks off into the sunset fulfilled with the knowledge that she is enough and doesn’t need a man.

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I have to be totally honest. I wasn’t sure what to write about this week for Off The Record — I always have my Lena Dunham, Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer trinity of problematic white women piece on standby, but as a pop culture blogger, I wanted to stay current and relevant.

Efe Edevbie

25 vs. 7: A Debate Over Album Length in the Streaming Age

“It’s 25 songs?”

NCT Dream

It’s 2018 and I oddly find myself buying physical albums. My package came last week via the Korea Post, a direct indicator of the cultural aspect of We Go Up, the second mini album by South Korean teenage boy group NCT Dream.

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I’ve obsessed over “Sister, Sister,” a TV show about twins separated at birth and reunited, since I first stumbled upon it in elementary school. Back then, I liked it because it was funny and entertaining.

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Beauty has always been a focus of my life and my daily routines, and whether that is due to cultural pressures or genuine interest is something that is still foreign to me. But, what I do know is it’s something in which I have grown to have a strong interest.

Dev Patel

Well, well, well friends, it’s that time of year again. That's right — we’re down to the last 40 days before the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Film Award submission deadline (Oct. 23, for any of you enterprising British filmmakers out there).

Halimat Olaniyan and Efe Osagie

I’ve never really cared about or followed the latest trends. Instead, I’ve always thought of myself as a trendsetter.

Hollywood vs Bollywood

“Kuch Kuch Hota Hai,” “Dil Chahta Hai,” “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham,” “Mujhse Dosti Karoge!”, “Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai” - I grew up watching the sappiest romance movies ever.

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Hands down, the “Bring It On” movie franchise is one of the best series of all time. If you don’t agree with this then you probably just need to sit down and watch them all again to reeducate yourself on cinematic greatness.