Neon Blonde

25 Jun 19
Beyond the Fire

In the film prequel to Twin Peaks, we bear witness to the murder of Theresa Banks, and Agents Chester Desmond and Sam Stanley’s investigation of this crime. Desmond goes missing during the investigation, and Agent Cooper goes in search of him, fruitlessly. We experience Laura Palmer’s final days, as she struggles with drug addiction and […]

25 Jun 19
Good Night, Bad Night

The fact that The Hills is back in action almost 10 years later with pretty much the same cast and all of the same drama kind of blows my mind. I remember exactly where I was and how I felt watching the last episode of the last season where Dan Levy (of all people) said […]

24 Jun 19
Wine & Wander

…well, YOU might have been, but I certainly wasn’t informed. Or you might have just had a good Google like a normal human being about to head off into completely new territory. But not me, I went to Wagamama and classed that as education enough. So I hope the lessons I learnt will help you […]

24 Jun 19
CelebMix

DIY pop starlet Slayyyter is feeding her fans well in 2019. Only 6 months into the year, the singer-songwriter has already released two music videos (“Candy” and  “Daddy AF”) as well as four tracks (“Mine“,  “Daddy AF”, “Everytime” and a collaboration with Donatachi titled “Crush on U”). As if that was not enough already, our […]

24 Jun 19
Bethany Clarke

Do you remember your prom date? I do. Mostly I remember how much I wanted him to kiss me and how oblivious he was to my desire. Frustrating, am I right?? This is an excerpt from the story of that night and it’s inspired by Natalia Ginzburg’s essay about marriage titled He and I. Curious […]

24 Jun 19
Ideas Pending

Just how important are teenage subcultures as we transition into adulthood? THIS ARTICLE WAS ORIGINALLY WRITTEN FOR MEDIUM. Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about emo. Perhaps it’s thanks to the popularity of Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy, written by Gerard Way, which has seen my social newsfeed awash with images of My Chemical Romance frontman’s face […]

24 Jun 19
J.R. Writes Words

  Goldfish is a hard novella to sum up. Following my failure to complete 50k in one November in 2011, I succeeded by allowing myself to write ad hoc, create a collage, and wax poetical across every page– though you will find merely a sober, chain smoking mind in a world where nobody has a name, […]

23 Jun 19
Gingerly Polished

Happy Pride month everyone! Pride Fest is this weekend in Chicago! I live right next to Boystown as well, and I went over to the festival with friends yesterday and had a blast. There were people everywhere, tons of entertainment and food, and a lovely space for everyone to just have fun and be themselves. […]

23 Jun 19
Let's Kpop India

Tell me that being a kpop fan, you have never attentively watched your favourite idols eating food deliciously?

23 Jun 19
illogical concepts

I first met Keith at Sunset Park off 15th and Best in CDA. I was a misfit, a lot of moving and turmoil cause huge social Instabilities in me. I cared not for friendship, ALWAYS predicting the eventual seperation. The loss of life is extremely hard to understand when your guidance is in the same […]

22 Jun 19
Movies ala Mark

THE RUNAWAYS ripped a wild-child path through rock & roll history from 1975 to 1979, when the all-female band, extra-rowdy Southern California teenagers, blended hard rock with the glam that was a big deal at the time, amped the jailbait sex quotient, fell prey to the usual excess and exploitation, broke up and went their […]

22 Jun 19
meandering again

Brunch did not go as planned. I barely know where to begin. I couldn’t speak of it to Alex at first, and then it all came out in a tumble on Tuesday night, with him clenching his fists and rattling off increasingly baroque and violent curses. I want to kill Rachel — if she hadn’t […]

23 Jun 19
Deadline

4TH UPDATE FINAL Sunday AM writethru, following Saturday 7:35 AM update: The domestic opening for Disney’s Toy Story 4 is still lower than anticipated when this weekend started, going from $136M on Friday mid-day to $123.7M yesterday morning, to a Disney-reported $118M today. Industry estimates are spotting it at $119.5M. Still, Toy Story 4 is the third-highest […]

21 Jun 19
Mama Likes Things Pretty

Well, I’m just going to jump in to this blog thing feet first! It’s a scary step, especially if your old as dirt like me. So pardon the dust and rubble as I navigate getting this thing up and running. We’re in this journey together. So… if you’re not the patient type it’s ok to […]

20 Jun 19
Tales From The Strip

This is my first blog post. I’m just getting started, so stay tuned and subscribe below to get notified about when I post new stories… HEELS In the early stages of my exotic dancing odyssey, my determination to network within the male stripping community was at an all-time high. Call it passion, or perhaps, just […]

20 Jun 19
The Independent Butterfly

My trunk list when I went to camp in the 80’s…IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER Hard trunk- by the way-kinda sad I don’t still have it…maybe my mom still does Aqua Net, Aussie AND Paul Sebastian hairspray…I still remember the smell of each one Toiletries from Rock Bottom-lots of Bactine and pink Calamine lotion Sticker book…Lisa […]