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new years resolution

Recently, I’ve been really into arts journalism. Interviews, Reviews, Analyses, etc. I want to take this year to really grow as a writer and as an arts administrator, so I thought of doing more artful things, just for myself.

Also, last semester, I took a film analysis class where I learned a lot about the intricacies and technicalities of film. Since then, I’ve been noticing all of the tiny directorial details. I’ve been finding those things that make it truly an art.

SO I’ve made a list of movies I’d like to see or have seen in theaters already this year and I’m going to review them here.

American Sniper ✓

Birdman ✓

The Theory of Everything ✓

The Interview

Boyhood  ✓

Into the Woods ✓

The Loft

Unbroken ✓

Cake ✓

Age of Adeline ✓

The Last Five Years ✓

Big Eyes ✓

It’s an ambitious list, and I hope to fulfill it. Cheers to 2015

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Project 2: Mary Lambert’s Body Love

Ilanka Kaplan of Interview Magazine sat down and talked with music newcomer, Mary Lambert, on her second EP (Welcome to the Age of my Body) which was released December 17, 2013. http://www.interviewmagazine.com/music/mary-lambert-welcome-to-the-age-of-my-body/#_ The singer/songwriter became famous when she recorded with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis on the award-winning song, “Same Love.” The first few paragraphs of the article introduced Mary as a singer/songwriter and as a person. Lambert is a curvy woman with lots of spunk, attitude, humor, but she is also very thoughtful and artful. The tone of Kaplan suggests that she is very respectful of and awed by what Lambert has done with her songs touching on issues of heartbreak, body image, sex and sexuality, and many more issues that we all face today. Through a script-style interview article, Kaplan shows us that Lambert is a special kind of celebrity, one who knows the importance of touching upon “untouched” issues, as well as taking time to self-nurture and have fun.