Movie Review: Moonlight

Moonlight is captivating and powerful Take almost every minority stereotype that you have ever heard and throw it out the window. Moonlight, directed by Barry Jenkins, is an absolutely beautiful coming of age depiction of a black, gay male in Miami. If you were at the Toronto International Film Festival and didn’t see it, then you missed out. Quite frankly, this is a movie that … Continue reading Movie Review: Moonlight


Ipsy Review #13: “Hot Summer Nights” July Glam Bag

Once again, I fell a couple months behind on glam bag reviews. Although it’s no longer summer, these products can still be put to use. Here is what I got: VASANTI COSMETICS Professional Eyeshadow Brush I love this brush! It smoothly applies my eyeshadow and it makes it so that the color shows up really well. It also works well if you wet it and then … Continue reading Ipsy Review #13: “Hot Summer Nights” July Glam Bag

Lupita Nyong'o and Madina Nalwanga star in the triumphant true story QUEEN OF KATWE, directed by Mira Nair.

Movie Review: Queen of Katwe

Queen of Katwe displays classic Disney anecdote This movie is very… Disney. If you’re looking for a major plot twist or complex character dynamics then this is not for you. However, if you really just want the anecdotal feel good film then this is perfect. Queen of Katwe premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday, September 10 and it did all the things … Continue reading Movie Review: Queen of Katwe


Film Frenzy at T.I.F.F.: Toronto, Ontario

Last weekend, me and the my fellow arts journalism colleagues ventured to the six (a.k.a. Drake’s homeland) to indulge in multiple films at the Toronto International Film Festival. It was a tiring, but amazing experience. Some of my personal highlights include seeing Anne Hathaway walk the red carpet and sitting in the beautiful Winter Garden Theater. Here are the movies I saw while I was there: Colossal … Continue reading Film Frenzy at T.I.F.F.: Toronto, Ontario


Brand Spotlight: The Noble Brand

Brand: The Noble Brand Products: Clothes, hats and more. Brand CEO: Sydney Symone Noble Website: Instagram: @thenoblebrand | Twitter: @TheNobleBrand Behind the Brand: Sydney Nobel: “The Noble Brand is a clothing line dedicated to uplifting the inner royalty in everyone (specifically the minority). We currently live in a time where music and pop culture portrays our men as gangsters/troublemakers and are teaching our young women that they have to look a certain … Continue reading Brand Spotlight: The Noble Brand


Brand Spotlight: V. Stella Rex

Brand: V. Stella Rex Products: T-shirts, hats, stickers, wristbands and more Brand CEO: Aaron “A.J.” Hayes Website: Instagram: @v.stellarex | Facebook: /FiveStarKings Behind the brand: Aaron Hayes and his team have only been putting out clothes for six months and it has generated  a pretty big buzz around the metro Detroit Area. The name V. Stella Rex stands for Five-Star Kings; the V is the Roman numeral for … Continue reading Brand Spotlight: V. Stella Rex


Sweeney Todd at Glimmerglass

One week ago, I saw my first opera with friends in my grad school program. A performance of Sweeney Todd was given at The Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown, NY. Glimmerglass is a lovely place and my program was treated to a very nice lunch and tour. We also got to attend a Q&A with Stephen Sondheim. It was a great experience. Review Lacking in the … Continue reading Sweeney Todd at Glimmerglass