Author: inkmagazine

  • Embrace The Chaos With ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’

    Embrace The Chaos With ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’

    I have always loved a good family drama, but the director duo Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert have created an insanely fantastical take on these broken dynamics in their new film Everything Everywhere All At Once, which was released in the U.S. on March 30th, 2022. The duo finds a way to encompass the fragility, rigidity, and complex nature of human emotion through a conversation of the multiverse.

  • Capes and Tights: Pop Culture’s Commodification of Comic Books

    Capes and Tights: Pop Culture’s Commodification of Comic Books

    If you’ve been on the internet recently, you’ve probably heard of the upcoming Marvel film, Thor: Love and Thunder. Slated to hit theaters in July of this year, it’s being set up as the summer installment of Disney’s blockbuster franchise, the Marvel Cinematic Universe,

  • An Interview with Catch the Fire

    An Interview with Catch the Fire

    About a month ago I was lucky enough to be able to sit down with some of the leaders of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Black Student Advocacy group to talk about their inspiring club, their struggles and hopes for the future and the sense of community they foster.

  • Why I’m Quitting Objective Writing

    Why I’m Quitting Objective Writing

    The idea of objectivity as it intersects within the journalism and writing worlds is one I have turned about in my mind for a long time now. In the many journalism classes I’ve taken thus far in college,there is undoubtedly an expectation that objectivity will remain the core value in which we center our writing on. 

  • Hearing Amber Heard: The Failings of Pop Culture’s Perfect Victim

    Hearing Amber Heard: The Failings of Pop Culture’s Perfect Victim

    On Monday, April 11, 2022, dozens of fans gathered outside of the Fairfax County Circuit Court to stand in support of actor Johnny Depp. They carried protest signs and waved pirate flags to commemorate his iconic role as Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean films. One fan, Jacina, traveled all the way from Australia. When asked by reporter Victoria Bekiempis about her support for Depp, she said, “Because I believe he’s innocent, and I don’t think that men’s reputation should be able to be ruined on the say-so of one person when it’s not true. He’s suffered very bad consequences that he didn’t deserve, because I think he’s a pure soul and he deserves redemption.” This is, of course, in reference to his ex-wife, Amber Heard, and the accusations of domestic violence she’s levied against him, the validity of those claims making up the reasoning for this very trial.

  • Herstory: Fashion

    Herstory: Fashion

    In fashion, women have been dominating the industry with their stories, hard work, accomplishments and trailblazing. Today, I want to recognize women who strive to be the best in their work and want to change the game of fashion with their presence. What makes these three women important to me is their ability to create spaces for others and how they are able to preserve in the world of fashion. In my opinion, these three are paving the way for the next generation of women to be in fashion.

  • An Interview with Artist Aaron Tran: How World Issues Influence His Art and the Meaning Behind His Powerful Imagery.

    An Interview with Artist Aaron Tran: How World Issues Influence His Art and the Meaning Behind His Powerful Imagery.

    In Jan 2022, I had the pleasure of talking with Aaron Tran. Aaron is a Junior in the Communication Arts department, a member of the Asian community, and my friend. Aaron’s art often confronts world issues, in 2020, he made t-shirts using imagery from the Black Lives Matter protests and donated his profits to organizations that supported the movement.

  • Artist Spotlight: On-Set Videographer

    Artist Spotlight: On-Set Videographer

    For most of us, a good movie or tv show is just simple enjoyment. It’s a night out with friends to catch the newest Marvel installment, or a week’s worth of waiting to pounce on the next episode of Euphoria. The general plan behind those endeavors seems so simple, too; multimillion-dollar projects with months upon months of filming time and uber-famous actors and actresses.

  • Six podcasts you should listen to

    Six podcasts you should listen to

    Podcasts have been a popular source of entertainment and a way of life for some time now. From listening to your favorite musician talking about their process, to listening to what’s hot in fashion and beauty, these six podcasts  I’ve curated six podcasts that will add a fresh new take on what you love to listen to. 

  • Clairo and A Soft Dream at The National on 2/2/22

    Clairo and A Soft Dream at The National on 2/2/22

    Singer/songwriter and multi-faceted artist Claire Cotrill, who performs under the name Clairo, leaves the crowd feeling enchanted with her delicate voice,  warm stage presence and bubbly personality. With the accompaniment of her band and undeniably cool set design, the night was charmingly memorable.

  • Sampling (Music): A Way to Reimagine Songs

    Sampling (Music): A Way to Reimagine Songs

    The highlight of my middle school days were flipping through channels in the 900s range on Cox Cable. I would spend countless hours listening to music on the Music Choice channels. The service accompanied an endless range of genres from Rock to Soul, and with it, I was constantly immersed in new hit sounds. 

  • RVA Quick Fic

    RVA Quick Fic

    Creative stories inspired by fleeting moments captured in the streets of Richmond.