Our Weekly Roundup: One for the Ladies! (and Walker)

Hassam: I finished rewatching “The Nanny” around a week ago and I literally haven’t been able to stop thinking about the Moschino piano dress she wore as a skirt in the last season like it’s actually so perfect. Walker:  Since this semester has decided to overwhelm me with schoolwork, I’ve had to lock in at […]

Our Weekly Roundup: Ethel Cain Distracts Us From the AI Apocalypse

Naomi:  Pluto is entering Aquarius and the next 20 years will be ruled by global themes of technology; the world feels like it’s on the brink of collapse and the AI takeover is impending. This has spurred on my obsession with big skinny robots. In the film “Castle in the Sky,” robots tenderly care for […]

Empathy Everywhere All At Once

I witness the material sins of my father in the form of a dripping flame while I’m parked near the corner of Broad and Gilmer. He’d assured me that my true blue 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer — a car that’s a beater in every universe — had just passed a safety inspection. Regardless, when I crack […]

Yanking The Ribbons From My Hair

When you search the word “coquette” on Pinterest, you’ll be bombarded by a million different images. Women in hairbows; lacy dresses; skinned kneecaps; submachine guns laid on pale pillowcases. It’s a visual language that is vaguely French and Lolita-esque, an indescribable dream that simultaneously celebrates girlhood and twists it into something acrid. It rose out […]

Our Weekly Roundup: Philosophical Thoughts and Catwalks

Taylor:  Women who, by their thoughts and insights alone, should be considered philosophers, but who, for various reasons (most succinctly misogyny), are written off as crystal-licking lunatics, or mommy bloggers or otherwise vapid bestseller genre self-helpers. Namely, prolific writer and ex-presidential hopeful Marianne Williamson, Liz Gilbert of “Eat, Pray, Love” fame, and Glennon Doyle, author […]

Our Weekly Roundup: Burning Holes in Our Brains at Junkyard Raves

Lareina:  I’ve finally bitten the bullet and started listening to techno music. My friends and I have been haunting local raves and I’m pretty sure I’ve already lost half of my hearing. Pound it through my ears, pound it through my soul, OONTZ OONTZ OONTZ!! My parents are very proud.  Mason:  Today, I want to […]

Our Weekly Roundup: ‘Devil May Cry,’ ‘Fooly Cooly’ and Warm Winter Nostalgia

Walker: As of late, I have been playing a lot of the games in the “Devil May Cry” series. Following a half demon, half human devil hunter named Dante, the game mostly consists of raunchy humor, wacky gameplay and fighting otherworldly monsters. It’s very early 2000s, PS2-type edgy charm. Illustration courtesy of Capcom Natalie: The […]

VCU vs. the Pedestrian

Look both ways. Car headlights go past. The street is clear. Footsteps on the pavement. Make it to the other side without a backward glance.  Until they don’t.  Travesty paves Richmond’s streets. Ask anyone on campus and they’ll tell you their own horror story of driving in this city. It’s practically built into the roads, […]

Our Weekly Roundup: Greek Mythology is the MCU for Women

Naomi:  I’ve been in Greek Mythology hell, because it’s basically the MCU for women. Stan Clytemnestra, stan Medea. Recently I’ve been enraptured by The Song of Achilles, because as a trans girl, I’ve always felt a kinship with Greek femboys. I’d like to imagine that if I lived in Ancient Greece I would be a […]

Our Weekly Roundup: Virginia Folk and Nathan Fielder

Our staff’s obsessions from this past week! Julianne:  I’m a Nathan Fielder diehard. The minute his new show “The Curse” started airing on Paramount+, I shelled out $11.99 of my hard earned cash to the subscription service, and have been doing so dutifully every month since. I am enamored with, disgusted by and obsessed with […]

Our Weekly Roundup: ‘The Hunger Games,’ ‘Fortnite’ and Existential Dread

Taylor:  Fighting to the death, I guess? Making my way through the Hunger Games trilogy for the first time right now and also watching the Squid Game reality spinoff just has me thinking about the ways humans consistently choose violence as a means of remedying existing or preventing future social and political turmoil and the […]