Russell Brand is an English comedian whose fame in the U.S. took off after hosting the MTV Video Music Awards in 2008. English comedian Russell Brand. 10 March 2008. Brian Solis. Flickr Many of his remarks about issues going on in the states have caused controversy, but not many bothered to explore his reasons behind them. … Continue reading Russell Brand: Sexual Freedom and Purity Obsession
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30 Seconds To Mars’ Banned Video for “Hurricane”
Six months before the popular Fifty Shades of Grey hit bookstores was the release of a 30 Seconds to Mars music video featuring BDSM themes for their song "Hurricane" in 2011. From the album This Is War, Thirty Seconds To Mars' video "Hurricane" premiered on MTV on November. 29th, 2010. It was banned by several networks on the … Continue reading 30 Seconds To Mars’ Banned Video for “Hurricane”
Overcoming the Stigma of Being No Contact with Family
I have been no contact with my family since 2021, after moving to another state. Childhood Experiences of Shame In Middle School Home Economics, I was venting aloud to my friends about my father. Another classmate decided to interject his opinion of what I was saying by shaming me, even though I was speaking the … Continue reading Overcoming the Stigma of Being No Contact with Family
Life is a Road Trip: An Analysis of “Elizabethtown”
Elizabethtown (2005) stars Orlando Bloom as Drew Baylor and Kirsten Dunst as Claire Colburn. Drew has made it as a successful shoe designer, after years of dedication and doing everything he is supposed to. That is, until he takes a chance that fails and destroys everything. After being fired by his boss Phil Devoss (Alec Baldwin), he decides to end … Continue reading Life is a Road Trip: An Analysis of “Elizabethtown”
History in the Media: The Destruction of the Beloved City of Pompeii
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d4/Theathres_of_Pompeii.jpg/438px-Theathres_of_Pompeii.jpg View of Pompeii ruins with Mount Vesuvius in the backgroundElfQrin, CC BY-SA 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0, via Wikimedia Commons Daily Life in Pompeii For over 250 years, the city of Pompeii was a popular vacation spot until 79 AD. The city had extravagant villas for wealthy visitors. Markets and bath houses were part of daily life. There were … Continue reading History in the Media: The Destruction of the Beloved City of Pompeii
Rethinking Marriage: Looking Deeper Into Why We Get Married
A discussion about why we're getting married is worth exploring. When asked, most people want to get married because it has been a normalized goal since childhood.
The Last Christmas with my Mom
The fact that people came to our house meant that my mom was special for living here. She was providing an environment in which no other relative could replicate: true family history. I used to love this fact. I wanted to help make others feel like they're coming home for Christmas, too. I used to feel genuine joy from seeing relatives I don't normally get to see. Every year, I would send them thank you cards, commenting on how I hope to see more of them during the year, as well. I thought I had a real family.
Death and Society: An Analysis of “Heathers”
A deeper look into the film "Heathers." Please, note, this post will only focus on the original. No related productions or spin-offs will be discussed. In the 80s, some of the most popular films about high school were The Breakfast Club and Ferris Bueller's Day Off by John Hughs; unfortunately, they merely scratched the surface of teenaged life. While classics … Continue reading Death and Society: An Analysis of “Heathers”
A Trauma Survivor’s Experience with Therapy
Trigger Warning: Psychological and physical abuse, and suicidal thoughts Why don't I post more often? I want to! I have a lot of old blog posts from HubPages that could use a good revision or two and would be better housed here. Perhaps, eventually; or, I will write entirely new content. My main struggle when … Continue reading A Trauma Survivor’s Experience with Therapy
The Failure of Unemployment in America
I filed for unemployment for the first time in my life in March 2020 in my home state of NJ. I was working for a temp agency. I had quit my low-wage job for the millionth time to pursue an office career; unfortunately, after a month or so in a position I enjoyed, the virus … Continue reading The Failure of Unemployment in America
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