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Interview: Brittain Ashford on Making Music and Maintaining Mild Optimism during a Pandemic

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Words by Weng Yi Wong Brittain Ashford’s characteristically emotive vocals and ambient sounds are at their finest in her latest collaboration with Matt Bauer, Day Inside a Night. This four-track gem of an EP worms its way into deep recesses of the soul and settles there, lingering like an unshakable memory. Ahead of the EP’s release on November 13, the Brooklyn based performer and singer-songwriter generously navigated time zones to speak to Lot’s Wife about her music, her hopes, and her humbling life lessons from Broadway. A deeply introspective quality pervades Day Inside a Night, both in sound and subject
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Instant Influencer: Success or failure? (Review)

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Reviewed by Juliette Capomolla YouTube sensation James Charles released the first episode of his new reality show Instant Influencer on YouTube last weekend – and just so you didn’t have to, I got up bright and early Saturday morning to review it. There’s not much to say about the first episode, other than the fact that I thoroughly enjoyed it and will continue to watch the rest of the season. If you’re like me and are highly invested in the YouTube beauty and make-up scene, you will probably feel the same about the show. Interestingly, many reality TV shows exist under the guise of love or some unique skill sets, but most
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Book Review: How to Get Over a Boy

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Reviewed by Brooke Gagiero Chidera Eggerue’s inspiring book How to Get Over a Boy is far more than a collection of your stock-standard relationship and breakup advice. Instead, it is a deeply introspective, inspiring and psychoanalytical discussion on the intersection of self-worth and romantic relationships, which challenges readers to hold themselves accountable for the ways in which they are complicit in, or reinforce, these turbulent relationships. The book is split into three sections: ‘YOU’, ‘THEM’ and ‘US’, in which Eggerue breaks down her argument from three separate perspectives. In ‘YOU’, Eggerue defines the difference between body acceptance and beauty acceptance,
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