A Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Guide to Radical Self Acceptance with Astrologer Chani Nicholas

Astrology came to me in the aftermath of the 2016 election. Yes, I know it sounds nutty (and maybe a tad dramatic), but when the world you thought you knew ceases to make sense, you end up looking for any and every resource that can offer guidance. Dipping my toes into the practice helped me … Continue reading A Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Guide to Radical Self Acceptance with Astrologer Chani Nicholas

A Weekend at Rom Com Fest: Heartthrobs, Heartbreak, and Revisiting the Classics in 2019

When I saw the first, clearly targeted for me, Facebook ad for Rom Com Fest it was actually just advertising a screening of Never Been Kissed. After clicking on the link, I was surprised to find an entire festival dedicated to the romantic comedy genre, with beloved films, new features, talks, and other special events. … Continue reading A Weekend at Rom Com Fest: Heartthrobs, Heartbreak, and Revisiting the Classics in 2019

What It’s Like to Watch Every 2019 Oscar-Nominated Film, Volume Three

Dearest readers, I must admit that I felt some major fatigue during this last leg of watching the final eleven Oscar-nominated films and remaining two shorts categories. As with the last batch, I dreaded having to watch some of these films, for reasons outlined below. But, I finished—and found myself pleasantly surprised by a handful … Continue reading What It’s Like to Watch Every 2019 Oscar-Nominated Film, Volume Three

What It’s Like to Watch Every 2019 Oscar-Nominated Film, Volume Two

In Volume One, I discussed the fourteen films I saw before the Oscar nominations were announced. Those were films I had wanted to see on my own before I decided to challenge myself to watch every single Oscar-nominated film this year. For this round, I’ll be discussing twelve features and one shorts category, which I … Continue reading What It’s Like to Watch Every 2019 Oscar-Nominated Film, Volume Two

What It’s Like to Watch Every 2019 Oscar-Nominated Film, Volume One

As a costume designer who moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the entertainment industry, it should come as no surprise that I love Oscar season. In grade school, I wore prom dresses while watching the telecast in my living room, and in college, I invited friends over for Oscar-watching parties. Once, I … Continue reading What It’s Like to Watch Every 2019 Oscar-Nominated Film, Volume One