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Resistance Podcasts

Here’s a list of some of the resistance-related podcasts I’ve come across in recent weeks. My favorite so far is BloomCast, by civil rights attorney (and fellow vegan) Lisa Bloom. Please be sure to share any relevant political podcasts that you’ve been listening to in the comment section. BloomCast: The Voice of the Resistance¬†by Lisa Bloom Pod Save America by Crooked Media Trumpcast by Slate The FourFiftyOne by Summer Brennan Can He Do That? by The Washington Post Indivisible by WNYC And for additional resources check out this post, which I’m continuing to update. Keep resisting! ‚̧

Trailers for Some of My Favorite Cult Classics

From magnificent treasures, to movies so bad that they’re good, here are the trailers to some of my all-time favorite cult classics! What are yours? Be sure to share your recommendations in the comment section below. ūüôā Labyrinth¬†(dir. Jim Henson, 1986) Wet Hot American Summer¬†(dir. David Wain, 2001) Office Space¬†(dir. Mike Judge, 1999) The Big Lebowski¬†(dir. Joel & Ethan Coen, 1998) Troll 2¬†(dir. Claudio Fragasso, 1990) The Breakfast Club¬†(dir. John Hughes, 1985) Easy Rider¬†(dir. Dennis Hopper, 1969) Harold and Maude¬†(dir. Hal Ashby, 1971) Hausa¬†(dir.¬†Nobuhiko √Ēbayashi, 1977) The Room¬†(dir. Tommy Wiseau, 2003) What are some of your favorite cult classics?

VEGAN COOKING: My Two Favorite Chefs/Bloggers

If you’ve been following my blog within the past year, you may know that I made the transition from vegetarian to vegan and am loving my new lifestyle. My ability to make this transition is in large part thanks to my sister, who opened my eyes to this compassionate way of living, but I also have the internet to thank. YouTube, in particular, with its surplus of vegan-related content, has played an immeasurable¬†role in the success and sustainability of my¬†transformation. Before becoming vegan, I seriously¬†disliked cooking. I found the process to be somewhat boring and almost a waste of time, especially considering how¬†convenient, affordable, and addictive¬†greasy foods are. But when I began bringing more variety into my diet (because not eating meat and dairy actually means you try¬†more new foods), cooking became fun and challenging in the best kind of way. My newly found enthusiasm for cooking is largely thanks to the blog and YouTube channel, hot for food, along with co-creator Lauren Toyota’s personal channel, Lauren in Real Life. And recently, I¬†discovered another¬†vegan¬†blog and …

6 Great Road Trip Films

When I think of summer, one of the first things that comes to mind is¬†road trips. Exploration, freedom, discovery…rediscovery. Because it’s summer and I’ve been on a few¬†trips¬†recently myself, I decided it would be fun to do a post sharing six¬†road trip films that I consider to be personal favorites. Thematically, it seems¬†that¬†the road trip genre is so wonderful because it expands the ways in which characters can be explored. On the road, we’re vulnerable.¬†Though the journey of a road trip film may not start with the intent of personal exploration, what follows is nearly always life changing. The characters grow; they learn more about themselves and their compatriots, and often¬†even more about the society they live in.¬†The six¬†films I’ve selected to post¬†a short blurb about all share a few similarities. Most¬†evident is the fact that all of the characters featured in these films¬†make discoveries and decisions that are irreversible; their lives change on the road, for better or for worse. Discovery and change are the two clearest motifs that characterize these road trip films, …

25 Things

Last year I shared 24 things I’ve learned in 24 years. Now, exactly one year later, I’m turning 25, and I’d like to do something just a little different! Below are 25 things – feelings, thoughts, moments, and emotions – that I love.¬†Enjoy, and let me know about a few of your favorite things! Rediscovering a forgotten song When my mom calls (Hi Mom!) Walking in the desert Discovering a place that’s new to me When an idea just *clicks* Sharing a moment with a stranger When I get to be lazy Getting to the end of a beautiful film and thinking “wow, I’m so lucky to have had the experience of watching¬†that” Walking on the beach; watching kids playing with their parents and siblings; feeling the ocean breeze; and listening to the rhythm of the waves When hard work pays off Connecting with an animal Knowing that I’m free to be me Watching kids¬†just be kids Learning something new about a person I’ve known forever Sharing space, love,¬†and my hopes and dreams with my …

Apps on Apps

Here are some of my all-time favorite apps. Be sure to share¬†yours in the comment section below! 1. VSCO Cam When it comes to editing photos on your phone, there is no app that’s better than VSCO Cam. VSCO’s pre-set filters are all already beautiful, but the app allows you to adjust every aspect of the filter you chose – from exposure and saturation, to contrast and highlight. When in doubt,¬†just pick the F2 setting (my all-time favorite and most used), because it¬†will always make your photo look just a little more on-point. 2. Wikipedia This app should go without explaining. Wikipedia is one of my most visited websites because sometimes I need to know who invented the brownie¬†(Bertha Palmer) or what city Aretha Franklin¬†was born in (Memphis, TN, but she grew up in Detroit, MI). You need the Wikipedia app if you ever want to ask these questions and figure out the answer before you’ve forgotten the question in the first place. Ya dig? 3. Podcasts There are so many wonderfully entertaining, educational, weird, …

My Top Five Favorite Christmas Movies

The Christmas season is in full swing and it’s time to make some hot chocolate and catch up on a few classic holiday films. Here are my five favorite Christmas movies – what are yours? 5.¬†A Christmas Story:¬†Somehow I did not see¬†A Christmas Story¬†until about five years ago, which I still don’t understand¬†considering TBS runs a 24 hour marathon every Christmas Eve. Anyways,¬†this movie is so bizarre and fun that it had to make the list. A Christmas Story¬†is an 80s classic, and Ralphie is the absolute best! 4.¬†The Original Christmas Classics:¬†The claymation Christmas classics make up more than one movie, but I can’t pick a favorite between them so I’m including them all in spot #4. From¬†The Year Without a Santa Claus,¬†to¬†Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer¬†and¬†The Little Drummer Boy, I am sure that¬†these films¬†are going to continue to be popular for decades to come. Although the claymation classics¬†have not aged seamlessly,¬†there is something so timeless about them that makes¬†each generation of children love¬†them as much as the generation before. 3.¬†Christmas Eve on Sesame Street:¬†I may …

My Favorites Of TV Sketch Comedy

Here are few of my favorite sketch comedy shows and some of the sketches that I adore: Check It Out! With Dr. Steve Brule Starring John C. Reilly as Dr. Steve Brule,¬†Check It Out! With Dr. Steve Brule¬†is a spin-off of ¬†the¬†Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!¬†The show premiered on Adult Swim in 2010 and has since garnered a cult following. The show’s aesthetics are similar to that of a public-access television show, and John C. Reilly is absolutely hilarious as¬†a naive, awkward, and¬†perpetually¬†confused¬†TV host. Key & Peele Key & Peele stars Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, both of whom are former cast members of MADtv. There are many reasons to love Key and Peele, but what strikes me the most about their show is how creative, witty,¬†and distinct¬†their sense of humor is.¬†Key and Peele¬†premiered on Comedy Central in January 2012. Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! (with¬†Zach Galifianakis) To be honest, I’m not the biggest fan of the¬†Tim & Eric Awesome Show¬†– but¬†I do love every skit Zach Galifianakis is in!¬†Damn¬†is he …