All Eyes on You

The future of makeup is all about the eyes. With the advent of face masks, bushy brows and baby blues are the only features on display. Here’s some (cruelty-free!) ways to make them pop. Eyes Stila Suede Shade™ Liquid Eye Shadow These creamy, matte formulas are easy to apply and provide a pop of color…

Theatre in the Time of Corona

Live theatre has entertained the public for centuries. From the outdoor stages of Ancient Greece to the bright lights of Broadway, drama has endured. However, packing a small theater during a pandemic could prove fatal. COVID-19 forced theatre companies across the country to cancel their 2020 seasons. Broadway houses are shut down indefinitely. As an…

Good Cause: why isn’t fear of COVID-19 a valid excuse to refuse work?

As of June 2020, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 11.1% of American civilians were unemployed. This is the largest percentage of unemployed Americans since June of 2000. The cause, of course, is the unprecedented global pandemic known as COVID-19. Countless businesses were forced to close their doors in an attempt to slow…

In Defense of Bad Work

Perfectionism is a blessing and a curse. It means that I don’t settle for less than what I want. It also means that I have pages and pages of music that haven’t seen the light of day. My basement is littered with half-finished paintings. I can’t seem to finish projects or even start them, because…

For Your Eyes Only: Does personal style matter in quarantine?

I’ve always wondered whether I dress for myself or for others.  Getting dressed is a personal ritual, and yet the end result is meant for another’s gaze. Tiny nuances that typically escape notice are placed under a magnifying glass so as to avoid critique. The Gucci loafers with the golden horsebit accents can not, under…