Crimson staff writer
Samantha H. Chung
This year, Gong returned with her adult genre debut, “Immortal Longings,” the first book in a gritty fantasy-romance trilogy loosely based on Shakespeare’s “Antony and Cleopatra.”
While “Chlorine” centers around a mermaid who narrates its story, the novel is far from a fairytale or Disney movie — it’s a brilliantly unsettling exploration of toxic competition, unhealthy power dynamics, and all of the messy grotesqueries of teenage girlhood.
While the highly-anticipated second season carries some of the previous installment’s strengths, it crams in too many plotlines and the addition of surprising changes from Bardugo’s books work against the show’s coherence and thematic throughline.
A masterful take on the beloved Sondheim musical, the award-winning revival manages to make the show — which premiered on Broadway in 1987 — still seem fresh.
Overall, “This Is Why” is a testament to Paramore’s longevity, showcasing the natural evolution and maturity of their sound.
After a year, I’ve amassed quite the list of time-wasting sinkholes, from the general to the embarrassingly niche, that I will never allow my browser to navigate to again.
Zauner was completely at home on the stage, bringing her charisma and passion to the large venue. She loves to perform, and she wanted the audience to know it.