I Was Fine Before

By: Gabriela Yareliz Love can sneak up on us. We can fall in love with someone we didn’t expect. Sometimes, it’s someone who has been in front of us for a while. Today, we are looking at when love seems to show up as a divine interruption, via Gwen Stefani’s “Make Me Like You.” TheContinue reading “I Was Fine Before”

Choking on All Our Contradictions

By: Gabriela Yareliz It’s the age old story– good girl loves bad boy (let’s face it, there are “bad girls,” too). The movies are chock-full with this storyline– Princess Mia had a crush on Josh, the boating moron, and not the nice guy next door. Not only are movies and tv shows saturated with thisContinue reading “Choking on All Our Contradictions”

Recycling

By: Gabriela Yareliz For those of us who grew up in the 90s-2000s, pop had such a big influence on us. There were the classic pop artists, like Britney Spears, Mandy Moore and Jessica Simpson. These were the sweet, bubblegum, “wholesome” idols of the age. We loved them. Then, there were the slightly edgier onesContinue reading “Recycling”

How Many Kings?

By: Gabriela Yareliz Oftentimes, we feel alone in our wandering through this human journey– alone in that we feel God doesn’t understand our pain or our struggles. We see God as distant, far– and yet, this season reminds us that God left His throne to assume flesh. He became man and faced our nature andContinue reading “How Many Kings?”

6 Years of Aisha

By: Gabriela Yareliz On August 6, 2010, this funny, stylish, Bollywood adaptation of the Jane Austen classic, Emma, was released. Aisha is a hard-to-forget film. It was the first film where I really loved Sonam Kapoor’s performance. And while it has its cheesy moments, it has some fantastic dialogue, clothes, songs– and Sonam is justContinue reading “6 Years of Aisha”

When Oddity and Loneliness Hold Hands

By: Gabriela Yareliz Let’s talk loneliness. Being alone can feel maddening at times. Why do you think people in solitary confinement end up with serious problems? New York City can sometimes feel like the loneliest place in the world. Sometimes, it is pointless to escape the white walls and fluorescent lamps of your studio forContinue reading “When Oddity and Loneliness Hold Hands”

This Week’s Picks: August 17, 2013/Moving Week

By: Gabriela Yareliz School starts soon. All the students are lugging their boxes and body bags into their apartments. Ahhh. Move-in time. This morning I woke up all sore. For a second I thought maybe it was from sleeping in a messed up way, but then I remembered the day before carrying heavy bags. GodContinue reading “This Week’s Picks: August 17, 2013/Moving Week”