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Kathryn Baker

NOVEL IDEAS: Understanding a Breakup Through Poetry

It is impossible to be prepared for a breakup. You can seek advice from your friends or family and think about the words over and over again, but nothing prepares you for the aftermath of an ended relationship. You can run through all the postbreakup steps outlined in romantic comedies[Read More…]

TUNE IN, ZONE OUT: The Japanese House Entrances at The Sinclair

TUNE IN, ZONE OUT: The Japanese House Entrances at The Sinclair

Perhaps the most memorable thing I heard during my four-day trip to Boston was someone in the rustling crowd waiting for English indie pop act The Japanese House, Amber Bain’s stage name, plainly declare, “She has the voice of an angel.”  On my Boston-bound train, I discovered her upcoming performance[Read More…]

UNSOLICITED ADVICE: Accomplish Your Goals by Baking Cookies

UNSOLICITED ADVICE: Accomplish Your Goals by Baking Cookies

I have a very specific ritual when I bake at home. I wear my long overalls that make me look like a farmer and my fuzzy socks that slide on the hardwood when I dance around. I always play my “vintage” playlist, which features a lot of Billy Joel, Prince[Read More…]

Kathryn Baker

NOVEL IDEAS: ‘Sexographies’ Honestly Dissects How We Perceive Our Bodies

Getting dressed in the summer is a struggle. As someone who thrives during the cool autumn months, relishing in the opportunity to don my best turtlenecks and boots, I struggle to find the same satisfaction when crafting my summer wardrobe. Finding summer outfits proves physically and mentally taxing because minimal[Read More…]

by July 21, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
TUNE IN, ZONE OUT: The 1975’s Third Album Analyzes Virtual Isolation

TUNE IN, ZONE OUT: The 1975’s Third Album Analyzes Virtual Isolation

One of the first things I do upon waking up is check my phone, and this urge to stay connected does not go away for the rest of the day. I want to read every notification from every app, to the point that I leave my phone facing upward so[Read More…]

UNSOLICITED ADVICE: Do What Scares You

UNSOLICITED ADVICE: Do What Scares You

Last year, my roommate bought a book that sat unread on our cluttered shelf. It’s one of those self-help books, “Do What Feels Good: Recipes, Remedies and Routines To Treat Your Body Right” by Hannah Bronfman, with a picture on the cover of a gorgeous woman with a wide, toothy[Read More…]

Kathryn Baker

NOVEL IDEAS: ‘The Hand That First Held Mine’ Celebrates Feminine Resilience

I expected studying abroad to be difficult. I anticipated the homesickness, the fear of awkward social interactions and stressful travel planning. After all, both Georgetown and St. Andrews hosted so many orientations and sent countless emails preparing me for my time abroad that I felt it would be the hardest[Read More…]

Teenage Comedy Loses Spirit in Netflix’s ‘Sabrina’

Teenage Comedy Loses Spirit in Netflix’s ‘Sabrina’

The original ABC series “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch” first aired in 1996 and continued until 2003. Although it’s been 16 years since the show ended, the sitcom still holds a nostalgic, soft spot in the hearts of American television viewers. Netflix’s “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” attempts to redefine the original[Read More…]

DIRECTOR’S CUT: ‘Us’ Loses Its Message in Complex Plot

DIRECTOR’S CUT: ‘Us’ Loses Its Message in Complex Plot

I saw Jordan Peele’s “Us” in an early release a couple weeks ago and had initially planned on writing this response that same night. That, unfortunately, did not happen. “Us” is a film with a lot to unpack, and it will leave you with questions not only regarding the story,[Read More…]

by April 16, 2019 1 comment Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
Kathryn Baker

NOVEL IDEAS: ‘The Daydreamer’ Rekindles the Magic of Imagination

Twenty-one is an odd age. I have graduated from my teenage years and live away from home for eight months of the year. I am still in school, however, and not financially independent. At least until I graduate, I am riding the wave between childhood and full-fledged adulthood. My occupancy[Read More…]

by April 16, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide