Category: Culture

You can do whatever you want

You can. There’s no question about it. The only one who can stop you is, well, yourself. I know – everyone says that. But there’s something particularly true in what is timelessly repeated. It’s very easy to find excuses. I don’t want to hurt him. She will be mad at me. I will disappoint them. I will be judged for it. They won’t understand. I don’t know how. It’s all excuses. Stop this, right now. You can. And you should.

10 feminist songs that you should know about

Maybe you already know them. Maybe you don’t (you probably have already heard at least a few). Either way, I decided to come up with a list compiling what I believe to be 10 of the best songs celebrating female strength and character.

…and their impact on me.

North-American singer Josh Ritter has a beautiful song called Change of Time, of which I only know about because it was played in an episode of one of my favorite TV shows, The Blacklist. I was on the verge of tears when I heard it the first time, although the reason why is still somewhat

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Gloria Steinem and Emma Watson: Inspiring women that inspired me

Emma Watson is one of the women I admire the most. Like, in the whole planet. She found a way to live her passion, which is acting, since she was a child. Then, with what must have been a crazy schedule of filming and studying, she managed to graduate in English Literature at Brown University.

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About the cheap thrills of life

Solace can come to our lives in the strangest ways. For the most typical reason on the book (my boyfriend broke up with me), I was feeling sad and disappointed. It’s not like I wanted to cry or be isolated from the rest of the world. I was fine – I even laughed now and

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The top 10 albums released in 2015

It was very difficult to compile a list of my favorite ten albums of 2015. Not because there weren’t enough options, but because there were too many. According to a Wikipedia list, there were 640 albums released in the United States, Canada and United Kingdom alone.

Adele’s new success

Drew Barrymore, in the movie Music & Lyrics (directed by Marc Lawrence, released in 2007), says something about, well, music and lyrics, that for me is as true as the law of gravity: “A melody is like seeing someone for the first time. The physical attraction. Sex. But then, as you get to know the

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Discovering new sounds

Have you ever heard about the Citizens!? The British band, I mean, not the online bank. I probably never would have if not for a show that I went to in September. They were the opening band, and caught my attention right from the first melody. Their spirit and enthusiasm made an impression, that is,

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My thoughts on The Mentalist

I don’t exactly remember why I started seeing The Mentalist (2008-2015), but I can tell that when I did, I was momentarily obsessed with it. Patrick Jane (interpreted by Australian actor Simon Baker) and his clever tricks – more than that, his boldness – hooked me from the first second. And his personal drama captivated

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