The Art of Asking ‘Why’

Last year, as a dutiful Barnes & Noble bookseller, I had the task of displaying copies of Leonardo da Vinci, the highly anticipated biography from acclaimed author Walter Isaacson, the night before it went on sale. Is there a better feeling than unboxing a case of freshly printed books? But beyond that night holding the book in myContinue reading “The Art of Asking ‘Why’”

A Star Is Born – Review

Before the 2018 remake of “A Star Is Born”, I had never heard of the story itself. However, I’m a fool for a good soundtrack-centric, music-themed movie (think “Begin Again” or “La La Land”) so the trailer immediately caught my eye. I love Bradley Cooper and can recognize and respect the sheer talent and bravadoContinue reading “A Star Is Born – Review”

Men’s Fashion is Always in Style

Without a doubt in my mind, Autumn is my favorite time of the year. The air is getting cooler, the days will soon become shorter, and the Pumpkin Spice lattes will continue to flow in glorious fashion. (Even though I’m more of a Pumpkin Spice macchiato man, myself.) Not to mention the excess of fall-scentedContinue reading “Men’s Fashion is Always in Style”

Don’t Clean Your Room

Within the disruption and uncertainty of college life, some basic everyday tasks can seemingly be lost in the confusion of homework assignments, group projects, and exams to cram for. When was the last time you cleaned your room? For me it was at least a few months ago. It isn’t dirty or anything; my belongingsContinue reading “Don’t Clean Your Room”

5 Life Lessons From Retail

Last September marked my one-year anniversary of working at Barnes & Noble, my first time working retail. I had applied looking for a nice place to work with flexible hours, and an atmosphere that I genuinely looked forward to entering each work day. Thankfully, I received all that and more, including coworkers who I canContinue reading “5 Life Lessons From Retail”

‘Dunkirk’ – A Cinematic Masterpiece

“All we did was survive.” “That’s enough.” Very rarely do you hear people cheering and clapping for a film once the credits roll. After all, the director and cast aren’t there with you. How would they know that you gave the movie a standing ovation? But once the lights came up Thursday night after theContinue reading “‘Dunkirk’ – A Cinematic Masterpiece”