No Color Needed

I’m probably the last person to listen to “Born to Die,” but I finally did. I think Lana Del Rey’s lips were putting me off. For many reasons, today was the right day to listen to the album on repeat all afternoon.

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Careless George

George Michael, first balcony, "Careless Whisper" video, 1984

George Michael, first balcony, “Careless Whisper” video, 1984

It goes without saying that George Michael’s videos reigned in the 80s. But one thing always bothered me about the video for “Careless Whisper”: how he almost fell off a balcony. Continue reading

Endless Summer


My last summer ended a year ago today. One of the strangest (and coldest) side effects of moving to Chile in March is that you jump from one winter to another. I love summer. It’s my favorite season. Even though I grew up in South Florida and it’s arguably summer all year round, I really like the extra hot and humid middle months of the year. Especially when raspados are plentiful. Continue reading