Maeve’s Music Mondays: I listen to Latin trap all the time

My abrupt attachment to Latin trap and reggaeton had nothing to do with my Spanish classes and everything to do with the 2020 most-streamed Spotify artist Bad Bunny.

Little Bit of History Repeating: Hawaiian pizza

Only a creature as invasive and unnatural as the human being could have set off the string of events required to invent such a dish.

Livestreamed and Quarantined: Thundercat

To be honest, I’m usually too caught up in Thundercat's groove to notice what he’s singing about. But something about this performance (or maybe it was the fact that I watched it four times in a row) made me truly listen to the lyrics for the first time.

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The Weekly Rewind: The case for ‘folklore’ as Album of the Year

The nominees for the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards were announced Tuesday, Nov. 24, and of all the nominations, one body of work outdoes the competition: "Folklore" (2020) by Taylor Swift.

The Turf Monster: Sports, holidays, an NBA Christmas present

Christmas belongs completely to basketball. Whatever your family’s preference may be, you’ve likely caught a glimpse of one of these marquee games at a holiday gathering. For some, it’s background noise for prepping the turkey. For others, it’s an intensive three hour-plus ritual, orchestrated to the minute.

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Philosophy in Focus: Tell my dog I miss her

Friedrich Hayek wrote in The Road to Serfdom (1944) that “We are ready to accept almost any explanation of the present crisis of our civilization except one: that the present state of the world may be the result of genuine error on our own part." Perhaps he’s right.

Since You Last Saw Me: On time traveling and uncertainty

Whenever I return to my parents’ house, it’s like traveling back in time. My childhood room, filled with personal artifacts I can’t bring myself to throw away, seems to shrink every time I enter it. The whole setting doesn’t seem quite right. This new life I’ve been living on my own feels incongruous with everything here.

Keep the Cameras Rolling: The Oscar race

If you were to have the Oscars today, it would be a pretty underwhelming year indeed. But by virtue of a growing number of streaming services, you can watch much of 2020's prestige cinema from the comfort of your own home. Here’s a few you can expect to see released over the next few weeks.

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In the Paint: What the NBA can learn from the NFL season

As of week 12 in the NFL, there has been a significant spike in COVID-19 cases and teams like the Denver Broncos and Baltimore Ravens are without key players. The NBA is going to have a similar plan come December, but what they really should do is learn from the mistakes of the current NFL season. It’s unacceptable for the NBA to hold playoffs and finals in a bubble back in July but have any other plan for the 2020–21 season, a season that will start amidst the holidays when COVID-19 is worse than ever before.

Keeping up with the 617: A Red Sox Christmas List

It's Christmastime in Boston, which means that MLB free agency is in full swing. With a surplus of salary cap due to the Mookie Betts trade, the Red Sox are equipped to make some major moves this offseason, which they probably won't end up doing. Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom believes in developing a contender through minor moves and rookie development.