Last Saturday marked sixth months of my dad being dead. I know people don’t normally acknowledge half-anniversaries, but in this case it seemed unavoidable.
If you are a 20-something living in America, chances are you’ve been lectured about the benefits of traveling.
As we’ve been told again, and again, and again, and again, traveling when you are young is one of the most rewarding and enriching experiences a person can have. And for a person in their 20s, there is no conceivable reason that you can’t take off for a trek around the world, besides the fact that you must be scared, lazy, or haven’t yet been enlightened to the ways of the world traveler.
Wherever there is a smart and successful person, there will always be a dumb, flailing asshole looking to bring them down. Case and point: the Lena Dunham backlash. Since Dunham first made her splash into pop culture with her hit HBO show, Girls, and now her new book, “Not That Kind of Girl,” she’s had many haters. (In the words of Lena’s bestie, Taylor Swift, “the haters gonna’ hate hate hate hate hate.”)
Everybody loves The Beatles. And if you don’t love The Beatles, you’re probably just one of those people that likes to take the opposite stance of everybody so that you can seem edgy and unique. This quartet evolved from personalized pop hits (“I Saw Her Standing There”) to edgy, experimental rock n’ roll (“I Am the Walrus”), and did it while maintaining their songwriting abilities and charming personalities.