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Articles by Aalia Jagwani (4)

Rodrigo’s first studio-length album, “Sour,” was released May 21 to widespread acceptance and popularity amongst Gen Z-ers.

Arts & Culture, Reviews

Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘SOUR,’ the onset of the TikTok Era of Music

May 27, 2021 0 comments

Olivia Rodrigo has become a name that everybody recognizes — whether you’ve spent hours watching TikTok videos to her debut single ‘drivers license,’ released earlier this year, or you’ve heard the song playing on the radio. 

Sally Rooney's characters engage in political discourse relevant to today's society.

Arts & Culture

The cultural phenomenon that is Sally Rooney

March 28, 2021 0 comments

“Things matter to me more than they do to normal people,” says Frances, the protagonist of “Conversations with Friends.” Marianne, the protagonist of “Normal People,” frets in a similar pattern: “I don’t know what’s wrong with me,” “I don’t know why I can’t be like normal people.”

Beyond its books, Paper Nautilus also displays art exhibits that change frequently

Arts & Culture

Three independent Providence bookstores that persist against the digital age

March 11, 2021 0 comments

“I love seeing the bookshops and meeting the booksellers — booksellers really are a special breed. So, it has to be a love of readers and reading that makes them do it.” It is tempting to accept this quote from Mary Ann Shaffer’s historical novel, The Guernsey Literary and Potato […]

Storytelling has always been at the heart of Swift’s music, but never has she constructed stories as sophisticated as those in “folklore” and “evermore.”

Arts & Culture, Reviews

Taylor Swift “comes back stronger than a ‘90s trend”

February 8, 2021 0 comments

In July 2020, Taylor Swift released her surprise album, “folklore,” which became the saving grace of an otherwise tragic year for many fans.