Not Vanilla

Not Vanilla: The cultural cues of year’s end

Reader, you already know that 2018 is coming to a close. I hope your year has been wonderful, despite the…

Not Vanilla: At the crossroads of sass and serious

Reader, these past few weeks I have been watching some daytime TV. I cable access where I live. Instead, I’ve…

Not Vanilla: A comical approach to expanding worldview

As a high-school underclassmen on the speech and debate team, I met a lot of older student deeply interested in…

Not Vanilla: Songs to cure your pre-winter anxiety

Well, reader, this week we have finally been plunged into the cold darkness of a Rochester winter. With the encroachment…

Not Vanilla: On breakup videos

The other day I was browsing YouTube and proceeded to fall down what some call a “YouTube hole.” I started…

Not Vanilla: Traveling informed

Historically we’ve been fascinated by travel. You can see it in Western idealism of exploration — explorers risking their lives…

Not Vanilla: The emotional effects of media

Reader, let me warn you before you journey further into this article — if you haven’t seen “A Star is…

Not Vanilla: The new media on the block

Okay, reader, I openly admit that I am not that much of a gamer. I’m not a total stranger to…

Not Vanilla: In celebration of museums

Hello, dear reader! This week, I want to talk about a more reserved but common aspect of our culture: museums.…

Not Vanilla: The joys of watching people cook

Recently, I’ve realized I watch a large amount of cooking shows and videos. I came to this conclusion when the…