Archives - Olivia Alger

Liv on the Edge: Have a Great Summer?

Slowly but surely, things in Rochester are crawling back to some semblance of normalcy. Come September, this city will feel entirely different. 

Liv on the Edge: The evolution of frog culture, from Pepe to cottagecore

This week, as we approach the last month of spring, I thought I’d talk about frogs.

Liv on the Edge: The return of Y2K and the effect of the media machine

The resurgence of the early 2000s in the past few years has illuminated the detrimental effects of the tabloid decade, but such behavior doesn’t stop there.

Liv on the Edge: Meghan and Diana

Fans of Meghan Markle have been drawing comparisons between her interview with Oprah and the one Princess Diana gave in 1995 with BBC journalist Martin Bashir.

Liv on the Edge: Springtime, sadness, and sunflower seeds

The most important thing to do when we’re sad, even though it’s hard, is to take care of ourselves. Today, I’m recommending something that will make that a little easier as spring comes closer — it’s called “Plant Nanny 2,” an app that reminds you to drink water and stay hydrated.

Liv on the Edge: Marriage, marriage plots, and marriage pacts

Ultimately, I refuse to accept that life is just graduating college, getting a job, getting married, having kids, and dying. I know there’s so much more than that.

Liv on the Edge: The curiously cyclical nature of fashion

Early 2000’s trends have made a full comeback.

Liv on the Edge: Valentine’s Day, existential dread, and some fortune telling

I’m going to exert what little control I have over my existence by telling my friends and loved ones that I care for them on a day as arbitrary as Valentine’s Day. 

Liv on the Edge: Bob Ross and the bittersweet reality of mistakes

I like to think that Bob Ross had it right when he said, “There are no mistakes. Only happy accidents.”

Liv on the Edge: Classic girls

Why should a beautiful, talented, and educated woman be confined in the home?