Condescending Caress

These are the jaded cordialities of life, as Reina would discuss over menthol cigarettes, if she still smoked.

To Kawaii, Or Not To Kawaii
Condescending Caress, Features

To Kawaii, Or Not To Kawaii

If you google “Japan weird” or “Japan cute,” you’re guaranteed a plethora of listicles cataloging things that are considered normal in Japan, but not in other parts of the world. The sickly sweet pastels, wacky prints, grotesque cuteness highlighting the gap between what people expect and what they get. But is that all there is to “Cool Japan”?

Outside Lands 2016, Abridged
Condescending Caress, Features

Outside Lands 2016, Abridged

A week ago today, I was at the Outside Lands Music Festival in San Francisco. I’m only writing about it now because, well, it took me a day, or seven, to properly process everything I felt, saw, tasted, smelled, and heard. So here it is: Outside Lands 2016 (Abridged Version).

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