All posts by Christopher Sarafian

Lewinsky, like a Phoenix

After 17 years of reclusiveness, Monica Lewinsky has reemerged with a new mission. While the dust to the Clinton scandal settled, Lewinsky had fled to the United Kingdom to escape public shame and ridicule. She popped up every so often [...]

April 9, 2015 News, Opinion, Tinsel Talk

The Airborne Toxic Event introduces new sound

With their latest album Dope Machines, The Airborne Toxic Event sheds its alterna-rock skin and undergoes a musical metamorphosis, resulting in a surprising and exquisite synth-pop sound. Upon first listen, the album may taste bitter to fans and familiars of [...]

March 26, 2015 Opinion, Tinsel Talk

Gaga showcases new style

Who says you can’t transition from disco sticks to Irving Berlin? One of the most surprising performances at this year’s Grammy’s came courtesy of Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga. Yes, that Tony Bennett. Yes, that Lady Gaga. Singing the title [...]

February 26, 2015 Arts & Entertainment, Tinsel Talk

Deciphering the appeal of Katy Perry

From a gargantuan chrome lion to a gyrating shark, Katy Perry’s halftime show was nothing short of a visual feast. In true K.P. fashion, the spectacle included a fantasia of colors, props, and costumes. The halftime show’s aesthetics roared loud [...]

February 12, 2015 Tinsel Talk, Uncategorized

Be a Man: With All the Force of a Body Standard

Chris Pratt’s rapid physical transformation reminds one of the scene from The Princess Diaries in which Anne Hathaway’s old photographs break juxtaposition to reveal a post-makeover version of the same girl. Pratt went from playing average bodied goofball on NBC’s [...]

January 22, 2015 Uncategorized

Tinsel Talk: Crack heard around the world

Kim Kardashian: style icon, reality star, mother, business woman. The Armenian-American bombshell has topped many a headline over the past few years with topics ranging from her love and family to real estate and favorite foods. However, one topic in [...]

November 18, 2014 Arts & Entertainment, Columns, Tinsel Talk

Tinsel Talk: ‘Teardrops’ on our guitars

Taylor Swift made a triumphant return to the music world this week with her latest album, 1989. While critics and fans alike have praised the record—which takes its name from Swift’s birth year— many refuse to acknowledge its existence or [...]

November 12, 2014 Columns, Music, Tinsel Talk

Ariana Grande’s diva side exposed

In recent appearances, fan favorite Ariana Grande has shown she is everything but sweet. Ariana Grande seems like a Sour Patch Kid in reverse: first she’s sweet, then she’s sour. When this Mariah Carey Jr. broke onto the scene with [...]

October 1, 2014 Arts & Entertainment, Columns, Tinsel Talk

Writer Eric Schlosser discusses new work

This past Wednesday, September 10, Eric Schlosser, author of Reefer Madness and Fast Food Nation, paid a visit to Rollins College to speak about his most recent book Command and Control. A work of historical nonfiction, Command and Control the [...]

September 17, 2014 Features

Tinsel Talk: Comedy queen’s legacy inspires student

Sarafian pays tribute to Joan Rivers and relates her stand-up comedy to big life lessons. Behind the counter of a department store perfumery, Ms. Piggy asks her co-worker, “Do you think I’m pretty?” Both cashiers are uniformed in frilly pink [...]

September 10, 2014 Arts & Entertainment, Columns, Tinsel Talk