Author: csarafianrollins-edu

Tinsel Talk: Stans Take Over the Internet

April 24, 2014

While celebrities have always had devoted fans, advances in technology have made it easy for super fans to take their obsessions to new unhealthy levels. Sailing throughout the various oceans of the Internet, you may encounter the term “stan.” The word stems from the 1999 Eminem song of the same name. Along with its music […]

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Tinsel Talk: Pop queens redeem Hollywood

April 17, 2014

Disturbed by Hollywood’s dark side, Sarafian shines a redemptive light upon three of the scene’s most viable role models. Trash reigns supreme amidst the minefields of Hollywood ruled by the Chris Browns and Justin Biebers. While tabloids spit out covers glamorizing these horrors—the abusers, porn stars, reality show princesses, and tinsel town train wrecks—there exists […]

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Tinsel Talk: Kardashian Tarnishes Vogue

April 10, 2014

Sarafian criticizes Kim Kardashian capitalization on sex-tape affiliated fame and how she has become Vogue-“worthy”. If you thought that Vogue was the epitome of grace, your viewpoint has most likely been challenged lately. The fashion magazine’s most recent cover belongs to none other than Kim Kardashian and her Taylor Swift-interrupting fiancé, Kanye West. Nothing screams […]

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Tinsel Talk: Lady Gaga Revives Dying Career

March 27, 2014

Sarafian provides an analytical breakdown of Lady Gaga’s latest music video, “G.U.Y”, as he defends the pop-stars’ fluctuating trends in popularity. After weeks of anticipation, Little Monsters were blessed with the music video accompaniment for Lady Gaga’s latest single, “G.U.Y.” Glazed with Greek mythology and modern art aesthetics, the eleven-minute-mini film comes packed with stellar […]

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Tinsel Talk: Frozen Redefines Disney’s Cliche Princess Movie

March 20, 2014

From 2004 to 2010 Disney went on a hiatus from its trend of making wonderful and memorable films. Mediocre productions eclipsed the critical and financial streak of success absorbed in the 90s. Films like Home on the Range and Chicken Little suddenly took up the Disney banner, shoving films such as Beauty and the Beast, […]

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Tinsel Talk: A Page Turned for Ellen Page

March 13, 2014

This Valentine’s Day, during a speech at the Human Rights Campaign Conference, Page publically came out as gay. While Valentine’s Day is often associated with the flowery images of chocolates, candle lit dinners, champagne, and roses, it also brings with it an overbearing undertone of fear. There is the fear of possibility: “What if he […]

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Tinsel Talk: The Wanted Drowns on Booze

February 13, 2014

The Wanted claim to split due to “conflicting personal lives.” However, the ongoing tension between the band and One Direction says otherwise. A boy band’s lifeline doesn’t stretch far across the palm. This past January, it was announced that British pop sensation, The Wanted, has decided to split after their tour later this year. So, […]

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Cronin’s Bite into Rollins

February 13, 2014

  Rollins’ “Winter with the Writers” program is a tradition rooted within the history of the college. Beginning in 1927, the festival has welcomed hundreds of established writers over the past 87 years. Rollins College is one of the only colleges in the country to hold a literary festival of this caliber. Every year, four […]

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Tinsel Talk: We R Who We R

January 30, 2014

Sarafian gives his opinion on the buzz surrounding body image frenzies and disorders within Hollywood culture, specifically in regards to the recently rehabilitated pop artist, Ke$ha. Earlier this month, tabloids and gossip blogs announced that singer-songwriter Ke$ha had decided to check into the Timberline Knolls treatment center for body image issues and an eating disorder. […]

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Tinsel Talk: So You Want to Be Famous?

December 5, 2013

The road to fame may be easier than you think. With these five steps, you’ll be one step closer to the spotlight. Have you always dreamed of performing on a stage in front of thousands of screaming fans? Have you ever wanted to strut down a red carpet? Do you want to be that girl […]

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