March Favorites: Bachelor Arie Banned & #MarchforOurLives

Okay, so I know I always joke about the saying that goes “March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb,” but this year it legitimately did.

The beginning of the month was so rough, especially with all the non-stop snow storms. I could not deal. I don’t think I’ve ever been more annoyed with my life than I was at the start of March. Things mellowed out around March 20th or so, which was nice.

March brought some harsh realities to light in the pop culture and entertainment world, and rightfully so. Let’s take a look my faves for March 2018:

Favorite News Articles

1. The Bachelor‘s Arie gets banned from Minnesota. Damn straight. He deserves it after what he did to Becca.

2. #MarchforOurLives. Thank you, Pope Francis, for encouraging the youth to continue fighting to end gun violence.

3. “Shero” Barbies! I want one of each, please!

4. Chrissy Teigen brings an emotional support casserole on a plane. Brb, bookmarking this recipe for later.

Favorite Music

1. “Rotation” by Fickle Friends. Now THIS is what I call feel-good music! This band sounds like Great Goof Fine OK and Haim had a baby. OMJ. I so want to see these guys in concert!

2. “Figure A” by Tim Atlas. So old school funk I can’t handle it. Ah. Maze. Balls.

3. “Something” by Henry Green. I’ll definitely succumb.

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Changes

As you may have noticed, its’ been almost two weeks since my last post on this blog.

Don’t be scared, I’m not done with The Whisper Box yet. However, I have been doing some thinking about my blog’s content and how I want to move forward with the different series that currently exist.

The Whisper Box is 5 years old now, (I forgot to mention the anniversary last month on February 4th, oops), and even though I don’t have the time I used to in order to write lengthy celebrity gossip and music posts like I did in the past, I still want to provide my readers with fun, quality content.

That being said, The Whisper Box will begin featuring some new series! The only bad news here is that to make room for the new ones, the current Gallery Mondays,Wardrobe Wednesdays, and Fan Art Fridays series will no longer occur every week. I might do each of the current blog series only once or twice a month. Monthly Favorites will remain, well, monthly of course.

So, here’s what’s coming soon to The Whisper Box:

Got It On Vinyl (Monthly)
The Whisper Box is now on YouTube, and my roommate finally got her record player from Texas, so I’m building a small vinyl collection to share with you guys! I’ll post a YouTube video discussing each record and create a blog post to go along with it. This series will begin in April 2018.

Wreck This Tuesdays (Weekly)
I’ve recently acquired the newest addition of Kerry Smith’s Wreck This Journal, which is now published in color. This series is inspired by grav3yardgirl (Bunny), who shows the pages she’s worked on via YouTube. Bunny is also reposting some pages on Instagram, so I’ll be sharing my pages over on The Whisper Box’s Instagram and on this blog every Tuesday.

#TWBT: Let’s Talk About… (Bi-Weekly)
Short for “The Whisper Box Talk,” this series will kind of be a catch all for my ponderings regarding pop culture and entertainment matters. Here’s where I’ll be bringing back some album review posts, award show recaps, and other intriguing things I feel need to be discussed in length. I might even throw in a few controversial topics. Who knows. Some of these might end up as short podcasts over on my Soundcloud. This series begins this week on Thursday, March 29, 2018!

So stay tuned, and feel free to drop a comment below if you have any suggestions for topics you’d like me to cover with these new series!

 

December Favorites: Dylan Sprouse’s All-Wise Meadery & Katherine Kaling

I can’t say 2017 ended too badly. Really, it could have been worse.

We had a couple of celebrity births during December 2017 and some amazing royal photo shoots to round out the year. I can’t complain.

Here are my favorites in pop culture and entertainment for the month of December:

Favorite News Articles

1. Dylan Sprouse is opening a bar in Brooklyn. Woo! Rounding up my friends for a girls night!

2. Mindy Kaling gave birth to her daughter Katherine! I cannot wait to see pics (and possibly find out who the father is).

3. TIME Magazine’s 2017 Person of the Year: The Silence Breakers. I love the symbolism in this cover with the woman who wanted to remain anonymous. Even before everyone found out why it was just her arm in the photo I knew she represented the ones who still can’t speak out.

4. Prince George and Princess Charlotte are the cutest little royals on earth. I just wanna pinch their little cheeks!

5. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s engagement portraits. I am so hype because they’re getting married on the day before my birthday! BEST BIRTHDAY GIFT EVER!

6. The Library of Congress is actually archiving all tweets from 2010 onward. This must be hella daunting.

Favorite Music

1. “Opera” by BLOWSOM. Can he release a full length album and come to NYC in 2018? Thanks.

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August Favorites: Target’s $5 Wines & Gummy Bear Van Gogh

I’m not gonna lie, August 2017 was pretty fun.

As expected, some amazing tunes were released during the month. I had to cut my list down or else this monthly favorites would be basically all music.

Here are my favorites in pop culture and entertainment for August!

Favorite News Articles

1. Target is launching a line of $5 wines. I repeat: TARGET IS LAUNCHING A LINE OF $5 WINES.

2. This artist made a Van Gogh painting out of gummy worms. The idea seems fun but then ants are sort of a species that tend to like sugar…

3. Companies like Hertz started cashing in on the 2017 solar eclipse. They got so excited and overbooked, then ended up having to cancel reservations. What even.

4. Justin Trudeau fell out of a kayak. And he might have done so on purpose?

Favorite Music

1. “Alone Together” by LEISURE. These guys are just phenomenal. So much groove and chill!

2. “Hurt Nobody” by Andrew Belle. I wish the tickets for his NYC show weren’t sold out so I’d have a chance to hear this live.

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July Favorites: Polish First Lady Duda & Brandless

As I predicted, the good music kept it coming in July 2017.

I’m really not sure where the year went at this point. Like really. I feel like I just celebrated my birthday but then I look at the calendar and I realize that was almost 3 months ago.

Anyway, here are my faves in the world of pop culture and entertainment for the month of July 2017:

Favorite News Articles

1. Polish First Lady Duda avoided shaking Donald Trump’s hand in Warsaw. Girl, I don’t blame you.

2. Brandless. I’ll be buying from this site in the coming weeks.

3. Lush sent Harry Styles 100 bath bombs. Baths with wine for days.

4. Apparently Leonardo DiCaprio doesn’t work out? Impressive.

5. These two on Tinder spent 3 years sending late messages to each other on the app. And now they finally met IRL. On live TV. How crazy!

Favorite Music

1. “Miracles (Someone Special)” by Coldplay feat. Big Sean. That heavy violin intro and outro gets me every time.

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June Favorites: Ken’s Man Bun & Washed Out’s ‘Mister Mellow’

June 2017 had some interesting developments.

Can I just say how excited I am for this summer’s new music?! So many amazing singles, EPs, and full length albums have come out already and the summer is less than a month in!

Let’s take a look at my favorites in pop culture and entertainment for June 2017:

Favorite News Articles

1. Ken has a man bun. I’m not a huge fan of man buns but this is really a quite interesting hipster-like look for a doll.

2. Obama wore the same tux for his entire presidency. The things men can get away with.

3. This guy’s business card tho. I’d get hella excited if I’d received anything close to this cool at a networking event.

4. Al Sharpton’s gym selfies. Let the man live.

5. Designer cantaloupe. Walmart, what makes you think anyone would trust this when everyone and their mother wants to buy organic?

Favorite Music

1. Mister Mellow by Washed Out. Can someone book Ernest Greene at Lincoln Center with an accompanying orchestra to perform this album live please? Thanks.

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May Favorites: Covfefe & #BowWowChallenge

Let’s not even get into how late this Monthly Favorites post is.

May 2017 was a month of laughs. Oh. Em. Gee. I don’t think I’ve had this much fun with pop culture news in a while. We got some awesome music videos during the month of May as well.

Let’s get to it:

Favorite News Articles

1. Donald Trump’s “Covfefe.” The tweet read round the world?

2. Jaden Smith’s hair as an accessory. When it comes to the MET Gala 2017, anything goes.

3. When a pineapple becomes modern art. Simply brilliant.

4. This couple went to prom dressed like the Obamas. YAAASSS.

Favorite Music

1. “Passionfruit” (A R I Z O N A Cover).  I might actually go as far to say I like this version better than Drake’s!

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