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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April Favorites: #FyreFraud & Commuter Barbie

Now that all of the “It’s Gonna be May” and “May the 4th be with you” memes are over, it’s time to look back at April for some monthly favorites.

Let’s just say some very peculiar things happened in April 2017…

Shall we?

Favorite News Articles

1. #FyreFraud. Let the disaster that was Fyre Festival be a lesson to all the entrepreneurs of the world.

2. There’s a new Barbie in town, and she rides the NYC subway. I almost want to be 5 again so that I can play with this.

3. Apparently adults in Australia aren’t allowed to go to Legoland. Speaking of wanting to be 5 again…

4. You can now avoid annoying coworkers with a Google Chrome plugin. Beyond awkward moment when you get a phone call while your coworker is telling you the same sob story for the 50th time.

Favorite Music

1. “Saw You in a Dream” by Japanese House. I think she just went and plucked all of my heart strings to oblivion.

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March Favorites: Meme Makeup & Goldroom’s Inverno Mix 2017

March was some real drama this year, man.

February 2017 might have been intense, but March is definitely taking the crown for Drama Queen so far. Everything just went bonkers for unnecessary reasons, specifically in news, TV and YouTube. The music world churned out some spectacular tunes in time for spring, and the remixes that were released this month were on fire!

Here are my overly dramatic favorites for March 2017:

Favorite News Articles

1. Meme makeup is now a thing. Halloween 2017, here we come!

2. This professors’s live CNN video conference was interrupted by his kids running into the room. This is what happens when you work from home.

3. Casey Affleck’s laundry load. How did he even find clothes to put on to go outside with such a huge laundry bag?!

4. Mindy and Cory Booker flirt it up on Twitter. Your classic “girl makes fun of boy because she likes him” scheme.

5. Apparently Trump can’t eat Russian salad dressing without causing a stir. Do no evil, eat no evil.

Favorite Music

1. Inverno Mix 2017 by Goldroom. Lot’s of goodies on this mix. The level of chill on this one really hits the spot.

2. “Chained to the Rhythm (Hot Chip Remix)” by Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley. As if the original wasn’t already amazing, Hot Chip went and made the chains tighter.

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February Favorites: Oscars Fashion & “Chained to the Rhythm” Music Video

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Is it just me, or was February kind of intense?

If anything, I think February 2017 takes the cake as the month where every TV show plot line spun out of control. I thought we were supposed to be saving the whole coming “in like a lion and out like a lamb” thing until March …

Anyway, here are my faves in pop culture and entertainment for February 2017.

Favorite News Articles

1. The Voice drama. I bet Gwen will actually end up sleeping on the couch at some point this season.

2. There’s an orangutan at a Danish zoo choosing a mate from an iPad. Safe to say online dating isn’t limited to homo sapiens anymore …

Favorite Music

1. “Heavy” by Powers. Those instrumental bits in the chorus are making me beg for summer.

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January Favorites: Squirrel Thieves, Wire Nails & Salt Bae

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I would have posted this yesterday, but The Whisper Box was celebrating its 4th birthday by taking a little break from the keyboard.

I have mixed emotions about January 2017. It left a bitter taste in my mouth, but I already knew it was coming.

As I always say, when things are looking bleak, there’s always pop culture to cheer you up. Enjoy my faves for the month of January!

Favorite News Articles

1. There are squirrels stealing candy from a convenience store in Toronto. Call the squirrel police.

2. The wire nails trend is brilliant. Forget nail sticker decorations. I’m gonna need some wire accents on my fingers STAT.

3. Matt Lauer’s choker. What a sneaky one, wearing hidden jewelry for years! Tsk, tsk!

Favorite Music

1. “Michigan” by Grammar. Those lazy whispery vocals get me every time.

2. “Drink Up” by Train. This is definitely going to be one of 2017’s hit party songs.

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