Author: Sarah L, opinion, pop culture, satire

In Defence of Emojis

This article originally appeared in Boshemia Magazine Issue 02: The Sublime, authored by L. Buy your copy at our online shop!

According to Oxford Dictionaries, an emoji is “a small digital image or icon used to express an idea or emotion in electronic communication”; the term ‘emoji’ is a loanword from Japanese, and comes from e (picture) + moji (letter, character).”

People seem to hate emojis. They sniff at them and look down on them as a marker of millennial disregard for all things sacred. They claim they are “ruining the English language”. Apparently, emojis are immature. Emojis signify laziness. Emojis are probably the reason we can’t afford to buy property (or was that avo toast? 👀). Continue reading

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author: sarah q, comedy, opinion, pop culture, Topical

Mayo In Memoriam // Mayo It RIP In Peace

We are gathered here today to mourn the loss of mayonnaise. The humble condiment was taken from us, cruelly and unnecessarily by the millennials. In collusion with “””””””””identity condiments””””””” this all American Hero was taken from us in the year 2018. Mayo it’s memory live on forever.

In case you haven’t been able to ketchup with the recent millennial-murders, oops we’ve done it again! According to this random old white chick at the Philadelphia Magazine, Millennials are responsible for the death of mayonnaise, and mayonnaise-based picnic items. Truly Pulitzer prize winning material from the Philadelphia Review. Not since Ronan Farrow’s Harvey Weinstein expose has a piece of journalism mattered so much. In all seriousness though, Boshemia is no stranger to the occasional shit post; just see half of Issue 02 for details (available to buy online!) Let’s really relish in this post and see exactly what we did to poor, poor mayonnaise.

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RIP in peace

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girls of summer, guest writer, opinion, pop culture, review

Lorde’s ‘Melodrama’ // On Vulnerability & Power in Pop

Eve Jones examines Lorde’s latest album, Melodrama. Eve is a 19-year-old writer and waitress from Plymouth. Obsessive by nature, she’s always in pursuit of some delicious syntax. This is her first article for Boshemia.

Lorde: explorations of youth and power

In 2013, Lorde, aka Ella Yelich-O’Connor, released her debut album Pure Heroine. Its popularity was hailed by Clash as proof that ‘there’s still an intellectual, polished and important place for pop [music]’. She was 16 at the time. Four years on, Lorde launches back into our minds with Melodrama, which still buzzes with that potential energy—though it hasn’t all been plain-sailing. In a recent interview with The Guardian, she likened her fame-riddled celebrity friendships to ‘having a friend with an autoimmune disease’—‘there are certain places you can’t go together. Certain things you can’t do’. The insensitive analogy received backlash from fans, prompting Lorde to apologise on Twitter. While her conduct has been controversial, her music continues to question youth and power in a dynamic habitat of scorched harmonies, flinty 80s keyboard and lyrical wit.

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‘Melodrama’ by Sam McKinniss

 

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Author: Eileen E., Author: Sarah L, author: sarah q, current events, Letter from the Editor, opinion, Personal Essay, politics, pop culture, Q & A, recommendation, review, Uncategorized

So Long, Summer: A Boshemia Review.

As the first autumnal leaves begin to tumble and the humidity of summer rolls out, we at Boshemia thought that now would be the perfect time to pause and take a second to mull it all over, wondering what it all meant.

The past few months have been an incredibly busy time both in front of and behind the scenes at Boshemia HQ. Q & L’s visit to see E in the USA back in June was a big landmark in the Bo-calendar, and this season has also seen the launch of our new Women to Watch Wednesday series; reviews on pop culture and politics; no fewer than seven guest articles; and behind the scenes, two job scores and one impressive placement in South Africa.

By way of review we crafted a couple of questions for each other to reflect on Summer of 2016.

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Author: Eileen E., pop culture, Q & A, women to watch

Women to Watch Wednesday: Filmmaker Laura Holliday

Eileen first met Laura Holliday in improv class when they were teenagers growing up in West Virginia. Now a filmmaker in Los Angeles, Laura interviewed with Boshemia for this week’s Women to Watch Wednesday. Among several recognitions, Laura’s recent film, Persephone Goes Home, received awards at The Palm Springs International Short Fest Film Marketplace, The Online Film Festival, WV Filmmakers Festival, the Lewisburg Literary Festival, and NFFTY 2016. 

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Author: Eileen E., Author: Sarah L, author: sarah q, Q & A

Get to Know Boshemia

Boshemia launched a month ago, and in light of our first month anniversary, the staff at Boshemia wanted to share with our readers a little Q & A. Read on to discover our feminist influences, ongoing projects, and more. 

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author: sarah q, opinion

A Millennial At The Movies

I love going to the cinema. One of life’s purest pleasures is paying too much money for a film ticket, buying expensive snacks, sitting in the dark and letting yourself become immersed in a film. Admittedly, I don’t go very often. The nearest cinema is a 40 minute walk away, and sadly it’s very easy to get distracted by things like a university degree. Despite this, as a lover of pop culture and all things related, I try to watch as many movies as possible at home. Thanks to streaming options, there’s practically a limitless amount of movies to get stuck into whenever you want.

Most of the time I just end up rewatching Parks and Recreation.

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