ReadNostalgia

It's here! During 2021-22, we transitioned back to in-person classes and had to re-learn exactly how this organization runs. Every person on this team has stepped up and contributed incredible, thoughtful, and personal insights through writing and design. While this journal is available online, we're also printing for the first time since 2019! Stay on the lookout for Vol 32 on campus and in Santa Cruz.

Most Recent Blogs

Scream (2022): The Case for Requels

by Ahmed Negm Gone are the days of the Hollywood sequel; it is the dawn of the requel. In the newly released Scream film, the character...

Dismissive Exploration, A Short Study of Film, Depicting Discovery in the Realm of Queer Sexual Intimacy

by Simon Sarte “That’s our dynamic. No more, no less.” In a world hyper-fixated on “being right,” when all else (the social taboo) is labeled...

The 1980’s: Arguably the Best Decade for American Film

by Wren Pretto The American film industry has been booming for just over a century, beginning in 1906. Throughout the different eras of film, the...

Nas: A Classic MC’s Return to Greatness

by Marco Navarro Nasir Jones, known as Nas, has been a well-known rapper since the early ninties. His debut album, Illmatic (1994), is known as...

Most Recent Art

How Hades’s Attention to Detail Makes for Wonderful Retelling of Greek Mythology 

  by Jenna Hards From the artfully designed characters to the varieties of battlefields, Hades has created a surprisingly pleasant retelling of the Greek Myths we...

Foggy Days

"Foggy Days" by Dylan Burns dgburns@ucsc.edu IG: @dylan.burns

Fever Dream Robot

"Fever Dream Robot," submitted by Benjamin Heiser. http://bennny_boii_

Colorpop

"Colorpop" by Joey Nova, featured in EyeCandy's 31st issue Fever Dream, 2021 @joeynovaart_ joeynovaart.myshopify.com joeynovaart.com

Scream (2022): The Case for Requels

by Ahmed Negm Gone are the days of the Hollywood sequel; it is the dawn of the requel. In the newly released Scream film, the character of Mindy, played by Jasmine Savoy Brown, introduces the concept of the ‘requel’. The requel, as she clarifies, is a cross between...

Dismissive Exploration, A Short Study of Film, Depicting Discovery in the Realm of Queer Sexual Intimacy

by Simon Sarte “That’s our dynamic. No more, no less.” In a world hyper-fixated on “being right,” when all else (the social taboo) is labeled as “wrong,” we obsess over the perfection of precision. In a director’s cut from Eric Amadio’s film, After Sex (2007), viewers witness...

The 1980’s: Arguably the Best Decade for American Film

by Wren Pretto The American film industry has been booming for just over a century, beginning in 1906. Throughout the different eras of film, the silent period of the 10’s and 20’s to the film noir period of the 40’s and 50’s, each decade of American film...

Terrace House: A Deceptive Comfort

by Anna Okubo In 2019, I became an avid watcher of the reality series Terrace House. The Japanese television series centers around six strangers, capturing...

The Ugly Truth Behind Why Succession is so Hard to Watch

by Christian Abraham In the age of streaming, modern television has fallen victim to the over-saturation of reboots, reality shows and reactionary news. One series...

How Cousin Greg Betrays His Audience

by Isabel de Blois At the end of the Succession season three finale I was feeling betrayed.  Gregory Hirsch, Waystar’s most lovable fool, revealed himself...

Nas: A Classic MC’s Return to Greatness

by Marco Navarro Nasir Jones, known as Nas, has been a well-known rapper since the early ninties. His debut album, Illmatic (1994), is known as...

How Media Today is Helping Independent Musicians Thrive

by Tommy English Twenty years ago, musicians had a higher chance of winning the lottery than reaching a mainstream audience independently. The success of music...

A Love Letter to Her’s

by Analy Hidalgo One fateful day at the beginning of the pandemic, locked up in my house, a song, What Once Was by Her’s, played...