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Metanino

With Valentine’s Day upon us, here’s a piece of writing that celebrates love in all its glory. Metanino, by Abhinav Kumar, envelopes the spectrum of human emotions—joy, pain, and ambivalence—into one riveting poem

LIИKIИ PARK—Reanimation [Finely Tuned]

Caught in the timeline between two landmark old-school Linkin Park albums, ‘Reanimation’ is a gem in their discography that often goes overlooked. On the occasion of Mike Shinoda’s birthday, Finely Tuned looks back at the hip-hop side of LP’s rap metal era.

‘The Stars Shine Down’ by Sidney Sheldon – A Review

Sidney Sheldon weaves wonders once again in ‘The Stars Shine Down’ – a reflection on the hurdles women still have to overcome in the corporate world, two centuries after the inception of feminism. Read on to find out more about this tale of hardship, skyrocketing to zeniths of success, scathing betrayals, and decisions that could put everything at stake.

Entitlement

Despite the strongest of motivations, we sometimes struggle to overcome the fear that holds us back from pursuing what we want. In ‘Entitlement’, Anshumanth Rao writes about the inhibitions that deter us from achieving all that we’re capable of.

PTSD

The second poem of this month, ‘PTSD’ is here. PTSD stands for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, a mental health condition that severely affects the lives of war veterans. Read on as Shaleen Kalsi explores the psyche of a soldier and makes us realize that even after a war has ended, violence can still live on.

Slayer—Reign in Blood [Finely Tuned]

Bay Area thrash lords Slayer announced their farewell tour earlier this week, breaking the hearts of millions who grew up listening to them. Join us in this week’s Finely Tuned, as we pay homage to the band that paved the way for the more extreme side of thrash metal, inspiring countless greats to follow in their footsteps.

The Boy Who Lived Lives

More than twenty-five years after an eleven-year-old wizard received an acceptance letter from a rather special school, millions of people remain enthralled by his fantasy world. This is J.K. Rowling’s legacy – an audience so ardent that they cling to Pottermania even into adulthood.

A Whole New World—Evolution of the Disney Movie

Since the release of the Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1937, Disney has come a long way, replacing poisoned apples with guitars and Prince Charming with self-sufficiency. Modern day Disney is moving towards being more inclusive of cultures and gender identities with the release of every new movie. It’s a whole new world, indeed.

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