Catching Up With Scream, 21 Years Later

Scream, the iconic, Wes Craven-directed horror flick, is now of legal drinking age. Twenty-one years ago today, the film was released in theaters across the United States and movie-goers everywhere thought they knew what they were getting into. They were dead wrong. (Note: If you haven’t seen the movie, don’t go any further.) “Going into…

50 Movies in 365

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a huge movie fan. That being said, I’m the first to admit that I’m the worst movie fan out there. There are many “classics” that I’ve yet to see, and have a list of movies to watch that’s turned more into a scroll over the years….

Catching Up With Conventions

By far the best thing about having a freelance writer/communications career is having the chance to experience different opportunities. One of the most exciting opportunities has been my work with fan conventions. Though I’ve only done two so far, I’ve learned so much about the ins and outs of large scale events; everything from planning…

Catching Up With Sparkle Party: The Glitziest Band in Chicago

Lately it seems that we’re bombarded with all kinds of stress and negative news. As we continuously become inundated with this information, it’s hard to see the fun in certain things. However, one band is looking to change this by taking a lighthearted approach to what they’re providing the public. Sparkle Party is an all-girl…

New York City Television Tour

Last month, I visited New York City for the very first time. Being that New York is the city that never sleeps, I had a long list of things I wanted to see during this long weekend. However, being such a film and TV nerd, I always try to see any possible filming locations while…

European Vacation: Stockholm to Prague

On May 22, we all met at O’Hare Airport for the first of many flights together. We boarded our Finnair flight (an airline I would highly recommend) and first flew to Helsinki, Finland. After a short layover, we got on something of an airplane and continued on to Stockholm. Once we found our bearings, we…

A True National Lampoon’s European Vacation

Since graduating college, I’ve been carrying around a morsel of regret for not taking advantage of the opportunity to study abroad. As I became ingratiated in intercultural communication during my senior year (where we often discussed the differences between the US and other cultures, particularly European cultures,) I promised myself that if the opportunity presented…

Thank You and Best Regards

Disclaimer: Dates and last names have been removed to protect the privacy of those included. The author intends no disrespect to any of the included companies and writes strictly for the purpose of entertainment.   Introduction  To: Reader From: Taylor Hello! Let me begin by saying, thank you for embarking on this journey. This endeavor…