Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Dear New York

 by Missy E.

Dear New York:

My forever love affair. You are always on my mind. You are far from perfect, but you are everything - to me. Nothing is quite like you. Not everyone understands you, but it's fine, they don't have to. When someone is lucky enough to call you home, you offer a unique experience. It is the best place to grow, to fall in love, to fall out of love, to just be. 

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Nerd Out With Us Real Quick!

by Missy E. 

The Webb Space Telescope’s mid-infrared view of the Pillars of Creation, which showcases the telescope’s ability to detect dust, a major ingredient in star formation.
"For you are dust and to dust you shall return." - Genesis 3:19 (NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI)

Nerd out with us real quick!

When you read a sentence, a lot of times the words go over your head. But getting to know words and the depths of their meaning plays an integral part to experiencing something as simple as a sentence. Case in point, Scripture! While this post doesn’t have scientific backing, per se, let’s mix science and faith for a second. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

M Report Music Mashup: Meet Caroline Polachek

“One of progressive pop music's most revered songwriters.” - The Fader

After quietly previewing her new song at shows and festivals around the world over the past year, today Caroline Polachek steps boldly back into the spotlight with the release of the Sega Bodega & Caroline Polachek co-produced track “Sunset” and the sun-soaked accompanying visual. 

Saturday, October 15, 2022

Why You Should See Virgil Abloh's "Figures of Speech" Exhibit at Brooklyn Museum

 By Missy E. 

The late Virgil Abloh's "Figures of Speech" Exhibit debuted at the Brooklyn Museum.
 (Photos: The M Report)
Virgil Abloh was a visionary, fashion idealist, trained architect and trailblazer. After attending one of his last projects he curated before his passing in late 2021, I was reassured of his contributions to the culture.

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

M Report Music Mashups: Meet ENNY

Following a momentous year that has seen her tour across the globe, rapper/singer ENNY returns with her first release of 2022, "Champagne Problems". Produced by Beat Butcha & Tala (with additional production from Will Yanez), the single is quintessential ENNY, marrying deeply intricate lyricism with butter-smooth instrumentals that’ll make you want to hit repeat before you even reach the end. Accompanying the track is a striking new B+W video directed by Jean-Sébastien Degni which was filmed around ENNY’s local community of Thamesmead, South London. 

An Interesting Way I Discovered We Are All Connected to Our Past, Present and Future Versions of Ourselves

By Missy E.

Photo by Fábio Lucas on Unsplash
 "The journey (including relationships, whether intimate or friendships) always leads us back to self. At least it should in some way."

Finally, and interestingly enough during this season of reset/refresh/renew, I've committed to reading more books. What a disadvantage to take that for granted for too long. Maybe it was because my job usually entailed long, arduous hours staring at a computer screen to either write, proofread or edit published works. The last thing I wanted was to stare at another screen and read a book. (Yes, I've borrowed hard-cover books from the library and no, it didn't work out). Why am I telling you about this? Well, I want to be a better writer and future published author.