Author Archives: Arra Jane Concepcion

6 Songs We’d Love to Hear on Loop After Nelly’s “Hot in Herre”

Bay Area radio station 105.7 has been playing Nelly’s 2002 song “Hot in Herre” nonstop since 3 PM on Friday. And because we ask the important questions here at Thelma, we wanted to know which songs we wouldn’t mind listening to for hours on end. 1) Hot in Herre – Nelly Why deviate from something […]

Venmo and the Tech-Traditionalism Struggle

I was dubious about Venmo when my friends started using it several months ago, but because FOMO is a real thing, I ended up downloading it. If you don’t know, Venmo is an app that easily lets you send and receive payments amongst your friends. Because I’ve grown to appreciate Venmo for the small part […]

Katniss Everdeen Sucks and Why “Catching Fire” Was Better Than the Book

Sorry for the sensationalist title, I should have said, “I think Katniss Everdeen is okay.” If you haven’t seen Catching Fire, the second installment of the Hunger Games franchise, here is everything you need to know about the movie: It’s a dystopian world of twelve districts that serve the Capitol, the center of power in […]


Oxford Dictionary named “selfie” the Word of the Year and I love it. Selfie, or a picture you’ve taken of yourself, was used 17,000% more than it was used last year. Among other words added this year are twerk, jorts, FOMO, and bitcoin. However, selfie rises above as most indicative of the world we live […]

“About Time” Review: Get Chinese Food Instead

As far as movies your girlfriend is going to drag you to, Richard Curtis’ new movie About Time is… okay. It isn’t good but it isn’t terrible, and that’s due in large part to Domhnall Gleeson‘s self-depreciation, Bill Nighy’s witty comments, and Rachel McAdams being beautiful and forgiving. The movie opens with a typical, awkward, […]

Try Again, YouTube Music Awards

YouTube streamed its first ever awards show on Sunday afternoon and it received negative backlash from the 10 people who actually watched the whole thing — and for good reason. Hosted by Jason Schwartzman and Reggie Watts, the first ever YTMAs was advertised as “unscripted so anything can happen!” but it was actually just terrible. […]