Stand-Up Comedy, Escapism, & Finding Levity In Hardship

Stand-up is a uniquely raw, personally-charged form of artistic expression that captivates with its observations about life, the constructive role-reversal of hardships, and the levity it can bring to a room as a declaration of escapism. In his latest video essay, Braxton explores the medium of stand-up, asserting why this form of storytelling is worth paying attention to.

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Blonde, Musical Storytelling, & The Unpredictable Mastermind

Visionary lyricist, performer, and enigmatic musical personality, Frank Ocean, is responsible for some of the most interesting and boundary-pushing music of the decade. In his premiere video essay, Braxton Haugen investigates Frank’s latest record Blonde, the touching storytelling that takes place, and the power of the mystery that surrounds his ghostlike character.

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