The Strange Love Affair of Gen Z and Billy Joel

There are a lot of weird niches on Tiktok. There’s witchtok, skatetok, kinktok—basically, if you can get your content past the app’s censors, you can create a niche for it. One of the newest, weirdest, least expected niches? Billy Joeltok.  What do you find on Billy Joeltok? Nothing like what you’d expect, if you, like … Read moreThe Strange Love Affair of Gen Z and Billy Joel

Artist Interview: Shunkan

Hailing from Los Angeles, Shunkan is the ‘90s-influenced indie rock project of 26-year-old musician Marina Sakimoto. Sakimoto’s sophomore album, Cumberland Falls, debuted on September 13 and will be accompanied by a seven-date tour of the East Coast. The third stop, on September 27, is William & Mary’s own Meridian. In advance of the show, Features … Read moreArtist Interview: Shunkan


Reporting from the most explosive creative event on campus, Features writer Hannah Lowe describes the excitement and anticipation surrounding ROCKET Magazine and Students of Hip-Hop Legacy’s 3rd annual ASTRAL Fashion Show. With more designers, more musicians, more models, and more hype than ever before, ASTRAL more than lived up to its growing reputation. It’s hard … Read moreAstral

The Fashion (R)evolution of Cardi B

Belcalis Almanzar was 19 when she started stripping to escape an abusive relationship and pay for school. Now, at the age of just 24, Belcalis has a new moniker and a national reputation as Cardi B, the chart-topping, record-breaking female MC behind “Bodak Yellow,” one of summer 2017’s hottest tracks. From viral videos that spawned … Read moreThe Fashion (R)evolution of Cardi B