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Veronica Rose

Freelance Writer

Location icon United States of America

A music enthusiast, comic nerd, professional festival worker who will talk your head off about stuff and things.

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After Ellen

AfterEllen
06/23/2016
"Orange is the New Black" recap (4.3): Assuming Makes an Ass... - AfterEllen

Overcrowding has turned custodial into an endless task and Lorna has forever glued James Franco to the myth of Sisyphus when she and Suzanne mix background references on self-inflicted sacrifices. Something wild must have sparked Lorna's obsessive notions about marriage and fidelity-I suspect that will be a flashback later.

AfterEllen
07/05/2016
"Orange is the New Black" recap (4.6): Puff, Puff, Pass - AfterEllen

We open with Luschek and his friend debating the pros and cons of showing up to work under the influence; it's terrible advice for those of you who indulge. Also, Luschek has enough for a motorcycle and a truck, yet both are incapacitated. Wicked priorities he's got there.

AfterEllen
07/07/2016
"Orange is the New Black" recap (4.8): Way Too Far - AfterEllen

Piper's silent cries layered over the seemingly softer snores of her bunkmate lull you into a somber opening; all of which are bashed once Red finds her mirror is missing. She's still got to make breakfast, mirror be damned. Hell will be raised once she figures out who robbed her.

AfterEllen
07/11/2016
"Orange is the New Black" recap (4.10): How to Be an Ally - AfterEllen

Aleida is finally being released, but it seems that no one on the guard side of things remembered. Watching her walk down the hall with her daughter and Gloria is bittersweet. CO McCollough proves that tact isn't a job requirement with her tale of another former inmates midnight release, but we already knew that looking at her coworkers.

AfterEllen
07/15/2016
"Orange is the New Black" recap (4.12): Taking Sides - AfterEllen

Why is this season so centered on the male CO's flashbacks? Does anyone really care about Gerber Bayley's high school years? Anyway, he and his ragtag groups of friends climbed a water tower to drink cheap beer and smoke oregano. The cops come, and they all realize how much worse climbing down from an extreme height is.

AfterEllen
07/18/2016
"Orange is the New Black" recap (4.13): A Broken Eulogy - AfterEllen

I couldn't even bring myself to fast forward through the opening credits. Sweet Baby Poussey is on a very sketchy bus that is carrying a duck as well as her friends. She's just about to leave for Amsterdam. Her friends are on a mission to convince her to stay in America; they've got one night to prove their case.

AfterEllen
01/12/2016
Why I love going to the strip club with my girlfriend - AfterEllen

There was a time before I began dating my girlfriend that we were just friends. (No, I wasn't in the friend zone, just severely lacking in game.) We spent one Christmas Eve in the famed Stadium Nightclub in Washington, DC to bring in a friend's birthday.

Other Publications

Stereo Champions
04/11/2016
Keef Cross Speaks On His Amazing Comic, DayBlack | Stereo Champions

In a world where vampires have transformed into sparkling yet pale drama kings, comes to shake all of that up with a more plausible creation. A former slave turned mercenary, once an astronaut and now a tattoo artist, immortality had certainly given Merce an interesting take on the world.

Blackgirldangerous
04/28/2016
Being In The Closet Doesn't Have To Be Lonely -

The first time I kissed another woman, the sun was shining brightly through my windows on what I had been taught was a scandalous act. I expected it to feel different from any other kisses I'd ever shared, but it just felt like every other kiss.

Saint Heron

Saint Heron
08/13/2015
Amandla Stenberg Is The Voice of The Black Youth - Saint Heron

Last month, as a part of our "Roll Back, Say That" series, we had the pleasure of witnessing magic in Brooklyn. This special edition was moderated by the very influential Judnick Mayard and featured the incomparably talented Dev Hynes. Through this live interview, Dev, also known as Blood Orange, continues to show that he is not...

Saint Heron
08/17/2015
Frank Ocean is An Internet Troll - Saint Heron

Last month, as a part of our "Roll Back, Say That" series, we had the pleasure of witnessing magic in Brooklyn. This special edition was moderated by the very influential Judnick Mayard and featured the incomparably talented Dev Hynes. Through this live interview, Dev, also known as Blood Orange, continues to show that he is not...

Saint Heron
08/17/2015
Get To Know The Wondaland Collective With Their New 'The Eephus' EP - Saint Heron

Last month, as a part of our "Roll Back, Say That" series, we had the pleasure of witnessing magic in Brooklyn. This special edition was moderated by the very influential Judnick Mayard and featured the incomparably talented Dev Hynes. Through this live interview, Dev, also known as Blood Orange, continues to show that he is not...

Saint Heron
07/22/2015
Nicki Minaj Deserves Her Respect and Her Award - Saint Heron

Last month, as a part of our "Roll Back, Say That" series, we had the pleasure of witnessing magic in Brooklyn. This special edition was moderated by the very influential Judnick Mayard and featured the incomparably talented Dev Hynes. Through this live interview, Dev, also known as Blood Orange, continues to show that he is not...

Saint Heron
07/15/2015
#GrowingUpBlack Unites While #GrowingUpWhite Divides - Saint Heron

Last month, as a part of our "Roll Back, Say That" series, we had the pleasure of witnessing magic in Brooklyn. This special edition was moderated by the very influential Judnick Mayard and featured the incomparably talented Dev Hynes. Through this live interview, Dev, also known as Blood Orange, continues to show that he is not...

Saint Heron
07/16/2015
Is MTV's New 'White People' Series More White Privilege? - Saint Heron

Last month, as a part of our "Roll Back, Say That" series, we had the pleasure of witnessing magic in Brooklyn. This special edition was moderated by the very influential Judnick Mayard and featured the incomparably talented Dev Hynes. Through this live interview, Dev, also known as Blood Orange, continues to show that he is not...

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