Author Archives: Elke Thoms

Prince: The Power of the Opening Line

“I guess I should have known / By the way U parked your car sideways / That it wouldn’t last,” Prince purrs, his voice resigned but clear in between slow synths. This is the opening line to “Little Red Corvette,” which I first heard when I was twelve years old. Suddenly, I was in the […]

A Millennial’s Tribute To Prince

Today would have been Prince’s 58th birthday, though he didn’t believe in celebrating them—or even counting time, for that matter. As the world continues to mourn his death, I cannot help but remember the start of my relationship with his music and the effect it had on me as a writer. In the sixth grade, […]

5 Boston Makeout Spots You’ve Never Ever Considered

Looking to get down and dirty in America’s most historic city? We know, the Swan Boats are so yesterday. Show your significant other (or Tinderdate) a good time while debunking the myth that Boston is shabby, rude and IQ-obsessed with these hotspots.