Taylor Pendleton


Ode to After Life

Int. a hospital room–presumably early morning. A woman adorning a floral, baby blue robe and matching headwrap fidgets before the camera. She is hesitating. Amidst the monotonous hum of monitors and the gentle, yet tenacious…


The Midnight Gospel: Be Here Now

On, perhaps, the most fitting date, the popular streaming service Netflix released “The Midnight Gospel” on April 20, 2020. Comprised of eight episodes, the adult animated series follows Clancy Gilroy, an interdimensional adventurer. Through a…



The Leading Ladies of the Blues: Bessie Smith

Ferociously fearless, these women dared to defy convention. Their awe-inspiring, rip-roaring voices achieved notoriety, as they bemoaned the pain of bitter love or proudly hailed themselves as strong, independent beings of unfathomable greatness–as women.  March…


Leading Ladies of the Blues: Ma Rainey

Ferocious and fearless, these women dared to defy convention. Their inspiring, rip-roaring voices achieved them notoriety. They bemoaned the pain of a bitter love. Proudly, they hailed themselves as strong and independent; as beings of…