Alejandra Martinez

Alejandra Martinez is a Tejana writer, scholar, and archivist. When she's not thinking about preservation and access, you can find her reading a good book, watching a David Lynch film, or writing about pop-culture at your local coffee shop.

Five Movies to Watch When the World’s Got You Down

Sometimes the best remedy for bad times is to wait it out, especially with a good movie.

Pick a Summer Vacation and We’ll Give You an Album For the Road

Because everyone needs a solid album to keep them going on the road

Lessons from the Road (and Magic Mike XXL)

Because who's better equipped to dole out life lessons than beefy male entertainers?

Give Us a Destination, and We’ll Give You A Snack for the Road

Which road trip snack should you load up on before you hit the road?

The Summer Goth Style Guide

Here's how to keep an aesthetic alive, while keeping cool

Pick an Aggretsuko Character and We’ll Give You One Self-Care Method

Because everyone deserves to take time for themselves

Days That Got Away — A Cryptid Summer Playlist

Because everyone needs some summer jams, cryptids included

The Eternal Appeal of The Princess Bride

From childhood to adulthood, this movie has been a classic for generations, but what makes it work after all these years?

Which Romantic Pastry Are You?

A quiz to help you figure out which sweet and delightful treat matches your sweet and delightful heart.

The Shape of Water — A Beauty & the Beast Romance

A tale as old as time gets a refreshing retelling.

5 Golden Girls Episodes for Our Current Hellscape

When confronting the unknown, it’s always essential to have friends by your side, pals and confidants alike.

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