Deadline Hollywood is Dead Ass Wrong

Recently Deadline Hollywood’s Nellie Andreeva posed the question, “Pilots 2015: The Year Of Ethnic Castings – About Time Or Too Much Of Good Thing?” The very premise of the piece leaves little doubt about the content, and sure enough, the author utilizes somewhat bizarre anti-affirmative action arguments to suggest that maybe the recent growth in shows led by actors of color may be “too much of a good thing.” (If one buys the author’s assertion, of course, that they actually think this is a good thing at all. Their piece suggests otherwise.) Maybe Andreeva should have injected some actual facts into their piece. Read More Deadline Hollywood is Dead Ass Wrong

I’m Not a Turkey Dinner: On the Commodification & Consumption of Indigenous Women’s Bodies

[Original publication date: Dec. 2, 2013]

When, a few days ago, metal band Mastodon released their “controversial” Thanksgiving T-shirt that got them a lot of well-earned accusations of racism, I wondered how controversial it actually is at this moment in time to do what they did? Read More I’m Not a Turkey Dinner: On the Commodification & Consumption of Indigenous Women’s Bodies

New Show Recap: American Horror Story 3×13, “The Seven Wonders”

In this week’s American Horror Story, we realize that Ryan Murphy thinks women are our own worst enemy. Ugh. Read More New Show Recap: American Horror Story 3×13, “The Seven Wonders”

New Show Recap: American Horror Story, 3×12, “Go To Hell”

In this week’s American Horror Story, ding dong, the witch is dead, and I’ve pretty much stopped caring. Read More New Show Recap: American Horror Story, 3×12, “Go To Hell”

Confessions of a Death Hag

Ever since I was a child, I’ve been fascinated by accounts of death and murder. For me, it went beyond my love of horror films and the macabre and onto the deaths and murders of real, living people. With the advent of Wikipedia and the easy access I have to the internet, I was surprised but pleased to find out there are other people out there like me, so-called “death hags” who are interested in things like… Read More Confessions of a Death Hag

New Show Recap: American Horror Story 3×11, “Protect the Coven”

This week’s American Horror Story keeps trying to make Violent/Tate 2.0 happen. It’s not going to happen. Read More New Show Recap: American Horror Story 3×11, “Protect the Coven”

A Few Tips for Undergrads (and Teaching Assistants) from a (Former) Graduate Assistant

It’s that time of year when students and professor return to college classrooms to, gods willing, learn something to take out into the world. Last semester became an extended learning moment for me when I agreed to become a graduate assistant for one of my professors. Like many graduate assistants, my duties included creating and grading assignments for one of her undergraduate courses. After a few months and many frustrations, I can tell you that there are a few things undergrads (and teaching/graduate assistants) could keep in mind to make this process easier on all of us. Things like… Read More A Few Tips for Undergrads (and Teaching Assistants) from a (Former) Graduate Assistant