Boob Tube Guru: How Gilmore Girls Helped Me Appreciate My Mother

Television is sometimes not the best medium for portraying real life. Sure, we have shows like Breaking Bad and The Wire, whose gritty portrayals of both the meth business and the dark underbelly of Baltimore law enforcement and crime respectively are probably close to reality, but those are worlds most of us will never walk through. Read More Boob Tube Guru: How Gilmore Girls Helped Me Appreciate My Mother

Father/Daughter Movies: The Good, the Bad, and the Treacly

The two best movies I’ve seen recently are True Grit and Winter’s Bone, both of which heavily feature the father/daughter relationship, which seems to have a special place in Hollywood’s money-churning machine. While mother/daughter relationships tend to fall along a binary–either the women are Gilmore Girls close or they’re Mermaids-style dysfunctional–daddy-daughter movies are permitted a wider range of emotion, from heart-warming to straight-up sappy to disturbing to weird to just plain difficult to define. Read More Father/Daughter Movies: The Good, the Bad, and the Treacly