Pop Culture

I Love Claymation, Holiday Edition

What is it about stopmotion specials that makes them so magical? Is it that their earnestness is well-suited to the winter holidays? Or that their clunkiness only magnifies their charm, or that they persist, year after year, unfazed by the advent of slicker forms of animation, like CGI? Whatever it is, my celebration of Christmas […]

Op Ed

The Trouble With Girl Toys

This evening, my husband and I went to the mall to pick up a couple of things, and we stumbled across a new toy store, ToyZam! We still have presents to buy for his niece and nephew, so we thought we’d pop in to check in. Like too many toy and department stores, we found […]