We’re almost there, poodles. Deep breath. Chin up. America’s year-long fest to light our own farts is almost over. Lets do this debate liveblog thing one last time. For unicorns. For peace. For America herself.
The Fall TV hype machine is hitting a fever pitch, so this week’s news is filled with “leaked” pilots and extended previews.
We hope you all had a great Pride weekend! Let’s get right into it.
The Superbowl has come and gone, but the hilarity of Key & Peele’s Richard Sherman & Marshawn Lynch interview sketch lives on forever.
It’s Martin Luther King Day, so let do what we do best and start unpacking this nation’s terrible race relations, starting with a movie about him!
I know all you bookish and clever women have read quite a bit over the last year. What’s the hardest/best thing you’ve read lately?
Last week, the British Prime Minister gave a long-awaited speech on immigration. As with most long-awaited speeches, the lead-up in the press caused much more upset than the speech itself. In reality, David Cameron hinted at stricter rules for benefit caps for immigrants, and kept quiet about his earlier plans of putting a temporary cap on […]
Even those of you not old enough to remember the 1960s have heard of the various counter-culture movements — anti-war demonstrations, hippies at Woodstock, never-trust-anyone-over-30, and so on. I was in elementary school, so I wasn’t old enough for any of the really wild stuff. My counter-culture activities were confined to teaching myself the guitar chords […]
Let’s get right to business in this week’s The Good Wife!
It’s been a long Summer, my friends, but The Good Wife is back and ready for action.
We are in the middle of midterm election season and if you’re like me, you were sick of the political ads months ago. I was overseas during the last presidential election and was spared the inundation of ads for political candidates who have approved this message and are supported by super PACs with more money […]
One of my favorite college classes examined children’s literature through the lens of cultural attitudes towards childhood. For example, the Brothers Grimm wrote all those dark, scary tales of witches & evil forests because in their day (early 19th century), childhood was just a smaller version of an awful adulthood. Poorer kids had to work […]
Over-reaction is becoming so common on the political scene these days, things have to go pretty far before they qualify as genuinely surprising over-reaction. But the furor over last week’s primary defeat of Eric Cantor definitely qualifies.
…and all the men and women merely players. So wrote William Shakespeare (or Christopher Marlowe, if you subscribe to that theory; or Family Guy, if you’re like my sons and get most of your cultural references from that show’s parodies). So much of what we do is for public show, from dressing for a special occasion to […]