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 […]

My Parents Are Moving to My City!

So Santa Claus isn’t the only one coming to town this year. I just found out my dad’s job is transferring him to sunny Colorado (an assignment he’s been trying to get for literally 20 years), and with him, of course, will come my mother and seven younger siblings who still live at home. Everybody […]