Category: Media

How The Dismantling Of DNA Info And Chicagoist Hurt Us All

How The Dismantling Of DNA Info And Chicagoist Hurt Us All
I have a friend who doesn’t like DNAinfo, because she feels like all the articles really are subtly aimed at gentrifying neighborhoods and are yes men for developers and the like. She has always encouraged people to always look for an alternate source to a story. I really respect her opinion, so I did my... Read more »

"Well, You Know, He Just Seemed Kind Of Rape-y ..."

"Well, You Know, He Just Seemed Kind Of Rape-y ..."
My headline is nothing that seems out of the ordinary for anyone female-identified. We know what that means, we know what kind of man is “rape-y.” We cringe at the thought of the conversations we’ve had to endure with this man — the overbearing body language, the ignorance of personal space, the smarmy jokes and... Read more »

What Happens In Las Vegas Does NOT Stay In Las Vegas

What Happens In Las Vegas Does NOT Stay In Las Vegas
I can’t believe that my current writing hiatus is ended by a post about ANOTHER *white* man slaying tens of people with a gun. I can’t believe that no matter how clear it is we need to re-visit our policy on guns, people will bring out the tired old straw man that I am trying... Read more »
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Charlottesville: If You're Silent, You Are On The Side of Nazis.

Charlottesville: If You're Silent, You Are On The Side of Nazis.
Yesterday, the world watched as “white nationalists” marched through the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, to protest taking down a statue of Robert E. Lee. To paraphrase a friend on Facebook — Since when do we celebrate losers in this country? Lee lost the Civil War. The Nazis lost WWII. It isn’t about patriotism, it’s racism.... Read more »

May It Last: A Reflection Of The Avett Brothers

May It Last: A Reflection Of The Avett Brothers
I’ve been listening to the Avett Brothers since 2010. Not as long as some people, but long enough. I think seven years is a good amount of time to experience a band. I’ve been fortunate enough to get to see them a little over 25 times, as well. Again — I have friends who have... Read more »

Thoughts On Kathy Griffin -- My Life On The J-List

I just saw a clip of Jim Carrey on a red carpet being asked what he thought of the current Kathy Griffin blowup whereby people are lambasting her (on the right *and* left) for doing a photoshoot where she holds an effigy of Donald Trump’s severed head covered in fake blood as a protest of... Read more »
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Why Jordan Edwards Is A Great Example Of White Privilege

I regularly read the words of Shaun King in my Facebook feed. Sometimes, they are his own opinion pieces from The Daily News, but often they are him relaying news of one injustice or another, often the senseless murder of another person of color. Most recently, he has told the story of Jordan Edwards, a... Read more »

Parenthood Bringing Me Back

SPOILER ALERT Season 4 of Parenthood the TV show ahead. Everyone has raved about the TV show Parenthood. I’m finally getting around to it. I really love it for a million reasons. It’s super real — there are so many times I’m super annoyed with characters and I love how the spouses and siblings and... Read more »

When You're Jealous Of A TV Family

I was gonna cut myself a break and not write tonight, because I’m a little overwhelmed with President Obama’s farewell speech and the impending disgust of a potential inauguration of a man I can hardly bear to look at or think of and I’m unemployed and getting paralyzed by that again and there’s a bunch... Read more »
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Freaks and Geeks Revisited

Like many of the things I do, re-watching Freaks and Geeks doesn’t really make a lot of sense. It’s only one season long, and there’s lots of other things I’ve never even seen. Parenthood. House of Cards. The West Wing. Stranger Things. The OA. But, I found myself firing it up in spite of all... Read more »