Category Archives: Current Events

Oblivion: Maybe the Only Movie Madder At Women Than Tom Cruise Is


The Previews: I am fed up with futuristic postapocalyptic worlds where men get to do cool things like get juiced up to break into Elyria and race cars and crash cars and women get….rescued, mostly? In fights with other women? … Continue reading

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A Cure for Rape Culture?


I’m about to propose a radical suggestion, gentle readers. Hold fast to your bonnets. I think one (possible) (partial) (imperfect) cure for rape culture is to make 2013 all about Respect For Consent. The piece of rape culture this begins … Continue reading

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Live singing, anachronistic hairstyles, filthy sewers and STAAAAARS


…..alternate title: Les Miserables: Quelle Fromage! Which I cut because it wasn’t really fair — in fact, the thing I appreciated most about the dark and gritty (and seriously hygiene-impaired) Les Mis was the up-close-and-personal, scaled back approach to the solo … Continue reading

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On Fire in India and at Home


The Indian woman who was gang raped for an hour on a public bus and beaten with pipes has died. Another woman who was raped and had to beg police to prosecute her attacker has killed herself because the police … Continue reading

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[Insert weather correspondant + Star Trek redshirt joke here]


[insert joke where I profess not to have known this storm was coming] [insert list of all the things I’ve done to prepare, humorously arranged so it sounds like I’m both overthinking and underthinking the storm’s potential] [insert gripe about … Continue reading

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MKP and the Carpe of Diem


One of the hardest concepts for me to wrap my mind around, as I attempt to spell out Jehovah on the crumbling temple floor of life without crashing through to my doom, is the idea that at a certain point, … Continue reading

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To the fun.


I’ve done a lot of things in my life that stopped being fun as soon as I had to do them, when they became something that got graded, something I had to do deliberately instead of instinctually, something I needed a strategy … Continue reading

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Getting it Pegged


So, last night on The Twitter, geeky film favorite Simon Pegg said: “…Also, I’ve got a thing about cosplay girls. They’re like zombie stormtroopers, a glorious combination of beloved things.” Followed by: “*makes noise like Homer Simpson thinking of donuts*http://twitpic.com/a8myof“ … Continue reading

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So many opinions….


And none of them are about television! Are you relieved? Ok one of them is about television – I watched the pilot of Newsroom and I haven’t looked back. Smug, irrelevant, annoying. If Studio 60’s comedy wasn’t funny, Newsroom’s news … Continue reading

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Mad Men and Game of Thrones placeholder!


IknowIknowIknow I’m a week behind on my scintillating coverage (dubbed “incoherant” and “what is all that about, exactly” by the visiting public) of everyone’s favorite Sunday night shows. I’ve been on Love Leave (TM Bert Cooper), ok?!?! Anyway I’ll do my … Continue reading

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