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Blog PostsDoes South Park Have Anything New to Say?

Once upon a time, I was a big fan of this show. Reruns of South Park and the first season of Scrubs got me through my first year of college. Finding two other shows with such stark tonal differences would … Continue reading

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Blog PostsThe Five Stages of Grieving Ruth Bader Ginsburg

1. Denial No. No. NO. A THOUSAND TIMES NO. MAN FALLING OFF CLIFF GOING “NOOOOOOOOO!” Not now. Not her. Not after everything else that’s happened this year. Not with COVID, the country being on fire, and the wide range of … Continue reading

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Blog PostsWriting About Writing

Writing. It’s my favorite thing to do and I hate it. I don’t think there’s anything that makes me feel more complete than finishing a piece that I’m really proud of. But how often do I feel proud of something? … Continue reading

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Blog PostsThe Unearned Heel Turn in “Game of Thrones”

When you follow a story for a long period of time, it can be difficult to separate expectations from reality. Game of Thrones is a story with over twenty years of buildup if the books are taken into consideration, and almost … Continue reading

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Blog PostsWhat Comes Next on Game of Thrones?

The long-awaited Battle of Winterfell in Games of Thrones has come and gone. There was less bloodshed than expected, fans everywhere lost money in their “which characters are going to die?” pools, and a powerful musical score almost made up … Continue reading

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Blog PostsAdvice for White Women From a White Woman

There’s something very specific about being a white woman in the United States. We have a privileged status because of our skin color, but experience disadvantages due to our gender. That intersection of whiteness and womanhood makes us convenient objects … Continue reading

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Blog PostsWhat Counts as a Strong Female Character, Anyway?

Yesterday, I saw Spider-Man Homecoming during a matinee at the Alamo Drafthouse. My boyfriend and I laughed and applauded for almost two hours straight through mouthfuls of truffle butter Parmesan popcorn, enjoying, finally, a Spider-man movie that truly embraced the humor in Peter … Continue reading

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Blog PostsBaby-sitters Club: Welcome to Hogwarts

Welcome, girls from Stoneybrook Middle School. I have reviewed your permanent records and determined that you are all eligible to attend the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Five of you are two years behind the typical schedule for a … Continue reading

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Blog PostsWonder Woman’s Display of the Powerful Female Body

I saw Wonder Woman on opening night in New York. We went with a large group of friends, our seats scattered through the sold-out theater. The excitement in the room was palpable, with women, men, and children eager to see … Continue reading

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Blog PostsDispatches from the Women’s March

On Saturday, I went to the Women’s March in Washington, D.C. I took a car with my mom, one of my aunts, one of my cousins, and one of my best friends, and my cousin drove us for about three … Continue reading

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