There are two articles floating around about this–the Babe.net article, and one published by The Atlantic. The former, is an angry tell-all seemingly designed to bring down Ansari much like the other men who are (rightfully) meeting a career demise. The second, is an equally inflammatory reaction, about the dangers of women now, and our inability to speak up in uncomfortable sexual situations. Both of these articles misunderstand the relevance of this story.
Earlier this week, the New Yorker published this review of the Amazon Bookstore, which comes to the conclusion that a brick-and-mortar store designed off the Amazon homepage is lackluster at best. The review is pretty interesting, and definitely worth a read, but clearly an Amazon bookstore seems like a dystopian post-bibliophile reality. The author of the article sites McNally Jackson as her favorite independently owned bookstore, so, if you’re similarly against Big Books…here’s a list of my favorite Manhattan bookstores you can visit instead of the Amazon store.
Seminal moments of my year as told by my favorite art exhibits.
I am white. I am a woman, but I grew up in a liberal and affluent suburb. I am pursuing a higher education. I hold liberal ideals and I try to educate myself on social issues that my experience does not allow me to understand.
There’s been a lot of unnecessary backlash against the new Ghostbusters movie. This isn’t news. But still, some level-headed, mutual-friended people don’t seem to understand why some of us take this backlash so seriously. Or why it’s hard to believe that it isn’t at least a little sexist. So I will explain. Continue reading “Why Ghostbusters Deserves Hype Not Hate”
Last night, I saw the new version of Disney’s The Jungle Book. This movie is touted as a live-action version of the 1967 classic. But…..it’s not? There’s only one live action aspect to this film. Neel Sethi, the boy who plays Mowgli in his acting debut, is the only member of the cast to even have step foot on a soundstage. Every other aspect of the film is entirely digitally created. Some are based off of foam dummies and place holders, but none are rotoscoped (animated over actual film), like the film Avatar. All of the characters, environments, and pretty much everything you see in the film are entirely created by animators.
I’m not one to talk about presidential candidates in a blog post. It’s just too exhausting to get into the nitty gritty of policy and what I think works, doesn’t work, what’s in my best interest, etc. just to be shouted into the void. So I’m not going to talk about policy or who I really support or any of that in this post. Just a disclaimer.
I’ve seen so many articles about the “outrage” that is this winter’s Starbucks red cups. Continue reading “The Real Issue With Starbucks’ Red Cups”