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.
I bought Anchor Point by Alice Robinson at Readings bookstore on Lygon St. as a random selection for my introduction to Australian literature. Taking place in the farmlands around Victoria, this novel delivered in terms of its Australian-ness. Continue reading “Growing into pain, not out of it: Anchor Point by Alice Robinson Review”
A lot of dystopian fiction was written in 1932, for obvious reasons. I decided to read Brave New World now because, honestly, right now feel a little like 1932 sometimes. Continue reading “Brave not-so New World”
I don’t know why but I’ve been thinking a lot recently about those lip gloss tubes they used to sell at Victoria’s Secret. Maybe they still sell them, but people don’t seem to buy them anymore. No one really wears lip gloss anymore. It’s all about matte lipstick.
Hey all! So in the wake of the impending doom ushered in by Trump being elected, I’ve been so so lucky to find solace, support, and hope in the creative people in my life.
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.
In the immortal words of Moira Pfefferman, “I am a Jewish woman and Jewish women do whatever the fuck they want.”
So, here goes.
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.