February 2011

The Long and Short of Television

27 February, 2011 // 0 Comments

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about television as a narrative form, while I ponder various creators and their degrees of success and failure with the medium. Television is simultaneously ripe with opportunity and challenge and it’s ...

What Is It About Joss Whedon?

26 February, 2011 // 0 Comments

I think it’s been pretty clearly established that I’m a fan of Joss Whedon’s work; why else would I devote so much time to shredding it? (I critique because I care.) And I interact with a lot of Joss fans who are in the same boat ...

Boredom and Misdemeanors

24 February, 2011 // 0 Comments

Fort Bragg has developed a bit of a vandalism problem in the last few years; I noticed when I moved back home that there seemed to be an uptick in pointless graffiti, paired with much handwringing in the pages of the Advocate, when the journalism is ...

Glee: Blame It On the Alcohol

23 February, 2011 // 0 Comments

This week on Glee: Bisexuality! Is it real? Let’s discuss! Also, how about brain injuries! Those are hilarious, am I right? No seriously. Glee tells us it is progressive television and that, in particular, it is sending great messages about ...

Breaking Down the Minimum Wage

23 February, 2011 // 0 Comments

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the minimum wage in the United States, which is seriously ridiculously low. And I thought, well, let’s turn lying in bed at night thinking about class war into a post, because that is how I roll. ...

Accentuating the Positive

22 February, 2011 // 0 Comments

Last month, I read an article at Grist that got me thinking a lot about the way that not just environmental issues are framed, but other things as well. The basic premise of the article, is, well: …one thing that really stuck with me was how ...

A Cautionary Tale From My Eyes

21 February, 2011 // 0 Comments

A few weeks ago, I was merrily trundling down the road when I realised that my comments about the world seeming like a bit of a blur lately were literal as well as metaphorical. At some point, much of the sights along the road had blurred into an ...

On Pudding: A Paean

20 February, 2011 // 0 Comments

Pudding. Is there any more perfect food? I ask this in all seriousness, because I’m not sure there is. Pudding, of course, comes in a myriad of styles, shapes, and flavours; eggy custard! Cornstarch! Rice! Tapioca! Butterscotch! Chocolate! ...
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