Book Review: Belzhar, by Meg Wolitzer

29 March, 2015 // 0 Comments

Meg Wolitzer’s Belzhar is a difficult book to review without utterly spoiling the plot, and it’s definitely one of those books where you want to see the book unfold for yourself. Yet, it’s also utterly fantastic, so I wanted to ...

On Reign’s Rape Scene and Content Warnings

28 March, 2015 // 0 Comments

The CW’s Reign must, first of all, be established as a show that is not true to history in any way, shape, or form. At best, it’s ‘inspired by.’ There is a woman named Mary who is theoretically the Queen of Scotland, though ...

Being Broke is No Joke

26 March, 2015 // 0 Comments

If there’s one thing college students can be relied upon to do on a regular basis, especially those in fraternities and sororities, it’s to periodically throw parties with mindbogglingly offensive themes. It’s strange, because it ...

Just Don’t Let It Affect You!

25 March, 2015 // 0 Comments

There are a handful of phrases that just make me seethe, teeth automatically gritting and hackles rising, in this world. One is the just ignore it/don’t let it affect you/treat it like water off a duck’s back family of assurances, a set ...

This is a Country That Runs From its Past

24 March, 2015 // 0 Comments

Here is what we know about the past: It provides instructive lessons for the present. Here is what we know about the past: The United States appears fixated on avoiding it. This is a country that so desperately runs from its past, sometimes it seems ...

Equal Night

20 March, 2015 // 0 Comments

I’ve been thinking lately about the etymology of ‘equinox,’ because these are the kinds of things I do late at night when I am trying to convince myself to go to sleep and yet my brain seems to come up with a million other things ...
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