If NPR can respect pronouns, so can the rest of the media, and you

Alex Gino is a fat genderqueer glitter liberationist who attracted considerable media attention earlier this year with the release of their chapter book George, about a transgender fourth grader. The book joins the growing canon of books expanding trans representation in media and pop culture, but it also hits a critical age range, as children’s books with trans […]

Bad people can make good things

Chinatown (1974) is, unarguably, one of the greatest movies in 20th century US film, and it’s routinely listed as one of the finest examples of 20th century filmmaking worldwide. It’s a brilliantly executed, wonderfully realised, fantastic, complex, elegant film revealing a director, and a cast, at their pinnacle. Unsurprisingly, the film was nominated for, and won, a […]

I Heart Television

I didn’t have television in childhood. We lived in places without electricity, without television service, and then in places where we had no interest in television (and couldn’t have afforded one even if we’d wanted television service). I was exposed to television occasionally in my teens at the homes of friends, where I watched in […]