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The Year of Nora & Nancy: Lesser Known Crimes

   While Nora Ephron and Nancy Meyers are better known for their rom-coms and female-oriented comedies, they have enough films between them that some have slipped into the past. For two filmmakers with decade-spanning careers, it’s understandable to have movies that might be forgettable or lesser known compared to the ‘greatest hits’ but this month… Continue reading The Year of Nora & Nancy: Lesser Known Crimes

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The Year of Nora & Nancy: Motherhood & Mansions

            For May and Mother’s Day, I wanted to delve into the films of Nora Ephron and Nancy Meyers’ that featured motherhood as one of the major plot points. A woman writing about pregnancy, childbirth, and motherhood is an acceptable practice and kind of an expectation. However, no two women will write or have the… Continue reading The Year of Nora & Nancy: Motherhood & Mansions

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The Year of Nora & Nancy: Voices & Votes

            Nora Ephron and Nancy Meyers have, undoubtedly, contributed to women’s history within Hollywood. They’ve been nominated for various awards and won and created their own styles and oeuvres over long careers in a male-dominated field. Nora Ephron, additionally, has a prize at the Tribeca Film Festival for women writers or filmmakers “with a distinctive… Continue reading The Year of Nora & Nancy: Voices & Votes

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The Year of Nora & Nancy: New Beginnings

            I could write a whole paragraph about gender inequality in Hollywood, especially behind the camera. I could write about the women who are continually breaking the glass ceiling in the director’s chair, the editing room, or fighting for more diverse roles. I could write about the cost of harassment or assault since I’ve watched… Continue reading The Year of Nora & Nancy: New Beginnings

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10 Terrifying Kid-Friendly Flicks

October may be the time of year for hard-R horror movies, but it’s also the month of pumpkin carving, superhero and vampire costumes, trick or treating, and eating so much candy you get a stomachache. In short, Halloween is different for kids than for adults. It’s a magical night when anything is possible, and kids are… Continue reading 10 Terrifying Kid-Friendly Flicks

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Black Literature Matters

A great piece of advice I learned early in my college career was that “every –ism is not a noun but a verb, and we are either constantly doing or undoing that action.” Feminism is an active verb. Classism is too. Most of all, so is racism. In this way, the beliefs and thoughts that… Continue reading Black Literature Matters

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Naked Catharsis: Bianca Stone’s The Möbius Strip Club of Grief

  Sometimes a book finds you at just the right moment. There have been a handful of these in my life before, but Bianca Stone’s second collection of poetry seemed destined to find me when I needed it most. Of course, I didn’t know when I pre-ordered the collection based off the title and “Introduction”… Continue reading Naked Catharsis: Bianca Stone’s The Möbius Strip Club of Grief

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My Favorite TV Shows of 2018

During the semester, I’ve got my hands full with writing, reading, and grading so my time to go out and watch a movie is a bit limited. Because of this, I’ve definitely started watching more TV shows in the past year and a half than I did before and a lot of these shows have… Continue reading My Favorite TV Shows of 2018

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“Always Be Interesting”: Paperbacks From Hell by Grady Hendrix

I was born as the paperback horror industry died. Thus, of course, I missed out on the heyday of my favorite genre and was left with the survivors of the great purge, the big names who survived: Stephen King, Anne Rice, Clive Barker, Ramsey Campbell, Dean Koontz, V.C. Andrews. Everyone else was fodder for the… Continue reading “Always Be Interesting”: Paperbacks From Hell by Grady Hendrix

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Top 10 Most-Played Songs on My iPod

            I got my current iPod in 2011, after my previous one fell and the screen broke, so these results don’t reflect my entire music history with an Apple product. I listen to a lot of music on the radio and CDs too, so this also doesn’t take those into account. To be honest, most… Continue reading Top 10 Most-Played Songs on My iPod