If you haven’t seen Avengers: Endgame yet, this post will contain spoilers. So many spoilers. Spoilers everywhere. You have been warned. Seriously. Stop reading if you don’t want to know more. I’m telling you, I’m going to spoil things right now. Right now. Black Widow dies. There, that band-aid has been ripped off. See? I … Continue readingAvengers Endgame: Review
Media theory and criticism
Hey folks, Twitter users, Facebook users, Tumblr users, Internet users, we’ve got a problem. I wrote a thread yesterday on why I don’t like Twitter thread compilers, and it’s been a bit more popular than I anticipated. I’ll restate some key points of the thread here in this blog, but it’s actually all part of … Continue readingWhen Twitter Threads Fly Away
Let’s talk about Russia. Because I think there’s a real cultural difference in how we in the West understand surveillance and what’s actually happening with Russian efforts so we have a hard time believing the depth of what’s going on. A Different Kind of Culture My parents are diplomats. They were posted to Russia in … Continue readingIn Mother Russia… Culture Changes You
Coming off the high of Ghostbusters last summer, the first Wonder Woman trailer dropped. I wrote an article about the importance of the movie to me. I dug up a story from my childhood about Wonder Woman and waxed poetic about how much this movie would mean to me. My feminism and social justice … Continue readingWonder Woman: Listening in the Name of Intersectionality
Stop defending assholes who don’t need defending This was a twitter rant this morning, if you prefer it in twitter form it’s available here: https://twitter.com/i/moments/838062488822366210 If you prefer it in essay form, here you go: Dear white folks who want to argue Casey Affleck with me… Please read this first as I’m tired of saying … Continue readingCasey Affleck is an Asshole
On Ghostbusters: I have to say something, I have to, because for the first time in my life I felt something that I had never felt before. I sat in that theatre and though I’ve been watching movies my entire life I saw and felt something completely new.
There’s been a discussion recently in the theatre community, the discussion of social media and it’s integration into what we do. There have been many great points presented, from both sides, that of marketing and spreading awareness, word of mouth; and that of tradition and respect for the art, and whether or not you can … Continue readingTweet Seats – A View From The Stage