Why You Should Listen to The Hilarious World of Depression (or at least the first episode)

I'll tell you two things about my recent chronic obsession with podcasts: first of all, I am without fail at least three months behind on listening to new shows because there are too many of them downloaded on my phone and I don't have the heart to delete them, because what if that one is … Continue reading Why You Should Listen to The Hilarious World of Depression (or at least the first episode)

On Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche and Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox at Paley Fest for Orange is the New Black - Wikipedia Commons I was really disappointed to hear about the controversy facing Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche surrounding her comments on the place of trans women within feminism. I read Adiche's Americanah earlier this year and thought she wrote brilliantly about race and nationality, … Continue reading On Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche and Laverne Cox

Film Thoughts: Get Out and the horror of the ideal slave

*WARNING*: THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR JORDAN PEELE'S NEW FILM, Get Out.  I highly suggest seeing it before you read on. Okay, so you've been warned.  Welcome to the twilight zone, motherf*ckers. Let's begin: Get Out takes the horror genre and spins it on its head with a good dose of comedic timing, a seemingly innocuous suburban neighborhood, … Continue reading Film Thoughts: Get Out and the horror of the ideal slave