An artist’s interlude…

Advertisements In which I self-promote Big news: five photographs of mine are part of a virtual exhibit by The Holy Art Gallery in London—all for sale—as of tonight! This was my first time submitting to a gallery, and I expected nothing of it, so to have received a positive response is wonderfully affirming. When IContinue reading “An artist’s interlude…”

Teen Tropes: A Cease-and-Desist List

Advertisements “YOUTHS.” : Schmidt, New Girl Hello, suckers. Welcome back. (That’s how Velma Kelly opens Act II of Chicago, for all you theatre freaks.) After racking up an array of shows and movies and also YouTube takedowns of the shows and movies, I have reached the limit of my tolerance for almost all visual mediaContinue reading “Teen Tropes: A Cease-and-Desist List”

Film Review: DON’T LOOK UP

Advertisements Or, an encapsulation *WARNING: SPOILERS* I went into Netflix’s Don’t Look Up expecting to be made very angry. I knew what it was about, and I knew what it was meant to represent. Instead, as I watched, I experienced a mix of déjà vu and deep fatigue. This was an only slightly factionalized versionContinue reading “Film Review: DON’T LOOK UP”

“Hello, it’s the past”

Advertisements In a good way! Well, I don’t know about anybody else, but I can safely say this is the best year-beginning I’ve had in a while. I spent New Year’s Eve and much of New Year’s Day with a dear friend, walking around her neighborhood, meeting other friends of hers, counting lessons from theContinue reading ““Hello, it’s the past””

David Bowie at 75

Advertisements In which I *am* the young American Happy what would be three-quarters of a century to the one and only Starman. Though the ‘man’ part of that portmanteau, I think, belies his enormous contributions to bringing gender weirdness to the fore of the music industry and mainstream media. Hunky Dory has been on heavyContinue reading “David Bowie at 75”

Stop what you’re doing and read THE BODY IS NOT AN APOLOGY. Right now.

Advertisements In which I am not kidding Many of us have just wrapped the first workday of the new Gregorian calendar year, post-holiday. Congratulations. Whatever you did, you did it, and I’m proud of you. I’m now going to order you to leave off even thinking about work and go read Sonya Renee Taylor’s TheContinue reading “Stop what you’re doing and read THE BODY IS NOT AN APOLOGY. Right now.”

My Year in Song

Advertisements In which I do just what I did last year Songs either that I listened to a lot or that represented my state of mind that month. Spotify can do its best, but to wrap me up? Can’t be done. January: “De Noite na Cama,” Erasmo Carlos February: “Cruel Sexuality,” La Roux March: “IContinue reading “My Year in Song”

My Favorite Christmas Songs (Hymns & Carols Edition)

Advertisements Or, part 2 Yesterday I covered the pop stuff, but I must say, I feel the carols and/or hymns are where the portrayals of the holiday really get interesting. A much wider range of artistic license is taken. “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” for example, is about harassing people into handing over theirContinue reading “My Favorite Christmas Songs (Hymns & Carols Edition)”

My Favorite Christmas Songs

Advertisements Or, FS for CS (if ya know ya know) It’s that time of year when the world outside of my bloodline suddenly cares about Bing Crosby again. Christmas music has a special power; there’s a reason some people don’t reserve it solely for the season (definitely not me though haha). Here are just aContinue reading “My Favorite Christmas Songs”

Notes on Photography

Advertisements Or, look at me all Susan Sontag with my titles 🥰 There is a difference between taking photographs and making photographs. I’d picked up on photographers saying something to this effect across years of reading—photographers were inevitable in the nonfiction I read—but I truly understood it this past Sunday when I was thrust intoContinue reading “Notes on Photography”

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