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All of My Imaginary Friends Are About to Die (and other Game of Thrones predictions)

On April 14th, 2019, my fraught relationship with HBO’s Game of Thrones will come to its bittersweet, ice-crusted end.  The show has been by turns thrilling, frustrating, deeply dumb, incredibly smart, and undeniably gorgeous.  As an adaptation of George R.R. … Continue reading

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The Literary Trump: Stephen King Edition

  Is there a better writer for the current political moment than Stephen King? Insert joke about horror stories here—but seriously: one of King’s greatest strengths is his well-drawn observations of a certain kind of American.  Open up any of … Continue reading

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The Fall: Season 3

**Written (and lost) somewhere between Halloween and the election of Donald Trump some orange douche bag with no respect for human dignity including his own, here is my review of Season 3 of the BBC’s The Fall–an ultimately flawed, but still … Continue reading

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A brief announcement about my spawn. (Also: Britney Spears)

I should have known that I was pregnant because, about 12 weeks ago, I became deeply moved by the Britney Spears video for Make Me.  I’d heard about La Brit’s new album, Glory (on NPR of all places), and felt … Continue reading

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The Art of Mr. Robot

Mr. Robot is a show so artistically brilliant that even its opening credits give me heart palpitations.  Each frame of this dark and defiantly artsy thriller has been carefully considered to ramp up your unease. Much like its hacker collective (fsociety), Mr. Robot … Continue reading

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  At the beginning of the year we had no hot-running water and drove a car we’d nicknamed “the Piss Mobile.” The plumbing: that was hilarious.  It had broken beneath the slab foundation of our newly-acquired house sometime in 2013.  … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones’ Terrible Parents

**Here There Be Spoilers!!!! (For Season Five: Episode 9 of HBO’s Game of Thrones)*** One of the less remarked on things following last Sunday’s immolation-rific episode of Game of Thrones was the skillful way the show-makers painted parallels between the … Continue reading

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