From 1981

Brandi Carlile and I are the same age. Even if it weren’t true in human years, we would be the same age in soul years. She gets me. We are soul mates not in a romantic sense but in the sense that her soul tells my soul what it feels because my soul is cripplingly […]

52 Weeks, 52 Shows: #9 Glee

I started watching Glee this season.  I was late to the party, as usual.  I don’t know what went on last season because I only watched one episode, the Lady Gaga-themed one called “Theatricality.”  I don’t suppose I have to tell you that this part made me cry. (Forgive the quality of the video.  It […]

“terrible with raisins in it”

It seems fitting that this event—this significant cultural moment—will go down as the only noteworthy thing that happened in November of 2010 according to my blog. I succumbed quite willingly to the hype surrounding the New Kids on the Block/Backstreet Boys performance at the American Music Awards last night, and it was basically exactly what […]

I’m a feminist, but…

In women’s studies, we make a fair bit of fun of people who tend to preface their statements with “I’m not a feminist, but…”  And when we aren’t mocking these people, we’re discussing how their rejection of the term indicates its historical misuse and derogation by the media. Obviously, I don’t have a problem with […]