sloppy nostalgia

“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 […]


Several years ago, my high school underwent a drastic remodel. The front, or what used to be the front, still looks the same. When I’m driving east on State, crossing over the bridge, the building looks like my alma mater. But the other side, the part that faces Parnell, that looks like a newer, fancier […]