Oscars 2013: Best and Worst Dressed

I did it! This year, I did something I haven't been able to stomach doing since 2010 -- I watched the Academy Awards. For once, I didn't watch it on my old junky tv that makes even the most intricately beaded, subtly hued dress look like a plain black frock, no! I watched it on a friend's new high-definition … [Read more...]

Much Ado About Girls

Girls! Girls! Girls! It seems like the entire Internet is currently exploding with debates and opinions about Girls, a fictional television drama/comedy about four 20-something ladies in New York City. Seeing as I don't want to be left out of the Internet zeitgeist, I hunkered down on the sofa over the weekend and watched the episodes from Season 2 of Girls that I hadn't yet seen. … [Read more...]

In Which We Celebrate Men! [not ironic]

Dear Men, This is my Valentine's Day love letter to you. I can't help but notice that us ladies often make casual remarks about how useless and clueless you men are without ever noticing how truly awesome you can be at times. I also see a pattern in pop culture representations of you as overgrown children unable to take care of yourselves or make intelligent decisions without a woman present. Those fictional men suck … [Read more...]

On Alienation and Superpowers

On Wednesday I found myself in a large room full of librarians listening to their geek master speak. Michael Uslan, the man behind the Batman movies, was the keynote speaker at a conference I attended and he was absolutely engaging and inspiring. But I didn't get any of the jokes. Let me explain... … [Read more...]