Movies: We've got one local movie theater in town, where tickets are $10 and they only take cash. I maintain that a $10 ticket is prohibitively expensive, and any business that only takes cash isn't properly reporting their full earnings to the IRS. So long story short, I don't see movies in theaters very often. … Continue reading Currently Consuming
A belated update from August about what I'm currently listening to, reading, and watching!
Not to steal Christina's thing, but I wanted to share mine this week. I'm alone in a new country and so my cultural consumption has been an important way I have comforted myself, reveled in my alienation, and clung to America. Listening: "O Superman" by Laurie Anderson A few weeks ago on the Still Processing podcast, … Continue reading Guest: What Swells is watching/reading/listening to this week
Watching: This week's most pressing decision was the choice of which show I'd pick as a palate cleaners to The Handmaid's Tale. Would it be The Bold Type, or Younger? Y'all, I agonized. The Bold Type won out, mostly cause it's easier to catch up on 5 episodes than 3 full seasons. Cute show. Can't … Continue reading What I’m watching/reading/streaming this week
Watching: Last night I finished episode 6 of The Handmaid's Tale. It's really good. I mean, you all know that. I was very suspicious of Yvonne Strahovski's casting as Serena Joy, primarily as she is so much younger than the character is written. Faye Dunaway's performance as Serena is one of the few good … Continue reading What I’m watching/reading/streaming this week
Reading: I'm in the middle of The Paris Apartment by Michelle Gable, which in theory should get me excited for my upcoming vacation, but is really a study in the slow growth of hatred for a main character. She started off fine, but by page 185 I wanted to backhand her. Which is maybe the point, … Continue reading What I’m watching/reading/streaming this week
Historian Elaine Tyler May has argued that preoccupation with the family--political cries for family values and the like--is usually a response to political changes, rather than demographic ones. Panic about the family is often a conservative response to perceived threats to the American nation. In the U.S., you see focus on the family particularly in the 1950s … Continue reading Divorce: The 1980 Oscars