Guest: What Swells is watching/reading/listening to this week

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

What I’m watching/reading/streaming 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

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

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

Top 5: Getting Curious

When you're newly in love, you want to shout it from the rooftops. I first fell for Jonathan Van Ness years ago, when the world was gifted with his 'Gay of Thrones' recaps.  If you're reading this blog I have to assume you're familiar with the videos. Now he's hosing a monthly podcast called 'Getting … Continue reading Top 5: Getting Curious

“Her body, their body, one body”: Megan Abbott’s You Will Know Me & Gymnastics

Megan Abbott's latest book, You Will Know Me (2016), may be set within the world of competitive gymnastics, but it is concerned with parents and children, adolescence and aging, sex and love, and goals and desires. In addition, it's a compelling portrait of what life—particularly, life during a crisis—might be like for a family with a young, elite female athlete. … Continue reading “Her body, their body, one body”: Megan Abbott’s You Will Know Me & Gymnastics