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Remembering My Mother: On Grief, Les Mis, and the Strange Poetry of Life

For all of its randomness, life has poetry sometimes. On this day in history, June 5, 2004 my mom died. The next day, June 6th, was my 16th birthday. On these day(s) in history 184 years ago is when the rebellion famously featured in Les Mis occurred, otherwise known as the June Rebellion. Or as […]

Steve Rogers in the Age of Donald Trump: On Cynicism, Fiction, and the Power of Fan-work

You know what first turned me on to Marvel? Steve Rogers. Otherwise known as Captain America. I was a casual fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, always enjoying the movies but never really going further, buying the movies but not merchandise, not diving into the fandom, not reading the comics. Then I saw Captain America: […]

The Year of Tone Deaf TV: Sleepy Hollow, Daredevil, and more

I never really used to watch TV. This is not me trying to be a hipster and act like I was too cool. From age 7-15 I lived in a place where we could only get satellite, and not the kind of satellite where you could watch different channels in different rooms. No, if you […]