Boy Meets World Slam Poem

Just as I was trying to pick myself up from the HIMYM finale, this emerged. As a person who was a kid in the ’90s, Boy Meets World holds a special place in my heart. Topanga was up there with Clarissa Darling, Blossom, and Punky Brewster on my list of girlhood role models, and this … Continue reading

The Bridge’s Disappointing Twist

Remember over the summer when I was so hopeful about The Bridge and the way the show shed light on the multiple institutions that allowed for the continual mass violence against women on the U.S.-Mexico border, particularly the border between El Paso and Juarez? Oh, I should have known. For the first few episodes, The … Continue reading

The Bridge: Maria of the Desert

“But what ‘Maria of the Desert’ proves to me is how much more I care about the world The Bridge has built than the murder that precipitated this entire affair” –Molly Eichel, AV Club “The show is interested in the message the killer is trying to send, but it’s not reveling in the twisted and … Continue reading

The Bridge Pilot: Bodies on the Border

Last night was the much anticipated (for me, at least) premiere of The Bridge, the new FX drama about homicide detectives on the border between El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico. As I wrote earlier, I was curious and nervous about the prospect of a TV show dealing with the staggering number of murders committed … Continue reading

Veronica Mars on the Border

This week my brilliant friend Megan and I submitted a draft of our essay on Veronica Mars and feminism to our editors. (Yay!) As we were brainstorming and planning our paper, I kept coming back to the relationship between fictional Neptune, California and the U.S.-Mexico border. Clearly, I had the border on my mind after … Continue reading

Colbert Report: Andrew Solomon, Far from the Tree

Last night on The Colbert Report, Stephen interviewed Andrew Solomon on his new book Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity. It sounds interesting!  I think there’s something a little troubling about the way he defines “dramatically different,” because focusing on differences such as disability, criminality, mental illness, transgender experience, or … Continue reading

Don and Sally: Mad Men 6.13: “In Care Of”

So,  no one died. I just watched the Mad Men season 6 finale and I just have a few thoughts. There wasn’t much in the finale regarding Sally and Don, but what there was was pretty significant. Let’s not forget, also, that the title of the finale, “In Care Of” references the letters getting sent … Continue reading