The rise of radical politics in shows like “Andor” offer me a surprising source of hope.
Love and connection require emotional risk. After the harrowing nature of the last three years, I needed ‘Our Flag Means Death’ to remind me.
The critiques Mindy Kaling received shaped the representation we see on-screen today as much as her successes did.
There is a great tradition of depicting the archetype of the unbridled, emotionally exploitative acting teacher.
My sister is not my best friend. She is my sister. Those are fundamentally different relationships.
Nora Ephron said, “Everything is copy.” But in a memoir, much like in reality TV, art cannot represent life exactly. People are characters, snapshots of their “real” selves.
Like any sitcom created before the mid-aughts—around the time Hollywood started doing the bare minimum to give space to marginalized people—‘Friends’ has not aged well.
To refresh our sense of empathy we have to expose ourselves to other perspectives. In the news, in literature, in life.
To perform is to literally be seen, to expose yourself willingly. It’s much less scary with people who have your back.
I use his favorite David Attenborough shows to help me explain my climate activism
Absolutely Fabulous celebrated outlandish women behaving badly, usually in outlandish, high-end clothes.
On the page, I was intact. I was smart and forceful. I had a comeback for every spar.
Fan culture’s veer into the mainstream saw it lose its sense of protection and gain an abundance of entitlement, even cruelty.
As of January 2021, only six of the first twenty-one sweepstakes winners were able to live in their Dream Home for longer than a year.