“But your kids are gonna love it”: Introducing the 80s movies project!

That’s a quote from Back to the Future…a movie from the 80s I’ve actually seen. We’ve been in an 80s pop-culture nostalgia moment for a while now, amplified by Stranger Things (a show I mostly enjoy, though not for that reason), endless remakes and reboots and sequels, Guardians of the Galaxy‘s soundtrack, and other 80-setContinue reading ““But your kids are gonna love it”: Introducing the 80s movies project!”

African-American Literature Wrap-Up #1.5: Giovanni’s Room + Moonlight

I’m calling this one #1.5 because a) the book features white characters but James Baldwin is addressing a different aspect of his identity, namely homosexuality, and b) Moonlight is a film. Nevertheless, considering they’re both written by black gay men, this seemed like the perfect pairing for a post (and it happened that I was finishing up Giovanni’sContinue reading “African-American Literature Wrap-Up #1.5: Giovanni’s Room + Moonlight”

So I watched Frozen for the first time

Yeah, I know, I’m late to the party. But I didn’t grow up with Disney (at least, not the princess variety–I loved Winnie-the-Pooh and Pixar movies) and when this came out, my brother was a bit too old and our family’s animated movie-watching had slowed. So when it aired on Freeform recently, we DVR’d itContinue reading “So I watched Frozen for the first time”