Today is one of those days where I want to opt out of the news cycle entirely. Any partisan take on shooting up a congressional GOP baseball team’s early morning practice is awful by default, yet I can’t help feeling that it will be become a bludgeon by the end of the day, not least from the president, despite his hopes and prayers.
It’s been an otherwise stupid week for speech; the furor about comedian Kathy Griffin’s Judith-and-Holofernes portrait of herself with the severed head of the president is an exercise in one-sided performative outrage, which the left has self-abasingly internalized from the right.
Possible solution pic.twitter.com/f1W8RxOOEH — rebecca roache 🇪🇺 (@rebecca_roache) January 16, 2017 My very earliest entries in this blog were not always up-to-the-minute stories and analyses. Sometimes I just posted things that I thought were cool. Given that by the time I post my next entry, the Shit Demon from Dogma will become the leader of theContinue reading “Things I’m Verbing: Marshmallows, lipstick and a dichotomous double dose”
For the next week, I have this problem: I want to be on the Internet, and particularly social media, but I also want to go into seeing Captain America: Civil War next Friday without having seen most of it in either leaked clips or people talking openly about spoilers. Concurrently, I’m also eager for any newsContinue reading “Things I’m Verbing: The Invisible Hand of Westeros, Evading Spoiler Minefields and the Voice of Turtle Power”
My horoscope says “The world is full of more goodness than you know yet.” Ted Cruz and the CDC say otherwise, but Neko Case, Will Bailey and one lady in Sardinia may prove it right.
I know there was some sportsball on either side of the Beyoncé concert this weekend, but only one thing happened on Sunday that deeply, deeply mattered to me. However, I am probably going to spill an awful lot of ink about Captain America: Civil War over the next several months, so let’s talk about women, women,Continue reading “Things I’m Verbing: Meta-theater, mate-finding and Marvel (obviously!)”
I posted my first story for Hello Giggles today, and it’s one that’s close to my heart in a lot of ways. Agent Carter is a TV show about a woman kicking ass in the 1940s, but it’s also, in its first season, a show about confronting grief. “What Agent Carter Gets Right About Grief” is aContinue reading “Things I’m Verbing: Grief, gardens and the privilege of access”