Archives for August 2015
Red Carpet Rundown: The 2015 VMAs
Few things make me feel older than watching a VMAs red carpet. That’s less because the carpet is full of young people than because I have minimal sense of what the young pop star world wants from this spotlight. “Attention” is an honest but flippant answer; every red carpet exists for attention, and dinging everybody for it doesn’t get us anywhere. Given the sheer number of women who showed up on the carpet with one leg aggressively propped outside the confines of her dress, there are trends at play here… Read more »
Penny Dreadful, Season 2
Penny Dreadful Season 2 wrapped in July! I’ve been recapping it faithfully at io9, for those who want to catch up! I will admit, after the truly amazing third episode, the rest of the season never quite recovered, for me; there were still amazing moments everywhere, but John Logan has a tendency to handwave canon in order to fit the theme of a particular scene, and after a couple of big “Wait, what?”s, some of the series’ momentum got interrupted. (Plus he killed off a couple of people he should… Read more »

Recent Work

TV Recaps: Elementary, Season 5

TV Recaps: Victoria, Season 1

TV Recaps: Reign, Season 4

TV Recap: Bates Motel, "Hidden"

Fiction: "Everyone from Themis Sends Letters Home", Clarkesworld

Film: How many movies about grief this year? All of them,

Book Review: HIGH NOON: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic,

Book Review: How to Read a Dress,

Nonfiction: A Doom of One's Own, Clarkesworld

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    Embroidered coat, Mughal Indian, c.1620. This coat is of Jahangir’s reign and is among the few surviving early Mughal textiles.


On The Blog

  • 03/29/2017 — Wondercon!  I’m a Special Guest at WonderCon this weekend in Anaheim! My schedule is below; in particular, I’m excited about my presentation on Saturday at 11:30: “The Empire of a Wicked Woman” tackles comics, Catwoman, some powerful women in history,…Read more »
  • 03/29/2017 — Beauty and the BeastWell, the live-action Disney Beauty and the Beast remake has come out! And it turns out, I must have been waiting my whole life for this day, because all of March was basically me being unable to shut up about…Read more »
  • 03/15/2017 — What I Wrote: The Year So Far EditionMy first real blog post of the year, and it’s already spring! You can tell from the ice-crusted snow outside. (Weather notwithstanding, I honestly can’t believe it’s mid-March already; it’s been a…well, it’s been a year.) Here’s some of the…Read more »