Another Year.
Another Year.This year has been terrible. (Not the beginning of a personal essay, just an observation on everything in general. I genuinely don’t know if there’s more to say; certainly I can add nothing beyond that, except that if 2017 felt like a boulder pinning you down, you are not alone.) This is some of the work I did this year.…
“Intro to Prom”
"Intro to Prom"My latest short story, “Intro to Prom,” is out now at Clarkesworld! It’s about fish, waiting, and the end of the world.…
Terra Incognita
Terra IncognitaTo be human is to wonder where we are. We look at the the ocean and imagine the far shore; we look into the night sky and imagine someone waving back. Life is uncertain and frightening. Our fears need maps. We want to understand what we’re looking at.…
Riverdale: “Death Proof”
Riverdale: "Death Proof"“When I heard what happened at Nick’s party, I decided that we should come together…to deal with this motley crew of liars, dope fiends, and fornicators.”…
Brooklyn 99: “The Venue”
Brooklyn 99: "The Venue"Boy, this is a fascinating episode to deal so directly with needing to be liked. When Brooklyn Nine-Nine is on its game, it’s one of television’s warmest half-hours. (See the donut-hole cold open that gets an offhand callback halfway through the episode just because.) But after sticking a toe into more serious waters early in the season, “The Venue” seems like a deliberate attempt to bring some lighter screwball energy back into the season.…
Outlander
OutlanderI’ve been recapping the third season of Outlander over at the New York Times! It has been a rollercoaster. This is a show that’s very comfortable with reinventing itself as circumstances dictate. It knows you are probably here for Claire and/or Jamie, and aside from the central tenet of their romance, everything around them is subject to change.…