Category: TV
To Boldly Sew
To Boldly SewSure, that pun is horrifying. But when Popular Mechanics asked me what I would write if I had a whole Star Trek series to play with, I think we all knew that the costumes were going to be high on my list. Good or bad (and boy, Star Trek costumes have been vehemently one or the other, sometimes at the same time), they are a critical part of the wider world of Trek.…
Red Carpet Rundown: The 2017 Emmys
Red Carpet Rundown: The 2017 EmmysRed Carpet Season is upon us again (known to celebrity assistants everywhere as Sweet Jesus It’s Happening), and the Emmys are the opening volley. Here begins the careful interplay of trends and personal branding that a majority of celebrities absolutely hate but has become so integral to the starmaking process that it’s a living thing by itself.…
What I Wrote: Harlots, Handmaids, Radium, and Dancing
What I Wrote: Harlots, Handmaids, Radium, and DancingThere’s something to be said for Peak TV. Sure, my TV backlog is getting embarrassing and I keep maxing out the number of hours on my recorder and having to watch very strange collections of old episodes in a row trying to juggle the tone shifts in seven shows at once, but man, I’ve been watching some good TV.…
What I Wrote: The Year So Far Edition
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 recent stuff I’ve been doing.   The Locus annual Recommended Reading List is up!…
Red Carpet Rundown: The 2017 Golden Globes
Red Carpet Rundown: The 2017 Golden Globes  It’s time for the Golden Globes, that shot across the bow of awards season that offers us our first real glimpse of the public images the potential awardees are going to be wearing this year. As always, if you’re worried I’m making fun of outfits on the red carpet because I think it’s fancy dresses and frivolous nonsense, and somehow my previous rundowns don’t convince you, never fear: I wrote two novels about weaponized public image as the world’s most bulletproof cover for political machinations, so probably not.…
What I Wrote: The Fiscal-Quarter Edition
What I Wrote: The Fiscal-Quarter EditionAs always, these posts begin with a note that I am much better about updating my Twitter about current events than I am about updating this blog with them. Some of that is my fault; some of that is because sometimes you read an announcement about a modern-day King Arthur procedural or an article about how to bother a woman wearing headphones and you just have to say something immediately.…