• Kate Silzer

    the many mindys

    an ode to kapoor, lahiri, and kaling

    December 4, 2014
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    Kelly Kapoor—vapid, boy-obsessed office assistant, mid-20s; Mindy Lahiri—vapid, boy-obsessed doctor, mid-30s; Mindy Kaling—vapid boy and clothing-obsessed feminist award-winning comedian, 35; Mindy Kaling’s first television role was  playing Kelly Kapoor, a shallow, boy-obsessed office assistant on the hit-comedy, The Office. She has extended that fame by playing a similarly superficial, boy-obsessed doctor on her own show, […]

    REGRETS OF THE SEMESTER

    December 4, 2014
    article by Kate Silzer

    Not talking to the cute boy in your Anthro section Not whistling at the cute boy in your Anthro section Fireball. ISIS. Post- regrets the error. Accidentally getting artificially inseminated. Drunkenly talking to the cute boy in your Anthro section and making a fool of yourself. Following the cute boy in your Anthro section home […]

    adaptation games

    a review of mockingjay – part one

    December 4, 2014
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    When I read Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games trilogy, I felt conflicted. The allegorical weight and unapologetic bleakness of the series, which exceed usual Young Adult standards by a significant margin, took me pleasantly by surprise. At the same time, I was frustrated by the tremendous unrealized potential of the story. The books try to […]

    wrestling with defeat

    my first match

    December 4, 2014
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    There is a scene in the new movie Foxcatcher, a biographical drama about wrestling, that really stuck with me. Mark Schlultz, a professional wrestler who has just lost in the opening round of the Olympic Trials, retreats alone to his room and breaks down. He seethes and boils until he explodes. He punches himself and […]

    December 3, 2014
    article by Kate Silzer

    “It’s a party but it’s also scary. It’s like a halloween party.”