• Robert Capron

    granola bowls or porridge?

    breakfasts with body dysmorphia

    April 25, 2019
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    Content Warning: Eating disorders, body hatred, body dysmorphia  The best weekends of my life have always begun the same way: with a “healthy” breakfast of granola, strawberries, chocolate chips, and brown sugar. Episodes of This is Us keep me company as I eat. In these golden days of old, this delectable cocktail proved a source of reprieve […]

    red dead remembrance

    songs and memories of a wannabe cowboy

    March 15, 2019
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      1 – “Far Away” by Jose Gonzalez Exposed breasts—his sworn enemy. The countless executions, f-bombs, and depictions of drug use are fine in my father’s eyes. No, it’s the threat of exposed breasts—virtual ones, for chrissakes—that makes him recoil from the pre-owned copy of Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption I clutch to my chest. […]

    if it weren’t for you meddling kids

    a scooby-doo autobiography

    February 15, 2019
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    Content Warning: Mentions of eating disorders and body hatred   4 I’ve got a bump on my head the size of an egg and a cartoon dog is to blame. So what if I slipped racing back to the television? I wanted to see the climactic reveal! Finding out who’s really under the creature mask […]

    fantastic films and where to find them

    not necessarily in 2018

    December 6, 2018
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    Fantastic Films and Where to Find Them: Not Necessarily in 2018 What’s your favorite movie? No, I get it, too broad. How about favorite movie this year? It’s a question I love asking, yet find impossible to answer. Others do too, at least in my experience. There’s the obligatory seven seconds of staring into space, […]

    Too Old for Horsin’ Around

    A Former Child Star’s Odd Kinship with An Alcoholic Horse

    November 16, 2018
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    Have you ever looked in the mirror and seen a drunken middle-aged horse staring back at you? As a relatively recent fan of the Netflix Original Series BoJack Horseman— which just released its fifth season— I find its wide appeal equal parts fascinating and chilling. The chronically depressed, self-destructive BoJack (brilliantly voiced by Will Arnett) is […]