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A Fortunate Series

of unfortunate events

Look away, look away, this show will wreck your evening, your whole life and your day, every single episode is nothing but dismay, so look away, look away, look away. These are the lyrics to the opening scene and theme song of the new Netflix series, A Series of Unfortunate Events. Based on the book…

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California Dreamin’

Picking the Oscars

This is the time of year when art becomes competitive, when the stakes are high and the impact is real, and little gold statues handed out Sunday night aren’t snobbery to be scoffed at but magic amulets that can change the course of careers or, for some films, be all the difference at the box…

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The first time I watched my favorite movie, Fever Pitch, was shortly after it came out on DVD in 2005, when I was seated comfortably with my older brother on my parent’s bed. People often scoff when I tell them that this is my favorite movie; ultimately, it is an incredibly conventional romcom, rife with…

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Whose Orange Juice?

The musings of a girl who thinks too much, too hard about breakfast food

It’s 2 a.m., and I’m drinking orange juice. Two a.m. is too late for orange juice. “There is a time and a place for everything,” my grandmother once said, pushing my legs together while I laughed loudly at an innocuous joke. I don’t think her message applies to many situations, but perhaps it has great…

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Women on Vinyl

new trends for an old medium

The author would like to note that “women” in this piece includes gender nonconforming people as well as female-identifying people. The first record I ever played on a record player of my very own was Joan Baez’s “5.” Joan Baez, for those of us who weren’t alive in the ‘60s and aren’t history buffs now,…