Not Today, Night King. Not Today.

SPOILERS BELOW: Women’s roles, in literature and cinema, as well as in life, are more often about mending wounds than inflicting them. But sometimes, just sometimes, popular culture gets it just right. **** Take what I have to say with a grain of salt. I’m not a GoT super fan. I haven’t read the books….

Do We Still Need Buffy?

Twenty years ago, Buffy the Vampire Slayer premiered. A blond assassin of the undead, an older white guy who wasn’t in charge, crushes, bullying, inter-species romance. Buffy had it all. Two decades on, the show is still a go-to reference when you find yourself looking around at the intersection of feminism and pop culture. Today’s…

What I Learned About Marriage While My Husband Watched Master Chef

Marriage: that strange social construct which demands we love only one person for however long it takes to reach happily ever after. It goes against nature, it goes against biology. It’s downright anti-Darwinian. The idea of finding one mate who you can grow old with, have sex with, eat 10,000 dinners across the table from–it’s…

Mixed Tapes and Other Things My Kids Will Never Know

Buried in a box in the cupboard, under notes and letters and other written breadcrumbs of our early relationship, is a mixed tape. I made it for my husband way back when. In those early butterfly days, I was striving to impress him more than anything else, but there is still a significance to each song,…