Paranormal Romance and Role-Reversal

In my last post, I said I’d get to paranormal romance another day. Apparently today is that day. If there’s any genre that takes more of a beating from critics than young adult dystopias, it’s paranormal romance. And not strictly…

The Rise and Fall of the Family Sitcom

We gather here today to mourn the death of the family sitcom, requiescat in pace. Hear the death knells and try to stifle a forced, “live studio audience” laugh. Remember the awkward tension between actors who dated once, and the…

Embellished Reality – Earth+

Do you ever stop and think “man, our world would be so much cooler if ___ but it was still mostly the same”? Because I know I do. There’s a lot of things I like about our current existence –…

The Stigma of Mental Illness

This isn’t usually what I use this blog for. I try to keep things light-hearted and pop-cultural (although I know many would disagree that media representation of women is a fun topic to talk about). But this one is going…