MIX: [safe] songs for the Todd Haynes disciple
Mixes

MIX: [safe] songs for the Todd Haynes disciple

TRACKLIST: Playground Love – Air Fix You – Coldplay Mourning Air – Portishead Lie to Me – Devics Silent All These Years – Tori Amos and Ani Difranco Karma Police – Radiohead Breathe No More – Amy Lee Uninvited – Alanis Morissette Medicine – Daughter How Does it Make You Feel – Air by Ashleigh Bowers Ashleigh is a 20-something grandpa from … Continue reading

Confronting Privilege and Feminine Constructs in the Gilmore Girls Revival
Feminist Criticism / TV

Confronting Privilege and Feminine Constructs in the Gilmore Girls Revival

The much-anticipated revival of Gilmore Girls was met with various criticisms. Most were directed at the “sudden” unlikeablitiy of the girls themselves, particularly the Ivy League princess Rory. As the Washington Post’s overtly harsh headline put it, the revival confirmed that “Rory Gilmore is a Monster.” But was Rory Gilmore ever meant to be “liked” … Continue reading

SHE’S ALL THAT: Lilly Moscovitz
She's All That

SHE’S ALL THAT: Lilly Moscovitz

The razor scooters. The art exercise where you throw darts at balloons filled with paint. The M&M’s on pizza. THE STANG. The foot-popping-good kiss. The Princess Diaries has so many incredible elements as evidence for its early-2000s greatness. And while main character Mia ends up being the movie’s awkward, sparkly-nail-polish-wearing, corn-dog-eating princess, I think her … Continue reading

Todd Haynes: [Safe] Words
Anything and Everything

Todd Haynes: [Safe] Words

Todd Haynes’s sophomore feature [safe] tells the story of affluent Southern California housewife Carol White (played by Julianne Moore), and traces her physical decline from a mysterious environmental illness.  Exploring themes that have become hallmarks of Haynes’s auteurist style, [safe] uses conventions of traditional 1950s melodrama to examine individual identity (or lack thereof) and environmental … Continue reading

5 Women TV characters that inspire me
Anything and Everything

5 Women TV characters that inspire me

The majority of these characters I’ve been introduced to years ago. They inspired, and continue to inspire me everyday, to be a hard-working, confident women. I hope you’ll find some of your favourites here, or discover some new kick-ass characters reading this piece. Blair Waldorf (Gossip Girl, 2007-2012) “Destiny is for losers. It’s just a stupid … Continue reading