Come on, Delphine! Bring your new bionic liver and help Cosima!
Olympic shark-jumping. Impeccable makeup. I’m okay with that.
Sentimental as all get-out, yes, each episode ending saccharine. But what other show portrays the emotional toll after racial profiling, or uses the word “genderqueer,” speaking to teenage viewers?
They sure gave this fanfiction an epic budget! Not even slash yet …
Gemma: Let’s start with the dystopian vision of Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents. Rasha: RIGHT ON. I haven’t finished rereading both books, but I have started, and it’s the first time returning to them since reading them in my mid-twenties. G: Around that time, you pressured me to read Octavia Butler, […]
While on retreat at Wildacres in North Carolina, we were talking Leonard Cohen. Rasha insists that Cohen’s work is better when covered by other artists (Nina Simone’s “Suzanne,” for example). Our conversation went one better: Leonard Cohen’s work is best when covered by artists who queer the songs. Who has already queered Cohen? Here are […]
S1: racial “tribes.” S2: a Black prisoner as “Big Bad” … THINK, folks.
Gemma: You are correct that this was definitely the most uplifting film on our list so far. Rasha: Yes, it was in some ways a relief. I will also say, that as a Palestinian living in diaspora, Budrus has been the most instructive documentary or film I’ve seen so far. It’s about an organizer! G: […]
Read Parts 1 and 2 here and here. Rasha: Shall we turn for a final time to her Kalindaness? Gemma: I am kind of sad that this is the last serious occasion that we, or most critics, will have to discuss Kalinda. R: Indeed. I may not have as much to say for this one […]
Gemma: The pandering. I can’t. Rasha: You know, I was actually going to open with: that was a mostly entertaining hour of television. Though I agree with you that my enjoyment of it was marred by nearly three seasons of un-eveness and a full season of snide disdain for their viewers and fans. Wallace Shawn’s […]