Books I Give Up On: Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert


I saw Big Magic on a list of books to read during NaNoWriMo and bought it. Right now I’m really into reading books about writing. I had just read Mary Karr’s The Art of Memoir and was… View Full Post

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 – Katniss’ No Good, Very Bad Days

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 is a movie I don’t think anyone will want to see twice. You have to see it once though, to find out what happens*, and to see how creepy it is… View Full Post

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Writingness Episode 9 – Amina Harper on Race and Representation in Storytelling


This week my guest is writer, artist and Tangential contributor Amina Harper. She and I have had some great conversations lately about how Hollywood handles (or fails to handle) the subject of race. I invited… View Full Post

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Shadi Petosky on Creating the Amazon Cartoon Pilot “Danger and Eggs”


I still remember my mom announcing that she’d know I had grown up when I stopped watching cartoons. I guess I will never grow up. Between cartoons for adults (BoJack Horseman, Bob’s Burgers, Metalocalypse) and cartoons… View Full Post

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“Art Angels” By Grimes is Special, Weird Mermaid Music


When you first hit play on Grimes’ new release, Art Angels, you can tell right away that this is a different kind of album. The first track, “laughing and not being normal,” tiptoes out slowly, with… View Full Post

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Checking in on The American Girl Catalog, 18 Years Later


American Girl dolls took up a significant amount of my childhood. My 18″ dolls felt more substantial and soulful than Barbie, and all came with books like Meet Samantha and Felicity Learns a Lesson. Back in… View Full Post

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Writingness Episode 8 – Kara Nesvig on Personal Essays, Beauty Blogging and Being @Aveda

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This week I talked to the many-talented Kara Nesvig. I met Kara when she was the fashionista behind  the U of M’s notorious fashion column, “The Fashionista is In,” and she’s since gone on to be… View Full Post

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Master of None? More Like Master … of My TV!


Yes I watched every single episode of Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang’s new show,  Master of None, in one weekend. (I will write a post about “How to Watch TV All the Time While Still… View Full Post

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