Hermione’s Feminist Book Club: Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl

For those not in the know, Hermione Granger’s–er, Emma Watson’s–feminist book club switched from monthly to bimonthly selections. Since I had so many other books to get through, I only just got to July/August’s pick. But it’s a fun one: HUNGER MAKES ME A MODERN GIRL, memoir of punk icon Carrie Brownstein! This book was exciting… Continue reading Hermione’s Feminist Book Club: Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl

Treasure Box

Treasure Box: August 2016

Welcome to August’s Treasure Box! This month’s is a little quirkier and pop culture inspired. But still good! Reliquary Chasse with the Crucifixion and Christ in Majesty, 1180. ♦ Lilo and Stitch is my favorite Disney movie, so here’s a nice AV Club article revisiting its overlooked progressivism from a post-Frozen lens. ♦ The cast of Huan Zhu Ge… Continue reading Treasure Box: August 2016


Red Carpet Fashion: 2016 VMAs

Hey, it’s another one of those post-awards show Mondays, which means FASHION! Every time I think I won’t do another of these posts, it seems that Simone Biles or all of Beyonce’s Lemonade crew show up to convince me otherwise. And convince me they did. There were some great offerings, especially after a Grammys that I thought was… Continue reading Red Carpet Fashion: 2016 VMAs

Poetry in Motion

Poetry in Motion: The Girl with the Sunflower Smile

wish-maiden of the mists with eyes like the northern lights. water nymph in denim shorts, her lips pack a tropical punch the girl with the sunflower smile   floating along in an oyster garden under musical trees and scalloping skies Dark Pink Frost for cold afternoon movies   white-gold sylph with sea-horse braids girl with the sunshower… Continue reading Poetry in Motion: The Girl with the Sunflower Smile


Book Release: American Witches

Today is the release date for Susan Fair’s AMERICAN WITCHES: A BROOMSTICK TOUR THROUGH FOUR CENTURIES! I was very happy to win an ARC on Twitter, so for the release date, I wanted to commemorate the book with a second short blog post. Since I’ve long loved witches, and my official review touched with some a mini-homage to my favorite… Continue reading Book Release: American Witches