• Perspectives and Podcasts: More Thoughts on True Crime

    by  • February 13, 2017 • 2 Comments

    Recently, I was searching for reviews for CBC’s recent podcast Missing and Murdered: Who Killed Alberta Williams? (with Connie Walker). I’d listened and found it informative, engaging, and thoughtful, but I knew my perspective was limited; I wanted to see what others, particularly Indigenous listeners and critics, had to say. What I found instead were...

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    5 Resolutions I’ll Never Succeed At

    by  • January 30, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Don’t worry, this is my last to-do kick for a while. In Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There, the White Queen tells Alice that she sometimes believes six impossible things before breakfast. This is in response to Alice’s denial that one can believe impossible things, and I have to say I always...

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    10 Fun Things I Learned in 2016

    by  • December 26, 2016 • 0 Comments

    2016 has been a scary, shitty year for a lot of reasons, many of them political. But that doesn’t mean I can’t tally at least a few things on the positive side of the roster, if only for a morale boost. ‘Cause there are plenty of us out there who deserve some entertainment. Here...

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    First Impressions: Adventure Time

    by  • December 12, 2016 • 0 Comments

    As a Steven Universe fan, I hear lots about other great Cartoon Network shows. Including, of course, the one that boosted Steven Universe creator Rebecca Sugar’s fan cred: Pendleton Ward’s Adventure Time.* So many of my nerdy friends/random people on the Internet love this show, so I thought I’d give it a try. I...

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    On Others’ Comparisons of Trump Voters to Nazis

    by  • November 14, 2016 • 1 Comment

    OK, fellow white people*, if you really want, let’s talk about Nazis. (*People of colour, it’s not that you can’t read this, it’s that you probably already know way better than I could ever put it. But you shouldn’t have to dredge up the emotional energy to confront and educate even more of our...

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    More Yom Kippur Thoughts: Kol Nidre

    by  • October 24, 2016 • 0 Comments

    They say that you don’t really know something until you’ve taught it to someone else. It’s true: despite growing up Jewish and going to Hebrew day school, there’s a lot about Judaism I didn’t know until I explained it to Boyfriend, who is not Jewish. Specifically, it never occurred to me how odd the...

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