Growing up, I didn't have cable. This was partially because my parents objected to us watching too much brain-rotting television (my siblings and I all have graduate degrees so I guess it worked!), and partially because we couldn't afford it. My husband grew up with cable and loves watching movies. Between him and the fact … Continue reading My Top 5 Favorite Terrible Movies
So I've devoured all the books in George R.R. Martin's Game of Thrones series. I'm caught up on the tv show. I bought the anthologies Dangerous Women and Rogues just to get my Westeros fix, even though I really don't like short stories. I feel like I've read every character entry on the GOT wiki … Continue reading Winter is Coming
There are a lot of valid reasons for black people to be angry: Police brutality. Disproportionate unemployment. The school to prison pipeline. That being said, I've seen a lot of outrage over trivial issues. Sure, human beings are both frivolous and profound. But there is so much anguish wasted on the WRONG DAMN THINGS! For … Continue reading Get mad when it counts
The analyview returns! I got a free copy of Dr. Richard Banks' book, Is Marriage for White People from the professor who advises the BLSA group at Orange Law. It was a good read and surprisingly easy to get through; despite my impending finals, I managed to get through in just a few hours. Thesis … Continue reading Is Marriage for White People?
I am (give or take 5 weeks) a college graduate. I am pursuing a graduate degree. I am an independent, successful black woman and yet, Tyler Perry doesn't make me feel any certain way. More often than not, I find Tyler Perry's work hilarious. I enjoy seeing a movie with a cast full of black … Continue reading The Tyler Perry Question
[Note: I wrote this a little while ago and never posted it, so you get a real post today. Enjoy!] First of all, this is much more analysis than movie review. Either way, if you haven't seen the movie yet and care about spoilers, this is your official warning. Still reading? Okay then. Watching this … Continue reading Analyview of “500 Days of Summer”