Warning: Contains spoilers for Amazon Studios’ The Boys. Within the past week or so, I started to watch an Amazon Studios television series called The Boys. Based on a comic book series of the same name, The Boys posits a world in which superheroes—referred to as “supes”—exist and are in the employ of global conglomerate […]
Posts focus on what not to do in the workplace, based on examples from television, film, and other popular media.
Phish, an American rock band founded at the University of Vermont, has garnered critical acclaim for its musical improvisation skills and extended instrumental sessions during its live performances since its 1983 formation. Despite several hiatuses, the band has continued to enjoy a devoted fan base willing to travel extensively for live performances and eagerly trading […]
I’m happy to report that one of my favorite shows, Stranger Things, didn’t disappoint with Season 3. I’m even prouder to report that I now have both my sons absolutely hooked on the show. Spoiler alert: this article is loaded with spoilers!
Netflix is (figuratively) on fire this summer, as it has released tons of new content clearly calculated to keep us indoors during the (literal) heatwave. Season two of Workin’ Moms was released on July 25, 2019 (see my Workin’ Moms post here), season three of Stranger Things was released on July 4, 2019 (see my […]
“Just do it—cut the cord already.” For a couple of years now, I’ve dismissed outright this notion, often proffered to me by younger family members, friends, or coworkers. I just couldn’t wrap my head around it. It just didn’t make sense. Where would I go to get my weekly fix of zombie-bashing, end-of-the-world surviving madness? […]
On July 7, 2019, the U.S. women’s soccer team won its second consecutive World Cup championship and its fourth world championship overall. The team used the win as another opportunity to protest what it perceives to be pay discrimination. Since filing its equal pay lawsuit last March, it seems the team has been in a […]
Before Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino) was singing duets with Beyonce, he was the brains behind TV’s Atlanta, a comedy-drama filmed and based in Atlanta, Georgia. Atlanta chronicles the efforts of Earnest “Earn” Marks (Donald Glover), a thirtysomething Princeton dropout, and his cousin Alfred Miles, up-and-coming rapper Paperboi (Bryan Tyree Henry), to navigate the Atlanta […]
Olympic runner Caster Semenya, a woman by her own identification, was born with a unique body. While outwardly female, her body produces an excess of testosterone compared with other women. Olympic authorities have at times attempted to regulate the amount of testosterone in people like Semenya, and the entire situation has raised real questions about […]
Everything Sucks! is a Netflix comedy series set in the mid-1990s at Boring High School. The show follows high school freshman Luke O’Neil, his friends, and his first crush (Kate Messner) as they navigate high school in the 1990s. Over the course of the show, Luke’s mother becomes close to the high school principal (and […]
For those of us who remember the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, HBO’s recent miniseries of the same name served as a horrifying reminder. Even if you don’t remember the event, I can’t recommend the series enough.