Monthly Archives: April 2014

Films Fatale

Horror films  have a reputation for having ingenious in-depth explorations of gender roles. The female monster has, in particular, long been a popular horror trope. With the idea of the monstrous woman comes the fear and abjectivity of the womb, which, if you think about it, is a pretty scary place – dark, damp, and who […]

Workout Playlist #35

1) A Day to Remember – All I Want It’s hard to hit the perfect balance of vocal talent, angsty screaming, and engaging syncopation, but ADTR comes close. 2) Social Distortion – Ring of Fire This is one of my favorite covers of all time. A panicked tempo and crashing drums do wonders for this song. 3) GroupLove […]

A Lady’s Guide to Deglutition

ATTENTION: This post is exceptionally NSFW. And also NSF school. And also NSF public transportation. Basically, read it alone, under cover of darkness, preferably clad only in a skimpy negligee. Thank you for your compliance. If you’re anything like me, you sometimes like to be taken to the candy shop, and possibly even allowed to lick […]

Screen Queens

Sometimes I get tired of going to the movies, only to be disappointed by weak, stereotypical damsel-in-distress characters who contribute nothing to the story. Or I become weary even of my favorite classics, like My Big Fat Greek Wedding or Ten Things I Hate About You, where the heroines, while funny and down-to-earth, are still being […]