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“Old-Fashioned” markets itself as antidote to 50 Shades.

Valentine’s Day sneaks up on me every year. I don’t usually think on it too seriously until about five minutes before it happens, then I run around in a panic to make a homemade card and figure out which eating establishment is passably romantic. This year, however, I started thinking about Valentine’s Day early when I was inundated with social…

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I Need Therapy After Hannibal Season 2

I just finished season 2 of NBC’s hit psychological thriller Hannibal. Here’s an image from one episode that I think visually represents the essence of this season: Yes, that’s right. Hannibal season 2 burst into flames and rolled uncontrollably downhill. Not in a good way. In fact, I am fairly certain that if Hannibal season 2 was a person, Hannibal…

In Defense of YA, and of Positivity in General

I thought I’d better say something about the infamous “Against YA” article in Slate, since, you know…I have a degree in this subject. A few days ago, Slate contributor Ruth Graham wrote a piece in which she chided adults for reading young adult fiction. YA is alright for teens, she says, but grown-ups should be “embarrassed” if the bulk of their…

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I’ve Got A Bad Feeling About Hamill, Fisher, and Ford’s Return to Star Wars 7…

**The following is my own personal opinion. I understand and respect that many Star Wars fans disagree, as is their right.**May the Fourth be with you! I suppose it’s appropriate that the cast of Star Wars was revealed in time for May 4th. The timeless space adventure trilogy took the internet by storm this week when it was officially announced…