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My Big Sick: When A Diagnosis Threatens to Define Us

My Big Sick: When A Diagnosis Threatens to Define Us

Over here in Sydney, the eclipse didn’t occur, and a 14-hour time jump from the East Coast means I actually often receive current events updates on a delay (while lying in bed reading them on my phone at 6am). The weird FOMO/day-ahead mentality, where my daylight is your nighttime, renders me disoriented; I feel as […]

Dear Evan Hansen, I'm Missing Richard Simmons from S-Town, or: A Note from the Outcast

Dear Evan Hansen, I'm Missing Richard Simmons from S-Town, or: A Note from the Outcast

I saw the emotional avalanche that is Dear Evan Hansen two weeks ago, on a yearly childless pilgrimage my husband and I make to the city where we fell in love, and conveniently, where Mockingbird holds an annual conference. Maybe it’s the range and sincerity displayed by headliner Ben Platt, with whose image I am considering […]

A Tribe Called Us: The Grace of Relationships in a World of Critics

A Tribe Called Us: The Grace of Relationships in a World of Critics

Few things are certain in this world, but there is this: however critics feel about a movie, I will almost certainly disagree. There have been rare exceptions; the triteness of He’s Just Not That Into You, for example, pissed a lot of us off. Usually, however, I can be counted on as a contrarian. Such was the […]

"I Too Am Irritated": Some Insights from Jerry Seinfeld and His New Show

"I Too Am Irritated": Some Insights from Jerry Seinfeld and His New Show

In the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly, Jerry Seinfeld wrote an insightful piece on his new award-winning online talk show—Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. If you’re not familiar with the show, I’m not too surprised. As Seinfeld says in EW, “Our initial philosophy was to counter-promote [the show] when it came out. We didn’t even tell anybody […]

LOST finale quick hit

LOST finale quick hit

So much to say about the LOST finale, but for now a quick quote on LOST’s deeply religious ending: (*WARNING*: Spoilers below) From Jeff Jensen, of EW: “I was so moved by Jack’s heroism and sacrifice and the glorious significance of ending where he began, as well as that Doubting Thomas allusion there at the […]

The Appeal of Susan Boyle

The Appeal of Susan Boyle

Within a week it seems that Susan Boyle has become a world-wide sensation. Last weekend I was over at a friend’s house when someone put on the youtube clip and all 15+ of us were mesmerized by her surprisingly angelic voice. She was featured last week on Mockingbird and nearly everyone who watched the video […]

Hannibal Lector on Why We Need To Be Killed Daily

 

“We feel murderous things in our lives, and anyone who denies it is a liar. We’re taught as children to repress all that stuff: Don’t be greedy, don’t be angry. We bury the feelings alive, and they never die. I think when you project on screen an arch-villain, whether it’s Heath Ledger’s Joker or Hannibal Lecter, it gets something to respond in us. It’s making us acknowledge that we have those parts of ourselves.”

– Anthony Hopkins in a recent Entertainment Weekly article.
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