In the days since the Harvey Weinstein allegations came to light, we have witnessed the fall of one of Hollywood’s fattest biggest moguls. Weinstein has been fired from his own company, expelled from the Academy, and morally condemned by the public. Yet the most efficient takedown came from an unexpected source – NBC’s Great News. “Honeypot!,” the show’s most recent episode, deals with a growing harassment scandal in the offices of MMN, not at all unlike Weinstein’s snowballing accounts of abuse. Most surprising of all, this was purely coincidental. Continue reading
Films set in the future have a tendency to feel dated. After all, how can a movie accurately depict the future without sorely reflecting the era in which they were made? The most astonishing thing about Children of Men is how it hasn’t aged a day since its release in 2006. Considering today’s geopolitical climate of building walls, sealing borders, and banning refugees, perhaps the film is more relevant than ever. Continue reading
*After reading Leslie Knope’s letter to America following Trump’s victory, I decided to revisit the first episode of Parks & Rec. In it remains indisputably my favorite line: “These people are members of the community that care about where they live. So what I hear when I’m being yelled at is people caring loudly at me.” This is my tribute.
I didn’t care for politics. I thought this made me cool, hip, relevant. Because people in their 20s are too busy swiping right, Netflix and chilling, and trying to figure their shit out that they can’t possibly find the time to stay politically informed. For as long as I can remember, I did my best not to care. I realize now that this was the problem. Continue reading