Jul 23

I’ll definitely watch it but yeah, I have been troubled by the pacing and the issues with communicating some of the key things going on, including but not limited to daemons. The casting is excellent and seeing the story and world brought to life with such a thorough eye for detail has been great....except that Read more

May 11

Standing ovation. I’m not a naturally neat person. I get preoccupied with work or a project and put off doing dishes or forget to put away mugs or whatever. It takes conscious effort on my part to clean. Read more

May 4

So I had seen the Lynch version but I had never read the novel and decided to finally take the plunge recently (as apparently every millennial in their 30s did during quarantine?). I didn’t get the Chalamet casting (I’m pretty agnostic on him as an actor, although he was excellent in Call Me By Your Name) before I Read more

Mar 30

Some of us live in the “middle of nowhere” and are already nervous about what this pandemic is going to do to our small rural hospitals as cases tick up. Even if they travel without having it now - and that’s a big risky “if,” given that asymptomatic and mild cases seem to be fueling a lot of the spread - they could Read more

Jan 25

I love...pretty much everything about The Good Place, but the first thing that comes to mind for me as far as favorite arc is Michael’s journey throughout season 2. The ways in which his exposure to the humans makes him better, how they keep trying to help him be better even when he semi-actively resists it - it’s so Read more

Dec 16

Yeah, these moves are not giving me confidence that the people in charge have any idea what works and/or has worked in the past on this show. Orlando Jones and Gillian Anderson were the showstoppers of season 1 and made people want to watch (and honestly I don’t think the show can ever top the riveting, feverish power Read more

Nov 19 2019

Yeah, not to nitpick characterization too much, but I’ve been pretty disappointed with how they handled Lyra and her relationship with the Gyptians in general. I remember her being super eager to meet John Faa and immediately taken with Farder Coram, right? And I feel like we never got a proper introduction to Read more

Nov 18 2019

The music has been outstanding in general, but I have to give incredible credit to whoever engineered the needle drop to Sturgill Simpson’s “Turtles All The Way Down” as Wade follows the woman from the support group to the bar (then playing behind the entire scene in the bar). That was just sublime.

Nov 1 2019

Yeah, I rolled my eyes the instant I saw the picture. Kuiu makes legit gear*, the idea of wearing it as a costume is just stupid and braggy. Read more

Nov 1 2019

You know, I see the “he probably doesn’t even hunt” jokes a lot, and I get it, but he actually does. As a hunter myself, I personally think that makes him way more problematic and more cheeseball and is worth acknowledging. Here he is out taking EPIC PHOTOS of himself on public lands and waters enjoying world class Read more

Oct 12 2019

Yes, we can. A lot of invasive species management is about eliminating the invader. It’s about the fact that you’ve skipped a whole lot of barriers and dumped a completely new species into a system that evolved under different circumstances. Not all introduced species become invasive, but when we have species that do, Read more

Oct 12 2019

Under different conditions, sure. The issue with invasive species that human-facilitated introductions shrink the amount of time/space that it takes for a species to get from one ecosystem to another. Under conditions where humans weren’t facilitating distribution, you wouldn’t suddenly have a species from half a Read more

Aug 26 2019

This is the same reason I hunt; we’re lucky enough to be able to supply ourselves with most of the meat we need for the year via public lands where we live. When we aren’t eating game meat, we try to buy from producers we know. Good work raising awareness about what you’re doing and why you do it. Humans, broadly, Read more

Aug 15 2019

Yeah....not to be overdramatic about this, but I feel like I can draw a pretty straight line between this assumption that boys are loud, messy, like playing in mud and catching bugs and being physical, to the same kinds of stereotypes that leads people to assume that women can’t succeed in certain fields or be good at Read more

Jul 20 2019

That’s exactly what I thought when I read it. Regardless of any personal opinions he might have had about the story line, it was probably terrible for him to see people micro-analyzing a two-second documentary moment, etc., as proof that he hated the show that made him famous. That could also have career consequences Read more

Jul 13 2019

I know this isn’t the point, but I’m now incredibly curious about the agreement between the filmmakers and the extremely recognizable hunting brands (distinct camo patterns and at one point a glimpse of a logo) featured here.

Jul 2 2019

Aw, give him a chance. Have you seen Man from U.N.C.L.E.? That movie totally upended my assumptions about both him and Armie Hammer—they’re both funny and sharp in it. I think Cavill’s been handed a lot of clunky scripts. When he’s given interesting stuff to work with, he can deliver. 

Jun 8 2019

I thought the climate subtext was frankly pretty blatant, but even if I didn’t feel that to be the case, Mazin himself has been completely explicit about inviting the comparison of Chernobyl with climate change: Read more