Things I’ve Written

things that got a fair amount of play online:

 

Below is a motley assortment of stuff I’ve written in (roughly) chronological order. Also there are some groupings by theme if you scroll down. Necessary evils, themes.

The Stuff in Art series I created for The Hairpin (Painful Groins in Art, Creepy Hands in Art, etc.) can all be seen here.

Louie“Man on the Brink”, on how the arc of this season of Louie seems to be about gradually challenging the audience to see Louie as an abuser. Elevator, Part 6 on Pamela, Part 1 (LA Review of Books)

The Hangover: a visual analysis of the Mad Men Season 7 Premiere (LA Review of Books)

Consensual Comedy: An Interview with Comedian Heather Gold (The Hairpin)

Marty, the Monster (True Detective Finale) (LA Review of Books)

Shakespeare Performance Art (House of Cards, Season 2) (LA Review of Books)

Brainwashing Woody (first published here, Excremental Virtue, republished at Buzzfeed)

“The Game Has To Stop” on Community Season 5 (LA Review of Books)

The Other Shoe re: Girls Season 3 ep. She Said Okay” (LA Review of Books)

Space Invaders (On Girls Season 3 premiere episodes “Females Only and “Truth Or Dare”) (LA Review of Books):

Why We Watch Netflix in the Middle of The Night (Dear TV at The Los Angeles Review of Books)

Against Pop Freud (Dear Television at The Los Angeles Review of Books)

The Amazing Disappearing Emmys: (PressPlay)

“Baby Mad Men and How Roger’s Going to Die” (Mad Men: Season 6 Episode 10, “A Tale of Two Cities”) (The New Republic)

“Mad Men as Minstrel Show” (Mad Men: Season 6 Episode 8, “The Crash”) (The New Republic)

“No to Profit”: Fighting 40 Years of Privatized Education in Chile (The Boston Review)

“Time to Go Home” Mad Men: Season 6 Episode 7: “Man With a Plan” (The New Republic)

“The Awful Over-Sympathizers of Mad Men” (On Mad Men: Season 6 Episode 5: “The Flood”) (The New Republic)

“Rhapsody in Beige” (Mad Men: Season 6 Premiere: “The Doorway”) (The New Republic)

Girls, Season 2 Finale, Together: “Girls in Drag” (The Los Angeles Review of Books)

Girls, Season 2, Video Games: “Sexiting Sexcapades” (The Los Angeles Review of Books)

Downton’s Third Act: Is the British Soap Stuck? (The New Republic)

Gollum’s Mother: On Marie Corelli (Los Angeles Review of Books)

Girls, Season 2, One Man’s Trash: “The Great Daisy” (Los Angeles Review of Books)

Girls, Season 2, Bad Friend: “Children’s Death Games” (Los Angeles Review of Books)

Girls, Season 2, I Get Ideas: “Bad Art and Betrayals” (Los Angeles Review of Books)

Girls, Season 2, Episode 1: Reality Bites (Los Angeles Review of Books)

Hello, Animal (Essay, The Awl)

How TV Uses Kids: Peanuts and the Perils of the Perfect Costume (Mindy Project) (Los Angeles Review of Books)

Go Back to Start, Do Not Pass Go (Los Angeles Review of Books)

Thoughts on Free Speech Logic and Violentacrez and follow-up post: On Ruining Violentacrez’s Life. (Excremental Virtue)

Romney-Dad: Conservatives in Comedy (Los Angeles Review of Books)

17th Century Recipes: Curd Cakes (The Awl)

Rom-Com Girl vs. Party Girl (Mindy Project, New Girl, female tropes) Los Angeles Review of Books)

Interview with ex-President of Chile Ricardo Lagos on the Student Movement Against the Privatization of Education (El Mostrador) (In Spanish)

Louie’s Choice: Lynch, Dads, and the Weird Chain of Causality (Dear Television)

Just Another Princess Movie (The New Inquiry)

RapeJoke and The Politeness Police: Louie, Tosh, and Episode 2 (Dear Television)

Louie Vs. Louis C.K.: Something Is Wrong (Dear Television)

Killing Carrie Bradshaw: Episode 9 of Girls (Dear Television)

December 12th Port Shutdown (n+1: Occupy! The OWS-Inspired Gazette #3)

The Livestream Ended: How I Got Off My Computer and Onto the Street at Occupy Oakland (The Awl)

Never Don’t Worry: In Which Dunham Kills Horror (Dear Television)

Are Women People? (The Hairpin)

The Golden Age of Dirty Talk (The Awl)

How To Make 17th-Century Delights: Whipp’d Syllabub (The Awl)

“The Fumes of the Wine Do Ascend,” And Other Pieces of 17th Century Drinking Wisdom (The Awl)

The 17th Century Breastoration: A Time Before Bras (The Hairpin)

The Mouse That Crawled Up Inside A Man, And Other Urban Legends of the 17th Century (The Awl)

Party Like It’s 1677 (The Hairpin)

Dear Athenian Mercury: The Nonreproductive Sex Issue (The Awl)

Joan Who Crawled Across London With A Candle Up Her Butt (The Hairpin)

The Punching Office: Where 17th-Century Ladies Go For Sex (The Hairpin)

Dear Athenian Mercury: Questions and Answers From the First Advice Column in English (The Awl)

Restore Your Virginity the 17th-Century Way (The Hairpin)

TV/Film Trends

Feminism

Sitcoms

Season 1
Season 2

Stories Skewing Feminist

Chile

Interesting Failures

Occupy

The Athenian Mercury, the 1st advice column in English

Louie

Season 3

On Social Media as Activism

17th Century Sexual Culture

Migraine

Of Books and Movies:

On Grieving:

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