'Girls' finale discussion thread.

I failed to recap the 9th and 10th episode of Girls and presume everyone's seen the (excellent) finale, so I'll just make this post a space for debating the different theses put forth by the finale. » 3/28/15 9:04am Saturday 9:04am

'Girls' recap: best friendulums forever.

Ted (Hannahfather) tells Loreen (Hannahmother) as they're leaving therapy he's gay, he always has been, although he doesn't make any explicit avowals of homosexual behavior because he feels a sort of loyalty to Loreen, he's watched gay porn but he probably hasn't even cradled a cock in his mouth like a gay lozenge.… » 3/09/15 2:18am 3/09/15 2:18am

Late 'Girls' recap: Hannah learns a lesson

I'm not quite sure what the requirements for being a teacher are but I know it requires a bachelor's degree, unless you teach in a New York private school, in which case you only need familiarity with Oedipus Rex and a 6th grade education, according to Fran, a man with an ambiguously-gendered name in the vein of Sandy… » 3/04/15 8:00am 3/04/15 8:00am

'Girls': the very special abortion episode.

Huge episode of Girls tonight. The fourth season of Girls is now mounting what is sure to be a momentous climax in which the very souls of the Girls could be in danger from the villanous spectre of responsibility in terms of relationships and careers. » 2/23/15 5:08am 2/23/15 5:08am

'Girls' recap: Hannah, hikikomori

I suppose that as soon as Hannah decided to move to Iowa the plausibility of her continuing relationship with Adam, whose burgeoning career most definitely required him to stay in New York City (for what opportunities are there in flyover country?) became nil. Now we see the consequences of her rashness. » 2/16/15 4:43am 2/16/15 4:43am

Another 'Girls' recap: Hannah on the rocks.

I don't have any areas of expertise (perhaps filtering results for internet pornography?), and certainly not in the canons of television construction, but after this past Sunday's episode of Girls, Lena Dunham's ongoing documentary series on the anthropology of the American female, even I was able to see the creators… » 2/11/15 2:44am 2/11/15 2:44am

'Girls' recap: on the couch with Hannah.

Once again Hannah finds herself communicating with her New York friends by Skype on a Macbook. Sometimes I find these little tidbits of modern culture in media honest but at the same time terrifying for removing the barriers to pervasive communication that used to drive a lot of conflict. Now we can be present and… » 1/26/15 10:15am 1/26/15 10:15am

'Girls' recap: hedonism.

All there is in life is wheat. So begins Hannah's rabbithole trip into the heartland of America, which circulates the nourishing broth of wholesome creative values into the farthest corners of the nation. As I write this my head is leaning against my plastered walls and a strange, cooling draft is arising out of… » 1/19/15 10:20pm 1/19/15 10:20pm

'Girls' recap: tough love.

Earlier this evening was the fourth-season premiere of everyone's favorite television show, Girls. They continue their streak of self-serving theatrics because their lives are sad, and they do sad shit. » 1/12/15 2:40am 1/12/15 2:40am

„Why don't you just let the [            ] vote?“

One thing Selma handled masterfully is violence, the foreboding of violence, the insinuation of violence held back. In the aftermath of the first confrontation on Edmund Pettus Bridge, a young lady evades the blows of a state trooper's billy club (which, because he's a government employee, is not studded with… » 1/09/15 2:23am 1/09/15 2:23am

Excuse me, do you have a moment to talk about Jesus Christ?

It has been a long time since I stepped inside of a church, and what worried me most today was that I would spontaneously combust upon entering the building, the rays of sunlight filtered through the image of Christ piercing me like arrows, old ladies scooping holy water on me only for it to incite the flames, my… » 11/17/14 7:04pm 11/17/14 7:04pm

A review of Broke With Expensive Taste by Azealia Banks.

Azealia Banks' new album, Broke With Expensive Taste, which I have not purchased, is not listed on her Billboard.com chart history (eta: is now at № 30) and currently stands № 39 on Amazon.com, ahead of 'Miranda Lambert' and behind 'Metallica'. It deserves to be higher on this list, although not at № 1, even thought… » 11/13/14 1:56am 11/13/14 1:56am

The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher

First things first, I'm not a writer so I don't quite understand why this short story collection features a majority of previously published work. That seems kind of like recyclage to me. But I'm the sort of anal-retentive person who sorts his pencils by length then uses the longest pencil to sweep the erasers even so… » 10/08/14 9:15pm 10/08/14 9:15pm

A Vow of Luddism

I really am spending too much time on the internet and have a mind to take a brief entr'acte after two trivial listicles on literary matters. I will use this time to make improvements. » 7/25/14 12:47am 7/25/14 12:47am

A Visit To The Optometrist's

I must admit from the outset I did not have good intentions going in. What ailed my poor eyes were simple aches from the steady bath of LCD backglow I had bid them suffer this past decade. It wasn't the handcrafted lenses I needed so much as a fashionable square frame to draw out some intriguing definition from this… » 7/23/14 12:45am 7/23/14 12:45am