Friday, November 22, 2013

Time to Retire 'Camelot'

Continuing to refer to the JFK presidency as 'Camelot' doesn't do justice to either the administration or the man. Unpacking some literary and political mythology in The Guardian.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

How Do We *Really* Protect Kids?

Giving cinematic depictions of sex a higher rating (see: Blue Is the Warmest Color's NC-17 rating) while giving violence a pass has strong historical precedent...and needs to be made history. In The Guardian.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Clean your drunken, warty, lazy, knobby plate!

Heirloom vegetables have some pretty wild names - and terrific history. Ever hear of the Drunken Woman Frizzy-Headed Lettuce? Read more at the Boston Globe.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

It's 1968 on Mad Men, and the Women Are Speaking Up

It has been far too long, but I was thrilled to write this piece for the Guardian, discussing Mad Men, the realities of women's opportunities in 1968, and the dawn of the Women's Liberation Movement. You can read the piece HERE.