Screw “Guilty Pleasures”: No More Cultural Taste Shaming
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Screw “Guilty Pleasures”: No More Cultural Taste Shaming

I read a brilliant piece yesterday called “In Defense of Schlock Music” where the author, Jody Rosen, proposes an argument for a genuine appreciation of Billy Joel and Journey. I’m not doing it justice– it’s awesome, go read it.  But it struck me as odd that we culturally feel some moral responsibility to only appreciate … Continue reading

The Sexy Sociopath: The Dangers of Pop Culture’s Irresistible Ineligible Bachelors
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The Sexy Sociopath: The Dangers of Pop Culture’s Irresistible Ineligible Bachelors

After (far too long of) a time perusing Tumblr and a misguided decision to see That Awkward Moment, it has dawned on me recently that our pop culture male romantic ideals are steadily moving into  two major groups: the delightfully curmudgeon mess– the “Manic Pixie Dream Guy” (more on this later)– and The Sexy Sociopath. … Continue reading

Every “Gilmore Girls” Love Interest, Ranked From Worst To Best
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Every “Gilmore Girls” Love Interest, Ranked From Worst To Best

The amount of time Julia Pepperwood and I have spent discussing the “doability” (technical term) of Gilmore Girls characters is, frankly, embarrassing. It started with your typical Jess vs. Dean debates in high school and has since evolved into dissecting the pros and cons of EVERY male character over Gmail. You get the idea. Since there … Continue reading