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Welcome to Sleepy Hollow

The plot: In the new Fox series from Star Trek scribes Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, British turncoat spy Ichabod Crane (his civilian gig was teaching History at Oxford) gives the Headless Horseman his name, fighting for George Washington in the Hudson Valley.  He subsequently blacks out, and wakes up 232 years later (a la Rip … Continue reading

Pop Culture Blind Spots And Finding The Human Side Of Our Icons

The price of my ticket has yet to contribute to Man of Steel’s $500 million (!) win at the box office.  But based on previous experience, I have a feeling that I won’t be seeing this one in theaters: I only just recently remedied one of my pop culture blind spots and finally saw The … Continue reading

Taking The Long View

I am very excited about the launch of the Millennial News Page that I worked on this spring at the Huffington Post.  I wanted to build space for a more nuanced counterpoint to the stories about how dire it is out there for Millennials, while showcasing HuffPost’s reporting about technology, careers, personal relationships and more.  

It’s An Honor Thing

This is it folks, Election Day is tomorrow. In the morning, I’ll go vote before the lines get too long, and by this time tomorrow night, I’ll be watching the returns. My plan is to stick with Stewart and Colbert for most of the night, but I think I’ll pop over to NBC every so … Continue reading

And We’re Back Online

Our power was finally restored this afternoon after losing it on Monday night.  I’m incredibly relieved, if not a little exhausted from all of it.  I’m thrilled to be back online again, but still very much aware of how hard people were hit by this storm.  I wanted to take a minute and say that … Continue reading

Adaptations, Romance and The Lizzie Bennet Diaries

  It’s in no way surprising that Hank Green and Bernie Su’s The Lizzie Bennet Diaries has caught on the way it has. They took one of literature’s most enduring (and most adapted) romances, updated it to the 21st century, and broke it down into pieces that are easily and readily consumed and shared by the fans … Continue reading