A Defense of Game of Thrones’ Rape Depictions

Trigger and Spoiler Warning: This post will contain spoilers related to three rape scenes in Game of Thrones (the TV Show) up through the sixth episode of season five. I will also very generally compare the specific scenes and plot points of the A Song of Ice and Fire books related to those television scenes. [Read More...]

2014′s Song of the Year (to me)

Each of the last few years there’s one song that sort of dominates my mind for the year and becomes inextricably linked in my mind to the year it comes from. In 2014 that song was “Arrow” by Kacey Musgraves: I featured the song in one of my favorite posts of my writing this year, [Read More...]

Lykke Li’s “Gunshot”

Lykke Li’s “Gunshot” is on her 2014 album I Never Learn. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Captain Picard Sings “Let it Snow”

Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, in a Minor Key

Who knew there was such a hilariously sad song buried in “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”? H/T: Amber Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Postmodern Jukebox, Featuring Morgan James

These performances are just incredibly charming and infectious: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Star Wars—Without The Music

It’s not quite the same… Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Everything is Awesome!!!

A happy new song from Tegan and Sara and the Lonely Island! (I semi-watched The LEGO Movie while doing some work while the nieces and nephews were over a couple weeks ago. What I caught of it was great. Some really funny lines. Definitely want to get around to giving it a proper watch one of [Read More...]

Robin Williams’s Verdict on Life

Reading the various lamentations of the suicide of Robin Williams, I’m troubled by the tendency for people to take a single deed to define a man’s entire disposition towards life. There is a tendency to frame what happened as Williams losing his battle with depression. Or to take his act of suicide as his ultimate verdict [Read More...]


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