Adam
Adam is a Jewish American who's sick of the white Christian male being America's "default" setting. For money he works in a public library because free books and information access are wonderful things. For love he writes here for his pet project, The Chaotic Neutral, which is always looking for more writers. You can follow him on Instagram, Goodreads, and at his oft neglected Twitter where he will try to post more, and probably live-tweet the Eurovision Song Contest.

A Brief Recess

Things have been getting a bit overwhelming in certain parts of life, so this site is going on a short hiatus. I am expecting it to be a summer vacation, though things will pop back up here I find something particularly pressing or noteworthy. Enjoy your summer, take care of…

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Eurovision 2019 – Semi-Finals 1

It’s that time of the year again; that magical time of pageantry, drama, excess, and singing. Yes, it’s time for Eurovision. This year we jet off to Israel because of last year’s winner, the banger Toy by Netta. But if you were hoping for a bop as purely appealing, tightly…

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Yom Hashoah at This Moment

Today is Yom Hashoah, the Jewish day of remembrance for the Holocaust. We remember that the Holocaust was a loss for the Jewish community at large, and not just those with European ancestry. I read an editorial published for today with the following quote: In the States, commemorating Yom HaShoah…

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Bury Your Gays: The Magicians and Further

spoilers ahead There’s a show about magic, foreign lands, and politics, that has repeatedly killed main characters, and it isn’t Game of Thrones. It’s The Magicians, a show that was billed as an edgy Harry Potter, but really has been more of a meta-commentary on “chosen one” fantasy writ larger.…

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Us: A Spoiler-Lite Review

Wow, this is turning out to be sort of difficult to write about. Going in to watch Us, it’s inevitable to try compare it to the layering and metaphors found in Get Out, either immediately upon completing the film or even while watching. I am guilty of trying to break…

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Buffy, Angel, and the Big Picture

Buffy the Vampire Slayer premiered as a TV show 22 years ago this week, on March 10th, 1997. In the years between then and now, Buffy has become a huge cultural touchstone. On a personal level, a subset of the Buffy fandom community has somewhat recently become a hugely important…

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And the Oscar Goes to… Gatekeeping?

Steven Spielberg, as the Academy Governor representing directors, has taken the stance that streaming companies like Netflix should only be able to compete for Emmy’s (as television features) and not Academy Awards. A little strange considering his most recent feature was Ready Player One, a messy amalgam of pop-culture references…

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