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.

Oscars 2016: LGBTQ Edition

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Oscars

Should the story of a fraught lesbian relationship be told by a pair of heterosexual women? Is a cis man the best person to portray a very real trans woman? These are things I won’t remotely be addressing as I review two more movies for Oscar season. TL;DR Watch Carol, skip…

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Oscars 2016: Child Abuse Edition

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Oscars

Oscar season is upon us and that means my friends and family mainline nominees like junkies. This year I figured I’d take a different approach to looking at the films up for some of the bigger awards since so many seem to have come in pairs. So let’s take a look at the best…

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The Loss of Family

I have no family. Forget that I see my parents often, that I live with my wife (and our cat), and that I talk with and see a few of my cousins on a semi-regular basis. The message I constantly get from society is that I haven’t started building my…

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The Ballad of Han and Leia

Jurassic World, along with the slew of new Star Wars movies, have stirred up discussions on the Romantic Scoundrel. This archetype is not an easy one to pull off, as it takes a deft hand to keep a “scoundrel” from becoming a “bag of dicks”. All sorts of things can go…

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