Monthly Archives: May 2013

Star Trek Into Darkness

If the revitalization of the Star Trek franchise is any indication, then I couldn’t reprimand you for raising your expectations for the next episode of Star Wars. J.J. Abrams saw an action series that doubled as a buddy comedy whose corniness had … Continue reading

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Mad Men S6 E9: The Better Half (updated)

AMC decided to be the only network that aired first-run episodes on Sunday, and, yes, that was problematic because it was Memorial Day weekend. But the real crime is that a new Mad Men aired on the same Sunday in which I … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones S3 E8: Second Sons

I believe this was the first episode since the premier to not feature my proclaimed star of S3, Jamie Lannister, and I must admit I missed the incestuous bastard. In fact, Second Sons played out more like how I thought this whole … Continue reading

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Mad Men S6 E8: The Crash

When you read cases in law school you’ll often catch in the excerpts that one of the parties to a case made what’s known as a “slippery slope” argument. (Bear with me.) The thinking goes that once you allow something … Continue reading

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I Don’t Give a Fuck That You’re Done with Exams

You can consider this a corollary to the Twitter Manifesto, but this is gonna be less like a list of rules and more like a rant.

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The Great Gatsby

The last time—full disclosure, the only time—I read The Great Gatsby was in the tenth grade, and quite coincidentally Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s very American, very necessary reminder that opulence can’t buy you everything feels sophomorically frozen. Luhrmann directs … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones S3 E7: The Bear and the Maiden Fair

If you know me at all, you know that I look forward to Game of Thrones as the potential highlight of my week. Every week. Immediately following the episode I have withdrawal, which is why I’ve been advocating (to no one in … Continue reading

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