Short essay on Collective Solidarity (And Patreon Updates)

Review of Potential History: Unlearning Imperalism: Review of Our History is Our Future: Communal Care: Responsibility: Short Essay on Collective Solidarity Today I’m going to write a bit about how we live locally with one another, and how that impacts our present, future, past, and the world at large. It’s a big… Continue reading Short essay on Collective Solidarity (And Patreon Updates)

Review: Beyond Black and White by Manning Marable

Review: Beyond Black and White: From Civil Rights to Barack Obama This book is a comprehensive history and critical analysis of the events from the Civil Rights era of the 1960s all the way through the election of President Obama. Manning Marable backs up each essay with scores of intensive statistics and data to further… Continue reading Review: Beyond Black and White by Manning Marable

Review: Green Gone Wrong

In an effort to seek out solutions to some of the questions in my earlier essays, I read the nonfiction book titles Green Gone Wrong : Dispatches from the Front Lines of Eco-capitalism by Heather Rogers. In a time where the UN has put out a major call to combat the growing climate catastrophe, this… Continue reading Review: Green Gone Wrong

So You Want to Talk About Race

So You Want to Talk about Race by Ijeoma Oluo I first heard about this book while it was being written. I follow Ijeoma Oluo’s Facebook Page and Twitter, and enjoy her witty analysis of current events, odd happenstance, and biting mic drops. Finding her voice was partly due to a friend I know who… Continue reading So You Want to Talk About Race

A Wrinkle in Time

When I was a child, I read Madeline L’Engle’s books to death. A Wrinkle in Time was one of my ultimate favorites, and I read it nearly as many times as I read A Ring of Endless Light (from her Austin series). There was this sense of magic despite the science nature of the Murray’s… Continue reading A Wrinkle in Time

Review of The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisen

The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin My rating: 5 of 5 stars When I first started this book, the use of second-person as a narrative surprised me, but as the story wove its way through the characters’ lives, I found a fascinating use of third person and second person that gave the narrative a gorgeous… Continue reading Review of The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisen

Review: Arrival

Review: Arrival I mean to post this a few months ago after my third watch of the movie, but time got away from me, so I post it now. This movie usurped Interstellar’s place as my favorite movie ever. Read below for my review. It is spoiler free. Amy Adams stars as Dr Louise Banks,… Continue reading Review: Arrival

Review: Who you’re gonna call? Ghostbusters! (2016)

  When I first heard of a new Ghostbusters movie, I figured it would be a rehash of the old movie with guy actors, where they wouldn’t really do anything new except update the humor with present day gags. I had no plan to watch it at all until I discovered the twist: four female… Continue reading Review: Who you’re gonna call? Ghostbusters! (2016)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

I loved Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It’s everything I always wanted from Star Wars, where they had complex, nuanced women protagonists and people of color. This diversity made the film’s great acting, dialogue, and story even more engrossing. It also hearkened back to some of the best moments of the original trilogy of IV,… Continue reading Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Review: Zootopia

My partner and I decided to see Zootopia, mostly because it had astronomically high good ratings on Rotten Tomatoes, and its trailer revealed an possibly cute story about an animal world that struggles with discrimination. Most of the marketing made it seem like a B-Disney movie. What we discovered instead was an incredibly deep story… Continue reading Review: Zootopia