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Watchmen ep 6: Nostalgia

Watchmen ep 6, Nostalgia, is one of the best episodes of television I’ve watched this year, quite possibly ever. It’s specific about Will Reeve’s personal trauma and also clear-eyed about the national, generational trauma that white supremacy inflicts on our … Continue reading

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Before We Go: Before Sunrise with Captain America

So apparently what Captain America really wants to do is direct. Sadly, his directorial debut is less than marvelous (*groan*). To be fair, I don’t think Chris Evans’ direction is actually the problem with Before We Go, starring Evans and … Continue reading

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Reflections on Madonna and Child at the Met

At the Met today, I was moved in a new way by depictions of Mary and Jesus, especially those of Mary mourning Jesus’ death. The paintings and sculptures of Mary holding and cradling the baby Jesus made me think of … Continue reading

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Playing House: Your perfect summer treat

I’m loving Playing House right now, mostly because the two main characters, Emma and Maggie, remind me of my best friend Ashley and myself. They’re played by the creators of the show, Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair. The two … Continue reading

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I finally watched Fruitvale Station, and you should, too

Hi folks, Pop Goddess is back after a 2-year hiatus! My husband and I now have a 1 ½ -year-old baby boy, so that means all the movies I watch have to be on-demand on TV, and I’m a lot … Continue reading

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The Good Wife season finale recap

Hi folks – as promised, here’s my recap of The Good Wife’s season 4 finale, “What’s in the Box?” I thought it was a solid episode. I especially loved the scene between Peter and Will – a good example of … Continue reading

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Weekly recap: The Good Wife

Hi folks, I’ll post the link to my recap of last night’s finale within a day, but till then, check out my recap of the April 21 episode: Episode 21: A More Perfect Union

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Weekly recap: The Good Wife

Hi all – get ready for tonight’s episode of The Good Wife with my recap of the April 14 episode: The Good Wife, ep. 20: Rape – A Modern Perspective Couple things – they (the producers? showrunners?) changed the title … Continue reading

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Dancing the Gods: Nrityagram’s Odissi dance recital

I was lucky enough to attend an Odissi dance recital by the members of the Nrityagram dance company recently, and it was just as exhilarating as the first performance I saw last year. Unlike last year’s show, which included several … Continue reading

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Weekly recaps: Justified season finale and The Good Wife

Hi folks! Check out my recaps of this week’s episode of The Good Wife and the excellent season finale of Justified: The Good Wife, ep. 19: The Wheels of Justice Justified, ep. 13: Ghosts

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