My Week in Media

This week I read, and loved, The Situation and the Story by Vivian Gornick.     I watched the Knick, because it’s on HBO for a bit, leading up to its second season. And it is so good. The camera/the feel/the characters/the dialogue/the story. All of it.   And I listened to the podcast Death, Sex, and Money, which in recent episodes focused… Read more →

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My Week in Media

  This week I watched The True Cost, a documentary about the social and environmental impacts of “fast fashion.” Watch it and cry. A lot. (Side note: It’s ok to cry when things hurt your heart! That’s just part of being alive! Stitch it back up. You can do it.) But after you cry, think some about what understanding and… Read more →


My Week in Media

Last Friday I watched David Oyelowo in “Nightingale”. It reminded me, strangely, of a stage performance by Carrie Mulligan in “Through a Glass Darkly”. Different stories and different characters, yeah, but a similarly honest approach to acting mental illness. “Nightingale” was terrifying and brutal. But what made it more troubling was how tender I felt towards the murderous main character.… Read more →


My Week in Media

This week I read page-turning thriller The Girl on the Train. I landed a sweet volunteer opportunity with one of my favorite literary magazines.   I was dazzled by the Netflix series Chef’s Table.   I fell in love with the She Does podcast and listened to five episodes in a row! It’s so good!!   This week I’m also… Read more →

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My Month in Media

This month I read A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara. I thought about linking to one of the many reviews coming out by the day (NPR, LA Times, etc.)… but I’d rather not warn you or inform your reading of it if you decide to pick it up for yourself. All I’ll say is it’s brutal and dazzling.   I also watched Rich… Read more →

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Some stills from recent film work.

I’ve neglected My Week in Media for the last, oh, month or so?   But it’s been worth it!   I’ve been less focused on consuming media as I have been on *making* it, thanks in part to a stellar film class at NYU’s journalism school, where I have to honor of working with some talented news and documentary peers… Read more →

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My Month in Media

This month in media:   I saw The Homesman at The Angelika.   Unfortunately I just couldn’t get into it. The tone shifts felt erratic and distracting. I felt a bit like I was being taught a lesson about genre and style. The characters and story felt secondary to the visual experiments with camera angles and movement. The swelling soundtrack reminded me… Read more →

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My Week in Media

This week I read a fantastic article about ancestry in Harpers by Maude Newton. I pre-ordered a bunch of books from my (the) Community Bookstore, including Dinner, A Playbook. Which is odd since, you know, I don’t have kids. But I love the Dinner a Love Story blog for the voice and writing style. It’s easy to ignore that the… Read more →