Neighbors 2: The Feminist Bromance We All Needed

The first Neighbors movie passed the Bechdel test, but it’s still very much a guys’ movie. The plot is centered primarily around male characters, and the women are all introduced into the story as the spouses, significant others, or sexual partners of the various male characters. Most notably, the very bright & very attractive Rose…

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Five Things Democrats Like Me Are Sick of Defending Obama On

It’s always frustrating to argue with people who refuse to acknowledge facts, but personally, I find it most frustrating when people on my own side refuse to acknowledge facts. I’m a proud liberal who has supported the Democrat in every presidential election since 1996, but if you’re a conservative who’s frustrated at fact-denying liberals, I’m…

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Dining for One in a Costco Food Court

“When you’re used to eating filet mignon, it’s kind of hard to go back to Hamburger Helper. It’s your choice, though, baby.” (-Jay Z) When I listened to Jay Z in middle school, his lyrics were a window into a reality I knew nothing about, but when listening to his more recent material, I see…

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Batman and Robin Are Not Lovers

No matter the quality of the production, the musical Annie almost always plays to sold-out houses and rakes in profits for a theatre. Even if the choreography and the sets are terrible, the kids are always cute, and the story is so heartwarming: an orphan girl escapes from her abusive “caretaker” and is taken in…

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Why Abusive Relationships Feel So Good

Why Abusive Relationships Feel So Good I hate the term “abusing drugs.” Addicts don’t abuse drugs; drugs abuse addicts. People dependent on drugs are victims, not abusers. My family is prone to addiction, and I’m often viewed as one of the lucky ones who stayed above it: I never did drugs, had no trouble quitting…

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A Less Cynical Explanation of Why Millennials Suck at Dating

A Less Cynical Explanation of Why Millennials Suck at Dating Divorced couples used to wait until the paperwork was finished before dating again, but divorced millennials don’t have time for that nonsense. My ex-wife and I were on dating sites immediately after separating, and in the two years since then, I’ve tried them all: Match,…

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