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Skating backwards

February 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

I grab the hips of Thimbleberry Slam and achieve her velocity as I pull past her, through the pack, past two of the other players and it’s me and Luna Stormborn. I approach the 112 on her back as she flails her forearm into the bridge of my nose. My knees falter as I check to see whether I have to exit the track (no blood, no play); nothing but ...

Sarah Polley, Geeta Patel and other filmmakers who deserve much more

January 29, 2015 // 1 Comment

Fun fact: there has been only one woman to ever win an Academy Award for Best Director. It was Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker back in 2009. Besides Bigelow, there have only been three other female directors ever even nominated. The Academy Awards have been happening since 1929. 1929. Only four women. Ever. Let that sink in. As we have ...

Watch a thing: ‘Broad City’

January 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

While living in China I had limited access to the Internet. Google was hard to live without but the true struggle was not having access to television. Luckily, the Comedy Central app worked for the first few weeks and that is when I discovered ‘Broad City.’ I binged watched the entire first season and it was magical. Before moving to China, I ...

The best things about Sleater-Kinney’s ‘No Cities To Love’

January 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

This isn’t the first time I have expressed my love for Sleater-Kinney on UNDER_WIRE and it probably won’t be my last. However, this is really important stuff we’re dealing with. If you have being paying attention to any of the major music news sources, you know that 90s riot grrrl indie rock band from Olympia, WA, Sleater-Kinney, ...

On being irrationally embarrassed about learning guitar

January 20, 2015 // 2 Comments

I lived in Los Angeles over the summer and I am probably the only person who has ever moved to LA and found myself with a lot of free time. This is because I am a bit of a loner who absolutely does not want to go to the Lana Del Rey concert at the Hollywood Bowl “just for fun.” Anyway, I bought a guitar. It was actually like, a 12-year-old’s ...

Nicole’s Button Poetry black hole

December 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

Deep within the compound of the YouTube world lies the magical land of Button Poetry. This channel is one that you can immerse yourself in for hours and hours, sometimes when you don’t even intend to. It’s feminist, it’s progressive and it’s always full of poets who care. Here are five of my favorite slam poems by five ...

Watch a thing: Obvious Child

November 13, 2014 // 0 Comments

I’m gonna be totally honest…I went to see this movie because of Jenny Slate. Actually, because of Jenny Slate’s character in Parks and Recreation: Mona Lisa Saperstein. I love her so much. But I of course went for other reasons (besides the pizza and on-tap Kombucha at the Laurelhurst Theater). This little indie comedy tackles ...

In which I briefly geek out about St. Vincent and queer visibility

November 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

As St. Vincent wraps up her earth-shattering guitar solo at the end of her first song of the night, she greets the audience with a wide-eyed stare, a devious smirk and a lot of love. “A special welcome to all the freaks and the others. And a very special welcome to those of us who don’t find ourselves quite settled in either male or female ...

Return of Kings: a photographic journey through the minds of a bunch of idiots

October 27, 2014 // 0 Comments

Although I do believe with my whole heart that stupid, misogynistic websites like Return of Kings should be avoided simply because oh you know, they are 1. run by fedora-wearing, basement-dwelling pieces of shit, 2. not backed by any facts what-so-ever and 3. gross gross gross, sometimes I do get lost on them in my own bubble of rage. I thought I ...

What Happened this Week: Friday Links

October 24, 2014 // 0 Comments

Curious about what’s been happening on the web this week? Here’s your round-up of events, issues, and news of the day: Felicia Day spoke out about #GamerGate and was promptly doxxed, just as she feared. How well does Hollywood deal with and portray mental illness, pretty poorly, as it happens. Despite the fact that people with mental illness ...
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