Some Valentine’s Day Insight

What to Listen to: Bruce Springsteen

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Bruce performing in DC in September 2012.

No playlist is complete without at least a few of the Boss’s hits.  I have my parents to thank for introducing me to Bruce’s music, which I used to sing along to before I even knew what the lyrics meant.  At a very spry 64, Springsteen is still a force to be reckoned with on stage – running and jumping while belting both hits and deep cuts from his impressive catalog.  I saw him perform in the summer of 2012 in Boston, and the following fall in DC and couldn’t have enjoyed the shows more!  The energy and camaraderie among fans makes for a for an exciting and memorable experience. (more…)

What does it mean to be a feminist today?

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This isn’t one of those posts where I present a question in the title then provide you with a neat answer once you read along.  In fact, the answer is far from neat – I can hardly begin to tackle it.  Let’s start with a quick definition before I lose any readers.  To me, a feminist is a person who believes in the equality of women and men and one who doesn’t shy away from addressing or recognizing the instances of inequality that regularly affect our society. (more…)

What to Watch: Breaking Bad

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We really can’t go any further as friends until you’ve seen all five seasons of AMC’s dramatic masterpiece.  For now, I’ll suggest some of the “can’t miss” episodes that we can chat about later – once you’re all caught up, of course.

Season 1: Episode 7 “A No-Rough-Stuff-Type Deal”
Season 2: Episode 8 “Better Call Saul”
Season 3: Episodes 12 & 13 “Half Measures” & “Full Measure”
Season 4: Episode 14 “Face Off”
Season 5: THE ENTIRE SEASON

What to Watch: The Office

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When I was younger, I loved The Office for it’s hilarity, alone.  Then I had an office job or two, and I connected to it on another level.  Today, as an aspiring television writer, I can recognize the comedic genius in the writing of the show.  Way to go, Greg Daniels and company.  Check out some of my favorite episodes on Netflix

Season 1: Episode 2 “Diversity Day”
Season 2: Episode 12 “The Injury”
Season 3: Episode 9 “The Convict”
Season 4: Episode 1 “Fun Run”

Beyond “Girls”: What’s life really like for women in their twenties?

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What’s it like being a woman in her twenties these days?  Confusing?  Difficult?  Painful?  Exciting?  Invigorating?  Fun?  All of these, actually, but adjectives can hardly begin to cover what’s going on.  Some days, it’s like an episode of Girls, filled with blossoming romance or crushing heartbreak, career triumphs or office faux pas, dreaming about the future or pining for a past blurred by nostalgia… except it’s often even more dramatic.  Others, it’s about as eventful as the unpaid internship where most of your time is spent walking to the copy machine and back and lusting for a fix of your Twitter feed.  I can really only speak for myself, but I like to talk so I’ll just assume permission and speak collectively for the women of my generation.  Stick around to hear what I have to say.