Hi all — Emily here!
Since we’ve once again hit the truly entropic part of our respective grad school semesters, Kazia and I are going to take a couple of weeks off to get our grades submitted, our seminar papers and conference papers written, and our lives back in some semblance of order. We’re so very delighted that you’ve stuck with us, and we’ll be back soon — just as soon as the semester’s done and we can get back to watching fun tv and reading books that aren’t on syllabi! (We might post in the meantime, but our schedule will be a lot looser for the next few weeks.)
In the meantime, we hope you all have a delightful May. If you’re not yourself buried under papers and books and all of the accoutrements of the end of the semester, here are a few recommendations to amuse yourself with until we come back:
- the CW’s iZombie (if Veronica Mars and Pushing Daisies had a baby)
- Parul Sehgal’s NY Times article on being “flawless”
- A beautiful corollary to William Goldman’s “battle” with the S. Morgenstern estate over The Princess Bride
- Elif Batuman’s reflective New Yorker piece on Reading Racist Literature
- Rock and Riot, a new webcomic about two queer high school gangs in the 1950s
- Sarah Larson on Why We Love (Jonathan Crombie’s) Gilbert Blythe
- Jill Lepore’s piece for The New Yorker about the science and history behind Orphan Black
- T-Pain’s Tiny Desk Concert
Have fun — we’ll be back soon!