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Tillie Talk: Queer Time ‘On A Sunbeam’: Coming of Age in Space

Tillie Walden’s explores space, relationships, trauma, and time in her 2018 graphic novel On A Sunbeam.  Split in time, main character Mia has no sense of belonging. Out of place at boarding school and lost at her new job surrounded by people who have already formed connections to each other. Linking the past and the… Continue reading Tillie Talk: Queer Time ‘On A Sunbeam’: Coming of Age in Space

Tillie Talk: ‘Are You Listening’, Trauma, and Queer-Time

The title of Tillie Walden’s sixth graphic novel is a question: Are You Listening? For eighteen-year-old runaway Bea and her twenty-seven-year-old neighbour, Lou, answering that question is a complicated matter. The two women are in states of transition. Both literally, Bea and Lou are road tripping across Texas to Houston, and figuratively, they are in… Continue reading Tillie Talk: ‘Are You Listening’, Trauma, and Queer-Time

an exclusive interview with Eve the Cow, star of ‘First Cow’

The morning air is crisp, bitter almost. The leaves crunch underfoot as I walk through an anonymous Oregon woodland area. Outdooring is hardly my idea of a good time—hell I had to buy hiking boots just for this outing—but on the occasion, it’s a worthwhile venture. Using a hand-drawn map provided by Kelly Reichardt herself,… Continue reading an exclusive interview with Eve the Cow, star of ‘First Cow’

culture corner: July picks

Hello, greeting, salutations. It certainly has been a month! Having more time to write for this blog over the past few weeks has been a real treat. However, starting next week university will be resuming. This coming semester is looking outrageously busy (how am I mean to get a boyfriend with all this coursework???), and… Continue reading culture corner: July picks

did Carly Rae Jepsen write ‘Dedicated’ and ‘Dedicated Side B’ about ‘I’ll Give You The Sun?’

Yes. At face value Carly Rae Jepsen’s 2019 album, Dedicated, and 2020 album-length EP, Dedicated Side B, may appear to be perfect complementary objects for Jandy Nelson’s 2014 YA novel, I’ll Give You The Sun. But I’m here to tell you that you’re wrong. They’re more than that. I’m here to tell you that Dedicated… Continue reading did Carly Rae Jepsen write ‘Dedicated’ and ‘Dedicated Side B’ about ‘I’ll Give You The Sun?’

a walk & talk interview with HAIM

Este Haim’s copper Porsche—last seen in the music video for ‘Don’t Wanna’, the sixth single from HAIM’s third studio album, Women in Music Pt. III—is parked outside the New Beverly Cinema. Neither its owner, nor her sisters are anywhere in sight. I check my watch; the interview is set to start in one minute. Their… Continue reading a walk & talk interview with HAIM

every text i studied at university this semester: RANKED

So, I just finished university for the semester, and would you believe me if I told you that it was absolutely awful? Of course you would, we’re in the midst of a global pandemic, everything has been awful all the time, it feels like. Things aren’t actually awful all the time, naturally, there’s been many… Continue reading every text i studied at university this semester: RANKED

are animal sidekicks the hidden villains of the Barbie films?

Obviously, the answer is: YES. I would like to begin by reiterating that the Barbie franchise is inherently good, and I won’t hear any criticism on that front. That being said, SOME of the movies are most definitely NOT good. Obviously, the early fantasy-based films are the best, but there is one universal underlying problem… Continue reading are animal sidekicks the hidden villains of the Barbie films?