I’m riffing off of my usual “news of the Jews” post that I put on this blog just before Rosh Hashanah. 😛 I’m not currently feeling the burning need to comment on anything going on, though certainly there’s been a lot this year in the Jewish world. I think part of the reason I don’t … More 5781 to 5782 in the year of this Jew
I suppose it’s not that surprising to admit I was a little disappointed by San Diego’s ComicCon@Home! My particular disappointment, aside from the obvious, stems from the fact that none of my favorite TV shows convened on virtual panels. *sniff* And in terms of any news, only one showed up at all! So that’s why … More One TV Poster that Dropped on 2021 San Diego ComicCon@Home (and three tv trailers that did not!)
WARNING: Spoilers Ahead! I’ve been putting off and putting off any sort of review of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” season four. Now, it’s been over a month since I’ve watched any of it, so things are fuzzy. Yet recently, I got wind of the fact that “The Handmaid’s Tale” is Hot Stuff again in the world … More Looking Back to “The Handmaid’s Tale” Season 4 & Forward to “Dune” Adaptation 3!
As a bibliophile, I’ve been following LitHub for years. Among other things, they release daily round ups of literary news, which often include shout outs or coverage of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. Without fail, they provide often legitimate criticism of Israel, as well as a general spotlight on the Palestinians, but absolutely no, to my recollection, … More Jewish Erasure and Podcasts About Israeli and Palestinian Literature
When the Shadow and Bone trailer came out a few months back, I knew the title. Leigh Bardugo, the author, is a familiar name. As a member of the “BookTube Community,” aka YouTube for literary content creators, Bardugo and her books come up regularly in videos that center around popular YA fantasy. But I couldn’t … More “Shadow and Bone” Adaptation as Literary Course Correction, plus a Bookish Call Out/Cancel Culture Caveat
This was supposed to be a sort of “Passover update” post, but that time has passed! As it stands now, in the counting of the Omer, we are closer to Shavuot, the holiday that commemorates Gd giving the Ten Commandments to the Israelites at Mount Sinai. It’s a narrative, see, starting at one place (slavery … More Wandering to Sinai, 5781
Well, first of all, on this blog, I’m still talking about season 5, even though the last episode aired over a month ago! 😛 So there’s that! To backtrack, I’ll bring up an entirely personal anecdote. I have tried several times to get my dad interested in watching The Expanse. I tried with season 1, … More What Makes Season 5 of “The Expanse” Different from the Rest of “The Expanse”?
In case it’s not obvious…warning for spoilers! 😛 The penultimate episode this year, “Winnipesaukee,” left most Expanse characters in a very precarious position. How could Naomi (Dominique Tipper) ensure that the Razorback not get too close to the Chetzemoka AND save her own life? How would Holden (Steven Strait) and the new crew survive Marco’s … More What do the Character Endings for “The Expanse” Season 5 Tell us about People?
Rolling out my beginning-of-year blogging tradition! It’s time to talk about Jewish Italy! To say it was an unprecedented year feels like an understatement. I found a variety of coronavirus-related Italian stories back near the beginning of the year, when numbers were high in the country. Other than that…not so much going on! An obligatory … More 2020: A Look Back at Jewish Italy
Midpoint Check In for “The Expanse” Season 5; Warning for Spoilers! In May of 2015, the Mary Sue, a feminist, ladies-run fandom blog, announced that they would no longer be covering Game of Thrones, then in its fifth season. Their reasoning? A plotline involving the rape of a major character, Sansa Stark. They wrote: In … More The Expanse: Naomi Nagata and Gendered Victimhood