My weekly review of Doctor Who at TV.com!
I was on Alie & Georgia’s podcast Slumber Party, and it’s literally just like listening to me hang out with two of my favorite ladies.
This is a comic that Esme and I collaborated on for Rookie- I wrote the text, she drew the rad images! It’s about my understanding of what sex was through my lifetime.
I collaborated with an awesome photoshopper for this post for TheFW.com where I reimagine horror movies as YA horror novels.
New episode of Fetch Quest, the animated show about video games I wrote for and helped voice!
Hi there! So if Gynomite seems a bit sparse these days, it’s because I’m doing a bit of a reorg. This blog, running for five years now, is everything I like, but I have set up a Tumblr that is more focused on body image and self-esteem, as part of a larger project I’m working on. It’ll cull stuff from Gynomite and also have a bunch of new stuff too. Go follow!
Let’s all celebrate Reese Witherspoon getting arrested (and releasing a pretty classy statement).
New Indoor Kids episode up today, with Blair Butler and FilmCritHulk, discussing everything Bioshock: Infinite! Full of spoilers- you have been warned!
My review of Doctor Who at TV.com!
An interesting look at how TV works now and why some of your favorite shows get axed.
New Doctor Who review from me is up at TV.com!
Yikes, we need some sexism Avengers.
I’ve started blogging for Elizabeth Banks! Yup. First post- how the reality of living in Game of Thrones time isn’t as cool as the fantasy.
These Dove ads will make you cry. Thanks Amanda!
Belief in a punitive God is correlated with poor mental health, and belief in a loving God is correlated with less poor mental health qualities. Interesting, huh?
New Indoor Kids is up, with Tom Bissell as our guest!
A gorgeous look at cheerleading uniforms from the 80s, at Jezebel.
A nice examination of how young women are portrayed in popular shows like Game of Thrones and Mad Men, using YA archetypes.
Half of Justin Bieber’s followers are fake. I’ll file this under “things that make me feel smug for no reason”.
This just in: Kid Rock makes sense!
I loved this post from Naomi at Rookie about hibernating from the world because of an illness.
New episode of Fetch Quest! Listen up, I do a bunch of the voices in this one!
I wrote for and helped voice this new animated series at Geek and Sundry called Fetch Quest! Watch and you’ll hear me yelling!
A really fun juicy post on what may happen at the end of Mad Men. (No spoilers, just speculation.)
I appeared on the Nerdist podcast JV Club with Janet Varney, discussing my teenage years in North Carolina. As a bonus, here’s the Tumblr borne out of that appearance- HotDogWarmChurchFeet.tumblr.com.
I didn’t hear about this case when it happened, so pardon me for being late: In 2007, two goth kids were walking home around 1am when they were attacked by a bunch of teenagers. Both went into a coma. The girl, Sophie Lancaster, died. As a result of her family’s tireless campaigning, being attacked for looking goth/emo/alternative is now considered a hate crime in Manchester. Read all about it here.
Also, my review of Doctor Who at TV.com!
New Indoor Kids episode up today, with Blair Herter and Jessica Chobot talking babies and Bioshock!
This was a fascinating read in Entertainment Weekly about how we have way less sex scenes in movies now, even when the movie stars a woman who is a sex addict or prostitute. Blame kids and their disposable income.
The top 5 runway casting directors talk about why runway shows are often so white. It’ll probably make you mad.
New Indoor Kids episode up, with Ivan Van Norman from King of the Nerds talking tabletop games versus video games!
Period panties exist, and they can be yours for as little as $24.
I wrote a review of the newest Doctor Who at TV.com!
VICE chats with the “dirty girls” (from a few Gynomite’s Reading Rooms ago) 17 years later.
I was on the 50th Harmontown episode, because my husband Kumail proposed to me on it. Listen if you like.
The Tacocopter will bring you tacos. If you’re in San Francisco.
I just found this old ad from the Nerdist BBC show I was on last season and it made me smile, so I’m posting it here. I just guested on the new season and it should be on the air soon!
I probably won’t be blogging much over the next couple of days, but in the meantime, here are some fun things for you to look at and read.
This post is fantastic because not only do you find out what celebrities dated back in the day (Kathy Griffin and Jack Black!), but you also get to see tons of pics of celebrities when they were very very young and sharp.
This is a lovely profile on the lovely Tig Notaro in Elle magazine, a sentence I never thought I’d write.
I am very interested in how we choose to perform our age. Age, like gender, is a thing to be performed. I read an interview with Liz Taylor that talked about how actresses now all want to seem like children, but in her day, actresses all just wanted to be seen as grownups because it was the only way to be taken seriously. If you look at a picture of Liz Taylor at 21 and Sandra Bullock at 21, they look years apart. A friend of mine who is in his mid-20s is dating a girl who is probably 22, and she and I frequently show up wearing similar outfits. I’m over ten years older than her. I would like to think that somehow I’ve done something to age-appropriate my outfits a bit, but that’s up for debate. Regardless, I like how I dress, and I know how to pull out grownup stuff when I have meetings, and I’m lucky that I get to dress like a lunatic at work. Because of all this, I’m very interested in seeing two celebrities who are the same age, chronologically, that seem very far apart developmentally. Here are two posts devoted to that topic.
Shia LeBeouf continues to fascinate.
It’s amazing how much more interesting the Today show is now that we know all its dark secrets.
This week, the Indoor Kids, the podcast I do with my husband Kumail, welcomes Steven Yeun from The Walking Dead! One of my favorite episodes!
This is a cold-blooded, “daaaaaamn” PSA about rape that was made in Scotland. Enjoy! (no trigger warnings)
Victoria’s Secret is making a line of clothing and underwear aimed at teens and adolescents… or are they? (Spoiler alert: the most likely are)
Flapper dictionary from 1922! I want to believe these are real and not just some fun prank that a sassy flapper played on a journalist, but come on…. monogolist?
Our friends Blair and Jessica had a baby, and Blair is blogging about being a new Dad every day. It’s adorable and sweet and hilarious.
I am impressed with the thoughtfulness of this ranking of all 27 seasons of The Real World, done by Vulture and sent to me by my childhood friend Christine, who has been awesome for a good 24ish years now. (I can’t speak to her pre-3rd grade years, I didn’t know her then.)
The backlash to the NYMag piece on feminist housewives is in full swing. In this edition: the author, Lisa Miller, tries to set her article in opposition to Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In and gets dealt with.
American Eagle reveals their new plan for the skinniest jeans ever: spray on jeans. An early April Fools joke, or history being made?
MTV is airing old seasons of Real World, marathon-style, all this weekend. In other news, I have canceled all my plans for this weekend. Never forget PeanutButterGate.
Now this is a White House petition I can get behind: requiring Senators to wear the logos of the corporations that back them, like race car drivers do.
Gucci Mane fell asleep during a sex scene in Spring Breakers and blamed pot. Yup.
Jon Hamm has a big penis.
I don’t agree with Lily Tomlin 100%, but I do like her comments on young girls’ sexuality.
Green Street Methodist Church in my hometown has refused to marry another couple until gay people can marry. Maybe this is the legacy my milquetoast religious brethren can get behind…
How beauty pageant contestants‘ bodies were judged in the 1950s.
Matt Wyatt told me about this yesterday- a high schooler in the mid 90s made a documentary about the “dirty girls” in town who didn’t give a shit what anyone thought of them. It’s an amazing slice of the 90s. A must watch.