Today I almost walked out of a digital technology conference. Seattle, I love us. But more and more, I’m surrounded by disparities between wealth and poverty … and nobody outside of society’s margins seems to notice. Last night, I slept at a women’s shelter as an overnight volunteer. This morning, I listened as a well-known … More Seattle’s Tech Industry: Poverty and Income Disparities We All Ignore
Since wrestling through — at the risk of sounding overdramatic — a crisis of faith a couple years ago, I’ve found the experience of taking Communion to be deeply powerful. The Eucharistic mystery, entering into communion with God through the body and blood of Christ, is something precious to every Christian branch and denomination. I’ve experienced strong feelings of … More Taking Communion in an Imperfect Community
I tried it. The Unicorn Frappuccino. The bright pink coffee-less Starbucks creation broke the internet when news of it’s arrival leaked a few days ago. Now we’re on day 2 of the sugary drink’s blink-and-you’ll-miss it 5-day run. Like anyone on the internet, I’ve found Unicorn Frappuccino madness pretty hard to ignore. But when I caved … More Unicorn Frappuccino: How Starbucks Is Lowkey Educating Us on Social Media Manipulation
This will sound incredibly strange, to pretty much everyone, but tomorrow is my favorite day of the entire year. Holy Saturday. Yeah, I know. By all accounts, this should be the worst possible day. Holy Saturday is the day after Jesus was killed. If you were one of his followers, you probably feel numb. By … More Holy Saturday: Gutted with Loss and Completely Hopeless
Over the past few years, TV has become more diverse. Not shockingly so: most lead characters on primetime shows are still white. But there’s no doubt that the number of black (or Asian) friends and supporting characters is increasing. It’s a small step, but still progress. And a larger number of shows, like Scandal and … More Race on CW’s Riverdale: What’s Different from the Archie Comics?
On March 21, CW’s The Flash aired its musical episode … a crossover with sister show Supergirl that’s been getting a bit of media buzz. If you ask iTunes, Barry’s (Grant Gustin) sweet serenade to Iris (Candice Patton) with “Coming Home to You” was the most popular song of the night. But I can’t stop listening … More The Flash’s “Put a Little Love In Your Heart” with Cisco and Winn: In-Depth Rewatch
Back in 2011, I couldn’t get enough of Glee, Fox’s quirky musical comedy about high school misfits. My favorite Glee actor was Darren Criss: at the time, relatively unknown outside of his work writing songs for, and starring as Harry in, the fan-made YouTube hit A Very Potter Musical. But Glee has been off the air for a couple of years. And while I … More Glee Reunion: Darren Criss in The Flash-Supergirl Musical Episode