In this post, Vernacular’s resident satirist picks on their favorite shows and movies streaming for the month of August.
I have been rowing my way on a rowing machine through the fifth season of Vikings. It is a gloomy slog for the times I am deep involved in my own gloomy slog. Two things stand out to me, in… Read More ›
The show is hard to watch, at some points, for reasons you wouldn’t expect.
The magical world of Hilda, available as a graphic novel, and as an excellent animated series on Netflix, is a pure delight. The excellent first season introduces a world imbued with magical life and possibilities, where a complex web of… Read More ›
In Cobra Kai Season 2, Parents Watch Kids Navigate Cults They Created, Confront Dangers of one-size-fits-all Philosophies
Cobra Kai is a startling depiction of how cults start, recruit followers, and become dangerous.
Cobra Kai: After Fight Breaks Out at Strip Mall, Local Man Questions Whether White Men Without Guns are Dangerous
By Emilia Barrett SAN FERNANDO–After a fight broke out outside his bodega, DaSean Lopez found himself evaluating customers differently. “Before when a man came in looking all broken, buying domestic [beer] it wasn’t a thing. No one looked twice [at… Read More ›
I have spent too much of my reading energy, of late, hunched over edits on a forthcoming title. When my eyes hurt, and my kid is asleep, and the house is mostly quiet, I may stop and try to recharge… Read More ›
Sometimes, being late to the party is a good thing. Those who know me know the last few months have been a struggle, and that struggle has created a longing for comfort; to return to familiar places and stories long… Read More ›