Analyzing Your Analyses

While I majored in creative writing, I took a lot of literature classes. This isn’t just because the courses are similar and I love to read— it’s because I love to analyze things. From books to movies to television, I love dissecting characters and their stories. I love picking apart symbolism. I love digging into [...]

Gay Doesn’t Mean Good

With the (albeit slow) rise of queer representation in media, the community has had more characters to relate to than ever. This positive forward progress is a good promise for the future, even if there’s still a lot of failure. However, not all media including or about queer people is good representation. This distinction and [...]

Why the Off-Color Humor of “Sunny” Works

Ever since the late 1940s, sitcoms have dominated the world of television. From The Honeymooners, to The Mary Tyler Moore Show, to Friends, to How I Met Your Mother, countless sitcoms have reached iconic status. The late ‘80s gave rise to the animated sitcom with The Simpsons. And, as sitcoms grew in popularity and variety [...]