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Alicia Kania


Atomic Blonde’s One Glaring Mistake (and How a Sequel Could Fix It)

Delphine deserved better than this toxic, cliche trope.

For everything this film gets right, there is one misstep that left a bad taste in my mouth, especially because of how groundbreaking (and easy!) the opposite outcome would have been. Read more.


30 Human Behaviors I Still Don’t Understand at Age 30

Are you guys ok?

This isn’t me being judgey or turning up my nose at other people. I’m genuinely baffled. If you do the things on this list, I’m quietly wondering if you have some kind of superhuman abilities that I’m missing out on. I’m also maybe the tiniest bit concerned for you. Read more.


13 Completely Necessary Mermaid Accessories for Summer

Embrace a mermaid aesthetic this year...or else

If land people everywhere don’t incorporate the maximum amount of mermaids into our summer essentials, the whole season is literally cancelled. Flip-flops and snow cones aren’t going to cut it, alright? The sea goddess Salacia is watching, and she must be appeased. Read more.

#feels, #rando

10 Sleigh Bells Songs that Double as Incantations in the Event of an Apocalypse

When it comes to living your best crone life, the music that speaks to your heart should not go ignored. And when it comes to surviving the impending and probably inevitable apocalypse, we all need to be prepared. Read more.

#dothething, #rando

Happy Earth Day, Fellow Earthlings!

A guest from another world prepares for this planet's pinnacle holiday

As an honorary Earthling still experiencing my first solar revolution on this planet, I want to make sure I don’t squander my chance to enjoy the pinnacle holiday on this incredible world. Read more.

#ideas, #popculture

Four Matrix Spin-Off Ideas that Wouldn’t Suck

While I’m side-eyeing the idea of a Morpheus prequel without the Wachowskis pretty hard, I agree that the Matrix universe provides a rich and interesting world for potential spin-offs. Read more.

#dothething, #rando

7 Distracting Questions to Ask Your Personal Trainer

Hack your workout with these fresh, delightful quips

Everyone needs the ability to distract your personal trainer and entertain them at the same time. If they’re laughing and miscounting your lunges, everyone wins! (Sort of.) Read more.

#dothething, #popculture

Oh, Stars! Read the Wayfarers Series if You Love Yourself (and Great Sci-fi)

Becky Chambers's books are the feel-good space adventures you need right now

I’m someone who often turns to fiction for escape, so I’m particularly drawn to stories that offer a joyful, immersive experience. And when those stories happen to take place literal worlds away? Sign me the hell up. Read more.

#feels, #popculture

From Broadway to Dallas: Beloved, Bizarre Rock Musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch

In which a die-hard Hedhead attends the national tour of her favorite show (this time with her mother)

Having seen the show on Broadway in New York, I was intrigued to see what the new traveling production would bring. The most beautiful thing about the tour might be that it will inevitably create more Hedheads. Read more.

#feels, #popculture

Five Pivotal Friendships in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Warning: So Many Feels Ahead

For all that there is to be said about Rogue One's strengths and shortcomings, one thing it gets absolutely right is character dynamics. I turned to the companion materials and fan-created works for a little more insight into some of the most powerful character relationships in the film. Read more.