Nashville, Please Don’t Dress Up the Black Girl and then Give Her No Place to Go

Write February 12, 2014 Dear Nashville, Don’t turn my girl Zoey into the token—and thereby annoying and dispensible—black person. Give her a goal, a conflict, and reaction that any reasonable person would have. So she decides she wants to be a backup singer. I can get behind that.  She goes to audition and the gatekeeper … More Nashville, Please Don’t Dress Up the Black Girl and then Give Her No Place to Go

Fall TV Redux

And by the way, my only bliss this past week   Bliss October 21, 2013 Sorry I haven’t posted in awhile. I got hit with a family crisis—I didn’t even get to go to the art exhibit I’d been planning on for the past three weeks. It looks like everything is getting resolved, though, and … More Fall TV Redux

Breaking Bad Finale Watch Party in Albuquerque

“Anything really worthwhile is perishable.”—Bryan Cranston Bliss September 30, 2013 Text from me: Hey, Cyn, r u watching Breaking Bad? Want to go to the finale watch party on Sunday? Cynthia: Hey Shannon girl you know I’m watching Breaking Bad. Where’s the party??? “This parking lot is full,” said Cynthia as we drove around the … More Breaking Bad Finale Watch Party in Albuquerque