Author Archives: pomegranatesandtea


I recently wrote a review for Margaret, an album made by Jason Webley and several other musicians, for Niche, but I still have some extraneous thoughts about it. Margaret is the story of Margaret Rucker, a poet born in 1907, who was rediscovered when Chicken John Rinaldi rediscovered a scrapbook about her entirely by chance in a […]

Kitchen Therapy

I scheduled a heavy course load this semester: three 500 level seminars, one 400, and one audited German class to make sure I don’t completely lose the language. All of those classes are several hours in the afternoon, meaning they don’t end until dinnertime Monday through Wednesday (5pm, 6pm, and 4:30pm respectively). This means that I’m extremely […]

Things I’ve Learned from the First Semester of Grad School

1). Make popcorn with hot sauce. When I say popcorn, I mean like corn kernels that you pop in a pot on the stove, not a bag you stick in the microwave. Philistine. No, seriously, bulk corn is better in every way, more cost effective than the boxed stuff, and also not nearly as hard […]

Exodus: White Washing in Action or Eyeliner Does Not Make You Historically Accurate or the Movie Industry is Problematic

Awhile ago, when the first trailer for Exodus was released, one of my professors recommend I watch it. Later that day when I did, I said, aloud, to the nobody that was in my apartment, “This is a farce.” I stand by that statement. I will be up front right now: I haven’t seen Exodus, I […]

An Open Letter to the Spider in my Apartment Part II: Balcony Edition

Dear Spider, As you probably heard in my last arachnid aimed missive, I declared that I was chill with you quarter-size giants who have declared the front door your territory. About two weeks ago, I noticed that you had expanded your empire to the lights by the back door, the door through which I enter the majority of […]

The Jennifer Lawrence Nudes

Before having the instinctual reaction of excitement and pleasure because naked pictures of several gorgeous, talented women have been posted to the internet, take a moment to think about why posting pictures of naked people, against their will, on the internet has become normalized. Think about how the pattern of circulating stolen, nude pictures of people, who […]

An Open Letter to the Spider in my Apartment

The fuck do you think you are. Waltzing into my domicile without so much as a by your leave is rude, not only to me but also to the other spiders already in residence here (I’m looking at you, gangly legged dude abiding in the uppermost corner of my shower. We’re cool.). You, black, disproportionate, […]