On Degrassi, no one is beautiful and everything hurts. If I had to sum up high school in a sentence, I couldn’t do much better than that.
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Isabel Cole is a writer and teacher living in Queens. Her favorite part of the school day is math. You can find her here.
I’ve found myself surprised by the ways I’ve returned to Dick over the years, how tenderly I catch myself thinking about it, the lightness that settles on me every time I watch it again.
Barry is about the lies we tell to live with ourselves, about characters caught between the truth and the stories that keep them safe.
Veronica Mars and Philip Marlowe share this: the palpable sense that their cynicism exactly stems from their compassion, that their hardness is the scar tissue of a heart they can’t stop the world from breaking over and over.
I want to be Big Dick Richie, drenching myself in water to the beat of my favorite song. I want to be that alive to the present moment, that connected to my own heart.
This is where humiliation lives: in the gap between the self we want to be and the self we actually are.
For all its silliness and strangeness and morally questionable underpinnings, Iron Man 3 offers less a manual on how to overcome trauma than a rough and complicated picture of what that might look like.