Media Archive


Watching: Tidying Up with Marie Kondo

Before Marie Kondo’s show Tidying Up debuted on Netflix on January 1st, the only awareness I had of the KonMari method was watching Emily Gilmore declare her dining room chairs no longer brought her joy. One of my favorite scenes from the Gilmore Girls revival, but not really something that would get


Book Review: Out There: The Wildest Stories from Outside Magazine

I’ve never been a reader of Outside Magazine. I’ve read some of their pieces when someone shared them. And I knew it’s where authors like Jon Krakauer got their start. But when I see the magazine on the shelf it seems so focused on gear, which isn’t really an interest of mine.


Book Review: The Sky is Yours

I don’t like to review books I don’t finish. I don’t think it’s fair to the author. It could be their book just wasn’t for me. Or there might be a part further in that brings the whole thing together. But since I received The Sky Is Yours as a review copy,


Book Review: Fire on the Track

Fire on the Track: Betty Robinson and the Triumph of the Early Olympic Women by Roseanne Montillo was a book that caught my eye instantly when I saw it on Blogging For Books. A story about women changing what being feminine means? While they did something previously reserved for men? A tale of


Book Review: The Physics of Everyday Things

The Physics of Everyday Things by James Kakalios seemed like a book that I should really enjoy. I love learning details about things we take for granted. But I just couldn’t get into it. I started reading it in August and it just didn’t catch my interest. I skimmed it and moved


Book Review: How Music Works

How Music Works by David Byrne (founder of Talking Heads) is the second book of the same title I’ve read in recent years. I read John Powell’s How Music Works back in the summer of 2015. That book covers the sciencey side of music. How a note is made and why they work


Catching Up: Supergirl

Warning: Spoilers below I’m hooked on the CW’s Arrowverse. I realize it’s super corny, and it is basically a prime time soap opera but I love it anyway. (I was hooked on Nashville and Empire for a while, so maybe I have a type.) But I really wasn’t able to get into Supergirl


We Don’t Deserve You Diana

I was nervous about the Wonder Woman movie. Diana was finally getting her own movie, and it had to be perfect. This wasn’t going to be Daredevil where it goes bad but the character ends up with his own Netflix show. Or Green Lantern, where it was shrugged off as “well, DC


Book Review: The Moth Presents All These Wonders

The Moth is a nonprofit that’s dedicated to storytelling. They host events with different themes and have a podcast and radio show. It comes off to me as TED meets StoryCorps. When I requested The Moth Presents All These Wonders, I had no idea what The Moth was. I just saw it


Audiobook Sources

Back in November, I wrote about how I’m getting more interested in audiobooks. After which a friend messaged me asking for my favorite audiobook source. If one person had that question I’m sure more of you do as well. These are my two primary sources, now that Shelfie is shutting down: The