Needing Taylor Swift, now more than ever

I might have been a bit premature a couple of weeks ago when I said with the election over, the anger permeating our country would dissipate. Whoops!

Instead, we have descended into a bitter division. We have protests against the president elect before he’s even taken office. We have the same president elect crying that the theater should be a safe space for his vice president elect.

We need a voice we can all listen to, to tell us what to do, so we have something extra to be thankful for.

We need Taylor Swift. Continue reading

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The message behind The Angry Birds Movie

This weekend, the #1 movie in America was The Angry Birds Movie.

Based on the once-popular mobile game and brought to life by movie makers’ rapidly drying well of ideas, the film tells the simple story of birds who are angry at pigs for stealing their eggs, and slingshotting themselves across the land to stop the pigs.

That’s the story behind the game, anyway. The movie tells a much deeper, darker tale. Continue reading