Music

A Song I Am Obsessed With: ‘To the Top’ by Twin Shadow

I have always been able to listen to a single song ad nauseam. On car rides, Mom would put a cap of two repeats of a song before we had to move on to another, because she could only listen to The Belly Button Song so many times. (Nowadays, I can’t blame her for that one.)… Continue reading A Song I Am Obsessed With: ‘To the Top’ by Twin Shadow

Pop Culture · Superheroes

In Defense of Not Seeing Ant-Man

More than one person has asked me, knowing my penchant of superhero movies, if I have seen the newest Marvel movie Ant-Man. And I try to explain (calmly, without getting on any soapbox) no, I did not want to see Ant-Man. Sometimes that is enough, but most of my friends who know me look at me curiously,… Continue reading In Defense of Not Seeing Ant-Man

Community · Dance

A Contribution to the Discussion of Sexual Harassment in the Swing Dance Community

On January 22, 2015, my friend and fellow Lindy hopper Sarah Sullivan posted an account of sexual harassment experiences with Steven Mitchell when she was a teenager. Since then several named women came forward with similar experiences with the world renowned and respected swing dance instructor. The response on the whole is overwhelmingly positive, with blaming victims and… Continue reading A Contribution to the Discussion of Sexual Harassment in the Swing Dance Community

Dance

Things I Learned While Being Injured at Lindy Focus

That’s right. I got injured on the first night of Lindy Focus, THE biggest swing dance event on the east coast and probably the whole of the North America. I slipped on a patch of wax and landed on my foot the wrong way. I tried to persevere but after a minute or two of… Continue reading Things I Learned While Being Injured at Lindy Focus