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Arielle Zibrak

Pleasure-y Guilts: The True Meaning of Christmas Movies

Holly is a dedicated social worker who can’t make time for love. Even as a teenager, she was the only one of her friends...

On the Mat We’re Briefly Perfect: On Netflix’s “Cheer”

There is a moment after a cheer team floats into their pyramid when they hang still in mid-air, creating the impression that time has...

Dancing at Lizzo’s Wedding 

I recently, unexpectedly, almost died. And then after that, I had to sit around in some of the worst pain I’ve known, thinking, as...

A Version of “A Star is Born” that Could Have Won Best Picture

(This has all the spoilers if you want to watch the movie that Bradley Cooper made.) Basically all of my feelings about “A Star is...

Sexy Beasts

As our world unravels hysterically around us, it is perhaps unsurprising that internet audiences have turned to seemingly lighter fare for succor. Netflix doesn’t...

On Amish Time

Awhile ago, having just moved to Ohio from the east coast, I decided to spend New Year’s Eve with the Amish. Well, not really...

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