A protest in solidarity with Ferguson activists in August. Photo by Light Brigading via Creative Commons.
Growing up as a black kid in a near-completely white Virginia suburb, I was never taught that racism had real life implications. At school, the most relevant mentions of race usually involved Token from South Park, the beloved character from a wholesome family show most of us watched and enjoyed.
Horror films are fertile ground for conversations about gender, fear, and body fluids. On this show, writer Sarah Marshall lays out her favorite underrated horror heroines, we meet up with a "final girl" brunch club at Brooklyn's Nitehawk Cinema, and the ladies of Crimson Wave discuss the irony that even gore-fest films seem to fear the sight of menstrual blood. Plus: a conversation about alien abduction with Study Group Comics editor Shanna Matuszak.
Individual show segments and more ways to listen are below the cut.
So, I have this ex-girlfriend—we started dating in college when we lived in the same co-op, and maintained a mostly long distance relationship for about two and a half years afterward. It was challenging, to say the least. We probably were better suited to be friends than lovers in the first place, and the distance didn't help.