So, I’ve broken my summer hiatus for good with this piece for Slate on one of my favorite movies, The Big Chill:

“The temptation is to see The Big Chill as a drama of privileged poses or a comedy of inside jokes, but we are surrounded, in popular culture, with increasingly diverse ethnographies of small groups and epics of small stakes. The Big Chill can’t and doesn’t speak for everybody, but isn’t that the point?”

(For what it’s worth, the original title of this piece was “Chill Wave,” which is, I think, a pretty cool title.)

The Big Chill and the Quarter-Life Crisis Film”



I’m on a bit of a hiatus from online writing this month while I’m traveling to visit family and do some research, but, this week, Meredith Blake of The Los Angeles Times was nice enough to interview me for a post-Emmy nomination think piece. But even better is that she quoted me right next to Diane Lockhart herself, Christine Baranski! For the win.

I’ll be back soon with new Dear Television and a few other projects.