We’ve all seen the headlines.
A white person commits a crime, and its media coverage includes an excuse as to what happened—they were triggered; they snapped; they’ve always been kind and quiet; they were on Ambien—accompanied by a wholesome picture instead of a mugshot.
September 13 marks SSG's second birthday, and while my mom gives no credence to The Terrible Twos, I just might.
The second year of maintaining this site was far harder than the first. The newness had worn off, and while I still love television with the passion of a thousand stans, there was never enough time in the day or snark in my brain to write all that I've wanted to write.
It didn't help that Toupee Fiasco became president on my ACTUAL birthday, and because of his reign, it feels like lightyears of anxiety, fear and anger has past in the months since. Working through that and trying to reconcile how much the world has changed (or how much has much has been revealed how it truly is) has been a major challenge in itself. Did I mention I also got a challenging new job? That only begins to explain the updates every two weeks. #SorryNotSorry
Though it took a while, SSG has also also helped to sustain and possibly grow my passion for all things pop culture, and what I'm doing here. Entertainment and the blerds, geeks, small screen girls/boys/people and shippers that obsess over it are more important than ever. It is escape and catharsis and resistance. A television show or song or movie is a dream realized for the person that makes it and a journey of excitement, intrigue, grief and passion for the people who consume it. It is the great connector.
Realizing this, I have found myself more excited for SSG's second birthday and what's to come. Not only will I be blogging here, I will be guest-writing for WeSoNerdy.com AND writing my second (and hopefully publishable) book this winter.
I want to thank anyone and everyone who has visited the site, left comments and shared my articles. It means so much to me that you've joined me on this journey. I'm proud of my little corner of the internet, and I really want to make it as fly as possible! How do you like the new digs?
As always, if there is any content you'd love to see more of, please let me know!
And since my actual birthday was totally overshadowed by a evil cheeto stain, I will be having all of the freakin' donuts and birthday wishes I want. Here are some of my biggest wishes for the upcoming television season, movies and more!
Much to my joy and overwhelming sadness are literally thousands of televisions shows to watch, binge-watch or, if you appreciate fantastic actors playing despicable people, hate-watch.
So with a varied and wonderful ocean of television, it’s nearly impossible for even the esteemed Television Academy to recognize all of the industry’s most talented for this year's Emmy nominations. Snubs are bound to happen, and as devastating as it is, we just have remember that it really is an honor to be nominated.
Here are 4 heartbreaking Emmy snubs...
With more quality television shows than ever before, it’s almost impossible for prestigious award shows, like the Emmys, to rightfully recognize the best of the best.
However, the 68th Annual Emmy Award nominations, announced last week by Anthony Anderson (black-ish) and Lauren Graham (Parenthood) last week, nearly did. It was a celebration of studio and racial diversity with HBO, streaming services like Netflix and Starz, as well as traditional cable and broadcast stations racking up nominations. FX’s The People V. O.J. Simpson scored 22 awards while Game of Thrones edged them out with 23.
There was no chance of #EmmysSoWhite with nearly a quarter of the nominees being non-white talent, and it genuinely is a fairer representation of television’s cornucopia of talent.
Here’s seven reasons why this year’s Emmy nominations are the best in years…
The 47th NAACP Image Awards, which aired Friday night on TVOne, answered the Oscars exclusion with an awards show that was an inclusive celebration for musicians, actors and activists of color. Winners and nominees cheered each other on, cracked jokes while presenting and accepting their awards, and passionately and adorably lip-synched to John Legend’s performance.
The 2016 Golden Globes unfortunately handed out more awkward and frustrating moments than trophies during its tediously broadcast on Sunday. Why is Mel Gibson or Quentin Tarantino even allowed at award shows? How come Melissa McCarthy, Andy Samberg or Kevin Hart couldn't tap in for the insanely snooze-worthy Ricky Gervais?
The silver lining of an overall sub-par awards show is that it made the few and far-between highlights feel nearly meteoric. Here were the best moments...
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