“Toymakers will tell you they won’t sell enough, and movie people will point to the two terrible superheroine movies that were made and say, You see? It can’t be done. It’s stupid, and I’m hoping The Hunger Games will lead to a paradigm shift. It’s frustrating to me that I don’t see anybody developing one of these movies. It actually pisses me off. My daughter watched The Avengers and was like, “My favorite characters were the Black Widow and Maria Hill,” and I thought, Yeah, of course they were. I read a beautiful thing Junot Diaz wrote: “If you want to make a human being into a monster, deny them, at the cultural level, any reflection of themselves.”
Remember in Sex and the City when Trey gave Charlotte the cardboard cut out of the baby, because he didn’t want a real baby?
Well, my mom and Trey should be besties because she did the same thing to us, except with a cut out of a dog, three christmases ago.
The MFA Today.
The Boston Common last night.
Even the Ducklings in The Public Garden are Boston Strong.