Childhood Movies, Racial Justice, and Calling Out “Products of Their Time”

Hi. My name is Sarah (Spanish pronunciation). I’m the founder of the podcast and blog What the Kids Were Watching. And I’m back on the blog, for the first time in months, to remind y'all that Black lives matter. I have a lot to say about how racial justice impacts a podcast about childhood movies.… Continue reading Childhood Movies, Racial Justice, and Calling Out “Products of Their Time”

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“It”: The Fight for Your Life

Welcome to the first-ever Halloween post on What the Kids Were Watching. To celebrate the season of Pumpkin Spice Lattes (which I don’t like), maple-flavored things (which I also don’t like), and scary movies (which I mostly hate), I decided to write a few posts about scary movies. I’m not sure how many I can… Continue reading “It”: The Fight for Your Life

“The Golden Girls”: With Friends Like These

“I’m much too young to feel this damn old.” — Garth Brooks “Sonny Bono, get off my lanai.” —Blanche Devereaux Last week, I bought a miniskirt for the first time in almost 20 years. (And for 30% off. Thanks, Madewell!) I bought it because I’ve been thinking a lot about the past, and unlike the… Continue reading “The Golden Girls”: With Friends Like These

“Catch-22”: Straighten Up and Fly Right

Milo: If I could take one of the planes this afternoon, I'd like to get this material over to Alexandria. There's huge cotton crop this year. Colonel Cathcart: Cotton? Milo: Yes, sir. Cotton is a particularly liquid commodity. Colonel Cathcart: How much? Milo: We'll trade for it, sir. Colonel Cathcart: With what? Milo: Silk! 4,000… Continue reading “Catch-22”: Straighten Up and Fly Right

“Chernobyl”: Going Nuclear

"What is the cost of lies?" --Jared Harris as Valery Legasov "Nobody speak, nobody get choked." --DJ Shadow feat. Run the Jewels I'm writing this around 12:30 at night. It's late, but not ridiculously late. Still an hour before the time of night when the Chernobyl disaster occurred, the startlingly simplistic 1:23:45, as if President… Continue reading “Chernobyl”: Going Nuclear