Election Day is here at last, and as our team shared our respective selections for this month, it came as no surprise to discover we’ve been drawn to themes of accountability, female empowerment and cosmic justice—all things we here at BTB hope the majority of our fellow Americans likewise supports as the ballots pour in. […]

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“Obviously, Doctor, you’ve never been a thirteen year old girl.” So says Cecilia to the condescending male doctor who claims she’s too young to attempt suicide because “you’re not even old enough to know how bad life gets.” This memorable exchange underscores the indifference of the adults to the very real suffering of five sensitive […]

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Why Rom-Coms Matter

October 13th, 2020

Tamar Jeffers McDonald, author of Romantic Comedy: Boy Meets Girl, aptly defines any entry of the romantic comedy genre as “a film, which has as its central narrative motor a quest for love, which portrays this quest in a lighthearted way and almost always to successful conclusion.” I urge us to do the same. Otherwise, […]

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