Liz’s Hot Takes Category

Liz’s Hot Takes: GlossiWEAR

Hits (few), misses (many), and some helpful suggestions for merch I’d actually buy.

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International Women’s Day 2019

International Women's Day 2019

Listen to women. Be aware of who’s creating what you’re consuming. Don’t be afraid to unabashedly like feminine things. There is no one true way to be a woman, or to create and consume women’s content.

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Liz’s Hot Takes: Movies Should Be Fun, A Han Solo Story

Solo didn’t suck. In fact, I think it was a good movie. I tried to keep things vague and the spoilers mild, but read at your own risk.

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Liz’s Hot Takes: International Women’s Day 2018

It might be International Women’s Day today, but don’t wish me a happy one. I won’t be happy until we don’t need a day to recognize women because we should be doing it every damn day. Last week’s rant burned through most of I’d planned on blogging about today, but here are a few additional […]

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Liz’s Hot Takes: US Quidditch Cup 10 Pool Ponderings

Okay, this might be a bit of a lukewarm take.

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Fantastic Beasts and How to Escape with Them

I’m on the older edge of the Harry Potter generation. I didn’t pick up the series until the spring of 2000. I was in my freshman year of high school, Goblet of Fire was going to come out that summer, and I wanted to see what the hype was all about. By Christmas, I owned […]

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Liz’s Hot Takes: The Right Kind of Immigrant

Sabato Jr. knowing what socialism is like me knowing what a dictatorship is b/c my parents grew up in the Estado Novo. #RNCinCLE — Elizabeth Barcelos (@lavender_ink) July 19, 2016 I was typing fast, feeling furious, and trying to fit within Twitter’s 140 character limit, so go easy on the grammar of that tweet. I […]

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Liz’s Hot Takes: Ghostbusters

Okay, before you read any further: go see Ghostbusters. Go see it right now. It’s not even that this blog post is super-spoilery, though there are some spoilers. It’s less of a review of the film and more of a collection of my reactions before I go to bed and lose my fangirl zeal. We all […]

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