I was so excited to finally have my own place. Well, not my ‘own, own’ place. I shared it with two other people. But it was exciting nonetheless. There are many things you come to expect when you trek out on your own into the world: bills, weird roommate situations, and really noisy neighbors. However, I never expected ghosts to be that list.
The first time I “encountered” my fourth roommate I was exiting my room into the shared hallway/kitchen area with a direct view of the living room. It was dark. I was alone. I was barely out of my bedroom doorframe when the TV…. turned on.
It didn’t even turn on to a regular television station.
I remember just standing there, my hands behind me holding the doorknob of my room to close it. That was eerie timing, I remember thinking. I think I may have even said, “Hello?”
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A Suitable Girl debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 22nd 2017.
A Suitable Girl
Directors: Sarita Khurana and Smriti Mundhra
At the beginning of A Suitable Girl we come to the juxtaposition between two very stark moments in time.
As an audience, we are given a montage of images: an evolution of little Indian girls growing under the watchful eye of their families.
But the narration offers us what is to be their future. It is a blunt, sweeping attempt to angle us all in the proper direction: marriage.
There will eventually come a time where she will marry and leave her family behind.
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Editor’s Note: If you loved our Horror Show podcast, you’ll absolutely adore our re-structured Mystery! podcast. Tune in as we discuss the Harry Potter book mystery and Rose’s Reddit discussion on the topic. We also talk about the 1957 tragedy of Romance of the Skies.
Editor’s Note: In our concluding analysis of The Staircase, we look at the bigger picture and the (slightly disappointing) conclusion to the series that has fascinated us all these weeks, as well as what may have been the filmmaker’s real motives behind creating the docu-series.
Editor’s Note: In today’s episode of The Horror Show, we tackle the verdict of Michael Peterson’s case! We also have a guest poem that highlights the importance of the Peterson’s pipe. Oh, don’t worry we also get very sidetracked with Thanksgiving Day murders.
In this episode of Tea & Fiction: The Horror Show we discuss episodes five and six of the docu-series: The Staircase. We ask some serious questions and get basically get no answers. What happened in Germany? Is there motive? In the defense totally at a loss? In what world does a neighbor suddenly adopted their dead neighbor’s kids? Join us in our wonder and constant confusion!
Editor’s Note: In this episode of Tea & Fiction: The Horror Show we discuss episodes three and four of the docu-series: The Staircase. We also touch on a few other stories that got under our skin: the mysterious death of Elisa Lam and a creepy Reddit “ghost story”. Missed our first podcast? Click here!
Quick note, we misspoke in this podcast that the life insurance was $7,000 when it was actually $70,000.
Editor’s Note: A forthcoming collection of poetry titled: “Liberating the Astronauts” by Christina M. Rau will be debuting in 2017. Tea & Fiction is very excited to share excerpts from the collection. From the Pointer Sisters doing the Neutron Dance to David Bowman’s exclamation while traveling through the stargate near Jupiter— from stealing Joan Didion’s sadness to erasing F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Gatsby— this collection weaves its way through the paradoxical struggle of wanting freedom while fearing it.
In “Liberating The Astronauts”, we see that not fitting in gives us the freedom to stand out.
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Editor’s Note: You aren’t a real podcast till you’ve done a holiday theme, right? Welcome to our Halloween episode where we tackle the first two episodes of the (bloody) true crime docu-series The Staircase. We also talk about a few of our other favorite true crime shows and podcasts like Serial(podcast), Making a Murderer (Netflix) and a few others!