Lauren Wheeler

Lauren Wheeler writes poetry, fiction, and about the places where the personal, the political, and pop culture intersect. She works on self-driving cars in San Francisco and lives in Oakland with her partner, a five-year-old, and two brown dogs. Michonne is her alter-ego.

Review: Dead to Me, Season 2 Goes Deep, More Trauma than Comedy

The first season of the Netflix traumedy Dead to Me felt like lightning in ...

#blackAF: Challenging the White Gaze or Just Navel-Gazing?

This weekend Netflix dropped the eight-episode first season of Kenya Barris’ new series #blackAF. ...

#GuiltyPleasureConfessional: The West Wing

Like many on the left, George W. Bush winning his second presidential term in ...

‘High Fidelity’ Goes High Def with Zoe Kravitz

We live in a culture where original ideas seem increasingly rare in entertainment. Every ...

Insecure Episode "High-Like"

Insecure Recap: ‘High-Like’

Season 3, Episode 5 / HBO ***Spoilers abound like feather headdresses at Coachella.*** Woooo! ...

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Insecure Recap: ‘Fresh-Like’

Insecure / Season 3, Episode 4, Fresh-Like / HBO ***Spoiler-y goodness bounds like hipster ...

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Insecure Recap: Backwards-Like

Insecure / Season 3, Episode 3 / HBO Well, looks like Ms. Issa took ...