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Okay Doomer: An Analysis of the TV Show ‘New Girl’

I’m not mad. I’m just disappointed. New Girl tries to be many things:  a situational comedy of what it’s like being the only female roommate; a PG-rated version of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia; a will-they-won’t-they romantic comedy, featuring three guys; a representation of a school teacher amidst millennial doomer culture. On many of these fronts, I think it succeeds. For instance, New Girl plants Jess in the lives of…

Break Your Paintbrush

Why Limitations Are Helpful You want to create, and you’ve been doing it your whole life. As a child, you drew pictures without worrying what others thought of them. You told stories with toys. As adults, however, our desire to create becomes complicated. The joy of simply doing is lost, and replaced with a host of anxieties and frustrations, as our imagination becomes better than our skill or ability to…