With television on the wane and binge watching changing our episodic relationship to programming, where are we to get our daily doses of other people’s lives? Look no further than your status feed.
Laura Schadler grew up in the mountains of Virginia. She studied filmmaking at Bard College, and writing at California College of the Arts. Her fiction has appeared in The Southern Review, Denver Quarterly, Gettysburg Review, Fourteen Hills, and West Branch Wired, among others. She teaches writing and is currently working on a novel.
Laura Schadler's Latest Posts
Now more than ever is the time to protect and champion what we love, engage fully with it, read it all the way through to the end.
Despite its best efforts, this absurd reality show has finally revealed one of the most real things: that at the end of it all, we will die.
Why do some great books slip into obscurity? And what brings them back?
What can a novel from the 1800s and a modern day TV show have in common? Answer: so, so much.
By featuring strangers kissing, Tatia Pilieva’s First Kiss reminds us of our full capacity for connection and that everyone we love now was once a complete stranger.
What, exactly, does it mean to be human? What does it mean to be in love? These questions are perhaps ever increasing in their relevance, and Her explores the answers in turns sweet, comic, and scary.
Studies suggest that television is related to people feeling more irritable, dangerously sedentary, and less happy. It might be time to kill your TV.