It’s OK, We Can Sit This One Out

Screenshot of Nathan Chen's now-legendary step sequence splat at the 2022 US National Championships

I’ve spent the last couple of weeks mentally planning for how I would break down the Figure Skating events at 2022 Winter Olympic Games for y’all and every time I sat down to write something I felt EXHAUSTED.

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Support the American Music Fairness Act

So here’s the deal, you can performatively cancel your Spotify account OR seize this opportunity to help musicians by supporting this bill.

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COVID On Ice: Some Thoughts About the 2022 U.S. Figure Skating Championships

Yeah, you know the meme: My plans vs. COVID, blah blah blah, etc.

That this event continues—and as a fan, I am still unsure about whether I want to watch and give them the satisfaction of engagement—says so much about the current state of COVID in America, January 2022 edition. Profits and prestige above the dignity of human lives. Shame on all of us, really.

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202X Music Round-Up

I’m titling this 202X because let’s be real—2020 and 2021 just bled into each other on account of the pandemic. For all I know, we’re probably still in one of those years. “What is time!?” ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Quit Punching Yourself

OK, maybe I shouldn’t be that facetious on the first post. But yes, here I am. Again. I thought a lot about starting up this blog over the past several years, as methods of communication and information shifted. WordPress to Tumblr, Tumblr to Instagram/Twitter/Facebook (not that this has truly changed), social media to Substacks and… Continue reading Quit Punching Yourself

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Can Seal Make Figure Skating Cool?

Writer’s Note This is a post from the original Her Jazz archives. It may contain language and perspectives that are no longer held by society at-large—and even myself. Please don’t cancel me over this. Originally written for Idolator and published December 2007. Ed. note: Last night, the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., hosted “The Music… Continue reading Can Seal Make Figure Skating Cool?

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