Supergirl: A Cheesy Pilot with Some Future Potential

BY RYAN FREEMAN As soon as I found out that Supergirl was airing on CBS, I knew what I was getting into, yet I forgot to temper my expectations while watching — so naturally I was left disappointed. But not without hope. The main issue is the dialogue. For the most part, it felt quite…

Firefly Nights [St. Jane Archives]

BY KIM NORRIS I heard my first summer cicada the other day. The other-worldly whirring like a didgeridoo has always captivated me – a harbinger of even hotter days to come as summer peaks. It signals, too, the drawing to a close of firefly nights, the magical evenings when ephemeral Lampyridae, the firefly or lightning bug…

Arresting Education [St. Jane Archives]

BY LISA SEDLAK When I was a kid, students with special needs were in classes without the general student population. In many cases, they were in some trailer away from the main building of the school. That was also before many mental and learning disabilities were diagnosed correctly. Students with Autism, ADHD, Asperger Syndrome, and…

The March Snows March [St. Jane Archives]

BY RAE LEMKE SPRUNG The march of the March-snows heart is inexorable. You can’t stop in springtime slush, it turns to quicksand and pulls everything possible with it (that includes walking sticks. That includes girls who don’t know how to make a change). Spare and chilled and brown inside and out without reprieve, without snow…

Seize the f***ing day! [St. Jane Archives]

BY JAVIER LUNA It’s okay… ·To not know everything Does it ever feel like some people have all the answers? You know that one person who is so certain of everything that they do or say, and seems to have the right response to everything? Well, I have news: they don’t know everything. I guarantee…

Out of Bounds – A Dual Film Review [St. Jane Archives]

BY PHIL ANTHONY This piece was originally published on the first incarnation of St. Jane Media.  Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation follows superspy Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) as he tracks down a shadowy organization called the Syndicate. When Congress shuts down his spy agency, Hunt must dodge his own government as well as trained assassins in his…

Gillian, Lamented [St. Jane Archives]

BY RAE LEMKE SPRUNG This poem was originally published on the first incarnation of St. Jane Media on October 13, 2015.  Finger of God burst through remnants of stormclouds light pink and pale gold against grey newly forged iron red-hot with purpose and joy silver bright against dross tall prairie grass unflattened by hailstorms a…

Enjoying Football [St. Jane Archives]

BY L. VIDAL This piece was originally posted on October 13, 2015 at the first incarnation of St. Jane Media. My favorite thing in the world is politics. There’s nothing that turns the gears in my brain quite like it. Hearing candidates articulate, often poorly, what they think America stands for and what we ought…