Christine Brandel

Christine Brandel was born in the American Midwest but came to life in England's East Midlands. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in literary journals all over the world, and in 2013, she published Tell This To Girls: The Panic Annie Poems. She rants and raves through her character Agatha Whitt-Wellington (Miss) on the blog, Everyone Needs an Algonquin. More of her work can be found at

Columns // 24 Articles
Reviews // 2 Articles

If We Lose BBC Three, Will We Lose Our Sense of Humor, Too? | 20 Sep 2015 // 8:30 PM

With the apparently inevitable closure of BBC Three, comedy lovers will mourn the loss of an important television ally. Will the Internet save it?

'Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist' Is Older But Still Wise and Just As Funny | 11 Aug 2015 // 8:30 PM

While this show is as funny now as it was when it first aired 20 years ago, the passing of time has given it even greater cultural meaning.


Rage, Rivalry and Rose Hip Tea:' Veep: The Complete First Season' | 25 Mar 2013 // 10:10 PM

Thanks to Veep's sharp writing and excellent ensemble cast, Armando Iannucci's satirical look at the office of the Vice President lifts the lid on the powerlessness of those in power.

More Than Friends: 'Episodes: The Complete First and Second Seasons' | 8 Jan 2013 // 12:50 AM

Yes, Episodes is Matt LeBlanc's triumphant return to television comedy, but the show combines strong character development, wit, and good acting to deliver much more than just Joey to our screens.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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