1990s · Al Pacino · Comedy · Ex-offenders · Feminism (white + black and everything in between) · Film · Garry Marshall · Gender & Society · Mental health · Michelle Pfieffer · NYC · Social demography · Socie Dinner Party · Working class

Socie Dinner Party: Frankie and Johnny (1991). Or, Michelle Pfieffer is such a MILF. Or, Al Pacino is such a Cougar.

Thursday, March 16, 2017
Ann Arbor, Michigan

  • Days since Pine Rest: 14
  • Marital status: Divorce as soon as possible
  • Spiritual status: Judaism
  • Individual status: Jeannie. No more, no less.
  • Dietary status: Pizza and root beer
  • Drug status: Coffee and cigarettes
  • Mood: Stable
  • Personality:  Jeannie
  • Sexuality: Baths–hot, steamy bubble baths. Showers need not apply.
  • American status: So fucking American in so many ways.
  • Feminist status: Garry Marshall films. Penny Marshall films, too.
  • Hipster status: Oh, baby I like it raw . . .

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1980s · Film · Jack Nicholson · Journalism · Music · Socie Dinner Party · Stanley Kubric · Stephen King

Socie Dinner Party: The Shining (1980). Or, mental illness in the American west. Or, there ain’t nothing a little fresh air can’t cure.

Wednesday, March 14-15, 2017
Ann Arbor, Michigan

  • Days since Pine Rest: 12-13
  • Marital status: Questioning
  • Spiritual status: Judaism
  • Individual status: Questioning
  • Dietary status: Vegetarian, Kosher
  • Drug status: Lithium, coffee and cigarettes
  • Mood: Stable-ish
  • Personality: Jack Nicholson in One Flew Over the Cookoo’s nest
  • Sexuality: No thanks.
  • American status: From womb to tomb
    • Regional status: Texan
  • Film studies status: Intermediate-advanced
  • Sociologist status: Advanced
    1. Sociology of Family and Social Demography
      • Specializations: The Family (1800-2017); Parenthood; Step-parenthood; Coresident union formation and dissolution
    2. Sociology of Gender/Sexuality
    3. Sociology of Race/ethnicity and immigration
    4. Sociology Culture
    5. Sociology of Health and Health Care
    6. Sociology of Education
  • Regions of Interest: American South and Midwest; France; Francophone Afrique; UK; Latin America

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1960s · 1990s · Bryn Mawr College · Film · Journalism · Music · Pine Rest 2017 · Self-care · Socie Dinner Party

Socie Dinner Party, Part III. Or Girl, Interrupted 50 years later. Or, the healing properties of going with the flow.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Ann Arbor, Michigan

  • Days since Pine Rest: 13
  • Marital status: Questioning
  • Spiritual status: Judaism
  • Individual status: Questioning
  • Dietary status: Vegetarian, Kosher
  • Drug status: Lithium, coffee and cigarettes
  • Mood: Stable-ish
  • Personality: Myself
  • Sexuality: No thanks.
  • American status: From womb to tomb
  • Sociologist status: From cradle to grave
  • Mental institution street cred: (2) full hospitalization (February-March 2017 and April-May 2016) and (1) partial hospitalization program (July 2016)

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1990s · Ben Stiller · Comedy · Film · Journalism · Music · Social demography · Socie Dinner Party · Texas

Socie Dinner Party, Part II. Or, Michiganders ain’t Texans. Or, the healing properties of cinema . . . and Texas.

Monday, March 13 – Thursday, March 16, 2017
Ann Arbor, Michigan

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1930s · Bryn Mawr College · Cary Grant · Film · Journalism · Katharine Hepburn · Music · Socie Dinner Party

Socie Dinner Party, Part I. Or be Katharine Hepburn. Or the healing properties of convincing the right person that you aren’t insane.

March 13-15, 2017
Ann Arbor, Michigan

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1990s · Film · Music · Pine Rest 2017 · Poetry

Day Fourteen at Pine Rest. Or, I can’t get Jewel’s You Were Meant for Me out of my head. Or, jeez, how resounding does the rejection need to be, anyway?

February 25, 2017
Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services
Grand Rapids, Michigan

1990s · Film · Music · Pine Rest 2017 · Poetry

Day Ten at Pine Rest. Or, don’t you know who I am , yet? Or, answer the fucking phone . . . Or, alright, I’ll just sit here and think.

Thursday, February 21, 2017
Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services
Grand Rapids, Michigan

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