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On Not Watching Television

11 days ago   |   By Tablet Magazine

The first TV I remember watching was in Nannie's room in my grandparents' house in Westchester where my sisters and I stayed for a week each summer. Nannie, my great-grandmother, was dead, so her dark room scared me. I wouldn't sit on her tidy twin bed or look at the oil paintings on the walls, which were, I believed, the last pictures she'd seen. I sat on the floor and stared at The Munsters , which also frightened me, because I didn't understand that it was supposed to be funny.
I was there for the commercials, the origin stories of the breakfast cereals, the barrettes braided with...
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