December Movie Extravaganza! 10 New Releases To See This Month

Moviegoers can think of December as an Advent calendar dispensing tickets to some of the best movies of the year. The film industry packs the month with Oscar contenders and big screen must-sees right when some of us need a little escape from ...more

Talking with Meredith Finch, the First Woman to Write 'Wonder Woman'

Earlier this year, DC Comics announced that a woman would again be at the helm of telling the stories of Princess Diana of Themyscira. Meredith Finch’s first issue of Wonder Woman The New 52 came out in November. There has been much talk of the ...more

Grammy Nominee Parody Round-Up

Imagine my delight as I woke up this morning to a partial list of this year's Grammy nominations. It's a special time of year when nods are given to movies, music, and television, affording us the opportunity to cheer (and jeer) as we see fit. I ...more

10 Great Gift Suggestions for Book Lovers

You would think that people who love books would be easy to shop for but that's not always the case. They love to read but do you always know which books they've read or that they want to read? Probably not. Gift cards for bookstores are always ...more

A Conversation with Writer-Director Gina Prince-Bythewood

Love is a comfort. Knowing someone loves you gives you courage and confidence in yourself. I want to share what I have with others so they know that it is possible. – Gina Prince-Bythewood ...more

Entertainment Trend of 2014: The Year We Were Obsessed with Obsession

Obsessives always have found safe harbor on the Internet. You can easily research all day and all night down the lowliest of rabbit holes, or you can find your tribe of geeks who are equally obsessed with your fascination with backyard bantams, Beyoncé or television shows that break the fourth wall. That's what this world wide web of wonder is designed to do. 2014 took the entire concept of "obsession" to the next level, though. ...more

Dear Amy Pascal: What Were You Thinking?

Amy, Amy, Amy. Boy, do we need to talk. In general I write these clever little letters to public figures who have behaved poorly (Mama June, etc.) where I have a polite build-up with some funny ‘isms that really get the reader going. It’s kind of my thing, if you will. ...more

10 Beautiful Sentences From My 10 Favorite Fiction Books of 2014

The "best of" season is in full swing and I can't resist the opportunity to share my opinion. I have written about 2014's Best Books You Might Have Missed and now I'm turning to my favorite fiction of the year. Since I've already gushed about these novels in their respective reviews, I'm highlighting some of my favorite lines in hopes you'll pick these books up if you haven't already.   ...more
I am reading Neverhome right now and it is beautiful. Every word.more

"Wild" Film Review Starring Reese Witherspoon

I read Wild a few months ago and was very excited to see the film. Cheryl’s memoir resonated with me, dealing with her mother’s untimely death and inner demons, that had her spiraling out of control, made the book a quick page turner. Typically I don’t have high hopes for book adaptations, since everything you love about the book usually doesn’t translate well to screen. Sadly, Wild hasn’t changed that opinion....more

The Art of Talking Politics

Last weekend my mom and I popped by the AGO to check out the (awesome) Alex Colville exhibit. While we were there, we wandered into the art and politics wing of the gallery, a place where my mom could pretty much be an installation, as it was the intersection of two of her greatest passions....more

Louise Roe + 'Style by Jury' Is Coming to TLC!

Fashion felons will get theirs….a makeover come February on TLC. -PJ GachPhoto credit: Alyson Aliano/TLC...more

Furry Logic, 10th Anniversary Edition by Jane Seabrook {Book Review}

I received the book Fury Logic, 10th Anniversary Edition by Jane Seabrook from Blogging for Books in exchange for my review.  I received no further compensation for this review....more

Live-action Attack on Titan Releases Colossal First Movie Poster

Gomen ne if anyone arrived at the playground and had a momentary freak out to see the scary exposed muscle giant monster head above in the poster. That’s a Titan, and not just any Titan as we’re getting the first … Continue reading → ...more

Sweet Baby Jesus is a Marshmallow

Once again, I must salute one of the funniest Christmas blog posts it has ever been my privilege to read – Cavalcade of the Bad Nativities. The writer is no longer blogging there, but the site remains as a testament to her glory and mankind’s fails. Also, to witness to the world about the birth of the Baby Marshmallow Jesus. My favorite (and by favorite I mean the one I find the oddest) is this one: ...more

Read.Eat.Listen: Rainy days & Wednesdays

'Mad Scientist' is my term for someone who is passionate about something: their art or science or whatever. Something that keeps you turned on even if you haven't talked to anyone all day. Rainy days are made for mad scientists and I've been taking a cue from the mad scientist handbook, enjoying the weather, wood-shedding, holiday prep, recording prep (KCDC goes back to the studio this weekend), working on the house and otherwise wrapping up 2014 and looking ahead to the new year ....more

Entertainment Trend of 2014: The Year We Were Obsessed with Obsession

Obsessives always have found safe harbor on the Internet. You can easily research all day and all night down the lowliest of rabbit holes, or you can find your tribe of geeks who are equally obsessed with your fascination with backyard bantams, Beyoncé or television shows that break the fourth wall. That's what this world wide web of wonder is designed to do. 2014 took the entire concept of "obsession" to the next level, though. ...more

25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE – DAY 17 BEST MAN HOLIDAY

It’s day 17 of the 25 Days of Christmas Challenge and today’s movie is Best Man Holiday. This movie is the sequel to Best Man and takes place 15 years later. As the college friends, some now frenemies, reunite under one roof to celebrate Christmas, they discover someone is hiding a devastating secret; one that takes you through a variety of emotions._______________________________ ...more

Winter Painting

I am Margaret Aycock.  This blog follows my life as an artist, organic gardener, forager, cook,and house concert host.  I live in a family of musicians/songwriters/artists, Jesse Aycock, Dylan Aycock ( Scissortail Records)  Scott Aycock...more