"Transparent" on Amazon Is Your Next New Fall TV Binge

After suffering through the last season of The Fosters, ABC Family’s Little House on the Prairie treatment of parenting while gay, I was desperate to watch a queer series about queers and families made for grown ups. In other ...more

5 Best Walking Dead Premiere Moments

Wow is The Walking Dead back! The show racked in 17.3 million viewers on Sunday night. It beat out Sunday Night Football for ratings. Does that register? Walkers totally beat out sports. That is just crazy, plus The Walking Dead is an AMC show and is ...more

Defending Gone Girl's Polarizing Ending

SPOILERS AHEAD. BEWARE. My husband and I pretended to be wild young things last night and went to the late showing of Gone Girl. I've been excited about the movie for a long time, having loved the book, and my husband was game since he's a big fan ...more

Ben Affleck Ruined 'Gone Girl' by Being Himself

Ben Affleck is why we can't have horrible, fiendish things. He's just impossibly Ben Affleck-y, Hollywood handsome on the red carpet with Jennifer Garner, a known humanitarian, a dad who got himself sober—he's ridiculously accomplished but so ...more

'Frozen' Comes to Life in 'Once Upon a Time'

"That's a pretty cool trick that they did with the troll." ...more

Easy Pop Culture Halloween Costume Ideas

Bored with being a generic devil, cat or ubiquitous Freudian Slip again this year? I know you are. A costume drawn from pop culture hits all the marks, because it lets you find your tribe of fellow fans and lets you enter a universe you love without the long term commitment of cosplay community forums. Also, pop culture costumes are typically pretty easy to pull off. ...more
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What Does The Whiteness Project Really Show About Race in America?

Watching the videos from the first installment of The Whiteness Project—24 clips filmed this July in Buffalo as part of documentary filmmaker Whitney Dow's project—was uncomfortable, and sadly revealed nothing surprising. How do you reject white privilege? How do you deny responsibility for humane speech and action towards others? How do you co-opt other people's struggles? It's pretty easy, apparently.  ...more
Alex's quote was interesting, as it offers a peek at the fact race hasn't always been, and in ...more

Best New Books to Read This Fall

So Pumpkin Spice Latte has become the contemporary North American symbol for autumn, has it? Well, that's all fine and good: I love a good PSL as much as the next person, and fall is the best season of all. But why does the story stop there? After you buy or brew a PSL, fall doesn't stop there. What do you do next, when you have your beloved PSL in hand?  You have three options: rake leaves, find your way out of a corn maze, or read. The first two sound hard and boring after you Instagram one good shot. ...more
When the heck do you guys have time to read???  I work F/T, exercise daily, and have social ...more

Why I Wrote Tangled in Time

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a...transmogrification machine?When I started writing Tangled in Time, it was not meant to be so, well, tangled. It was supposed to be a simple mystery story for an anthology with a Texas Landmarks theme. After… possibly six false starts, I almost gave up....more

Simon... the sorcerer

Ok,  this a story based on fiction, however, I can also say that there is some validity to those that believe in such things.Once upon a time, there was a witch or socerer, that lived in a city, this enity, would ring a  person's phone to call upon his ravens and his crows. Once it was done, it would create strife, malice, and division in the airways. This person  is was almost like the biblical man Simon, which before time in the same city used sorcery, he bewitcthed the people as if he was some great one....more

Book Intro: And Then There Were None, by Agatha Christie

I've never read a mystery novel before, and I couldn't help but start with an Agatha Christie novel. After all, she's supposed to be the Queen of Mystery....more

Is there a Chicago-based entertianment blogger?

Hi, ladies. I'm back on this website, and I'm proud of it. I just want to tell you all that I'm still looking for a Chicago-based entertianment blogger, or freelance writer who can interview me about my three topics that are about soap opera stars making music and collaborating with my faves in the music-business, music-wise WITHOUT trying to make me famous. Someone  who's legit, someone who wants no money, someone who may be close friends with Oprah Winfrey, or Steve Harvey, someone who has integrity....more

Easy Pop Culture Halloween Costume Ideas

Bored with being a generic devil, cat or ubiquitous Freudian Slip again this year? I know you are. A costume drawn from pop culture hits all the marks, because it lets you find your tribe of fellow fans and lets you enter a universe you love without the long term commitment of cosplay community forums. Also, pop culture costumes are typically pretty easy to pull off. ...more
I love this post! Smelly Mellie made me giggle.more

“It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like”…Naw, Too Soon!

I’ve held off and was able to control my shock and horror when I saw the “Christmas in July days” advertised on assorted Home Shopping channels. I’ve even refrained from snarkish mutterings while rolling my cart past twinkling displays in Costco. A TV channel (not to be named) is launching Christmas themed movies on Halloween. I am NOT a Grinch, but, it is too soon....more

Get Out of Renee Zellweger's Face

After a 5-year absence from the red carpet, Renee Zellweger recently made her reentry into Hollywood.  And the crowd went wild. Her face is-well- different. She just doesn't look quite like our vision of herself, or how we remember her at least. But the onslaught of comments that followed her step back into the limelight is really quite unbelievable. Why do we care so much if she's had a little work done?...more

Book Review of The Clearing, by Thomas Rydder

I've finally finished The Clearing this month, and I must say it was a good little read. I wouldn't put it at the top of thriller writing, but it Thomas Rydder has great potential moving forward in his career....more