Dark Family Dysfunction in Netflix 's New Series 'Bloodline'

Created by Damages’ Todd A. Kessler, Glenn Kessler and Daniel Zelman, Bloodline had a premiere fit for a blockbuster film during the Berlinale’s Television Drama Series Days where I saw the pilot.  The series will be available for streaming on ...more

Is Television Trying to Tell Us Marriage Sucks?

Marriage is terrible. As a restrictive, patriarchal construct, and as enacted in today's western cultures, marriage is the worst thing you can do to your own agency, to your children and to the person you love. Absolutely soul killing and damaging ...more

Support a New Documentary Celebrating Wilma Mankiller

Gale Anne Hurd is making a movie about Wilma Mankiller, and she's inviting contributors to join the supportive community required to launch it. The Hollywood industry leader and executive producer of The Walking Dead, who spoke at BlogHer '13, is ...more

Women's History Month: 10 Women Authors To Read

Women's History Month is a good time to explore female authors that you might not be familiar with. Many distinguished women’s books speak to the pains and injustices of women and people around the world, but also to their triumphs and ...more

A Conversation with 'Unbreakable' Ellie Kemper about Kimmy Schmidt

If you haven’t caught the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt bug yet, you’re about to. There is just so much to love about this new Netflix show. For one thing, it’s written and created by the team from 30 Rock, Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, so you have a ...more

Sarah Jones's 'Women Can't Wait': One Woman, Many Voices

I would like to introduce you to Sarah Jones...and Lorraine and Nereida and Habiba and Anna and Praveen... and a dozen others.I want to introduce them all to you because they all deserve to be seen and heard, and they are—through Sarah Jones. Image Credit: United Nations via YouTube ...more

Why Isn't There a Brown Version of Taylor Swift?

In my opinion, there is no one who can hate on Taylor Swift (though Kanye definitely tried). She is young, fresh, fun and one of the only younger female artists who didn't originate from the Disney Channel or Nickelodeon. Boys love her, girls want to be her best friend, and people from all ethnic backgrounds can be caught with one of her catchy songs from her 1989 album in their heads. ...more
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How Amazon is Changing the Ratio with Great Shows for Women

According to the Geena Davis Institute on Gender In Media, only 31% of speaking roles are given to women.  The problem is even worse when you look beyond roles given to young, predominantly white, women in their twenties. It is hard for women to get meaningful roles and remain consistently working in the entertainment industry, and that goes for behind the scenes as well. ...more

FF - I heart the Celtics

My love of basketball goes way back......more

SERENA

Coming to theatres from director Susanne Bier based on a book by Ron Rash and Magnolia Pictures is a life with SERENA. This film tells the story of George Pemberton (Bradley Cooper), a timber man who wants to expand his empire. He meets Serena (Jennifer Lawrence), a free spirited woman who clearly knows the lumbering business. Swept off his feet he marries her and they begin their life in North Carolina. ...more

Yoon Eun Hye is a French Country Sprite for Vogue Korea

Yoon Eun Hye’s latest pictorial for Vogue Korea...more

Wrestlemania 31 Rants & Raves: Brock Lesnar v Roman Reigns, #GiveDivasAChance

This week’s “Monday Night Raw” left many wrestling fans wondering – is this year’s “Wrestlemania” really going to be the biggest event of the year? Or will it be a middling event that makes fans long for years past? “Wrestlemania 31″ will air on the WWE Network (for $9.99, as many wrestling fans know) and on various pay-per-view stations (for much more than $9.99, as Triple H repeatedly points out in his promos) this Sunday, March 29, 2015 ....more

Sarah Jones's 'Women Can't Wait': One Woman, Many Voices

I would like to introduce you to Sarah Jones...and Lorraine and Nereida and Habiba and Anna and Praveen... and a dozen others.I want to introduce them all to you because they all deserve to be seen and heard, and they are—through Sarah Jones. Image Credit: United Nations via YouTube ...more

A Day in the (My) Life!

First, thanks to Trish for hosting such a fun event. I can't wait to read about everyone's days!...more

C-drama God of War with Lin Geng Xin and Yoona Release Official Drama Stills

The first official full scale drama stills are out for upcoming period C-drama God of War Zhao Zhi Long. I’ll go soft on my critique for now and just say that I’m not impressed. I’ll leave it to the angry … Continue reading → ...more

favorite song friday: middle of the road

I have always like Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders, a true, kick-ass rock star. I've always liked this song, "Middle of the Road," too, but it seems to have even more relevance to my life these days. The middle of the road is trying to find meI'm standing in the middle of life with my plans behind me .. ....more

In Praise of The Anonymous Woman

By Sarah Reichert “For much of history, Anonymous was a woman.”--Virginia Woolf March is Women’s History month and so I’m dedicating this post to the unsung authoress....more

A Day In the Life of Chrisbookarama

When Trish announced her idea of Day in the Life for bloggers, I was intrigued but cautious. Does anyone want to read about my daily schedule? Get up, go to work, come home, talk/argue with my kid, go to gym, eat, and sleep ....more