Elisabeth Moss on Going from Screen to Stage, Feminism and the End of 'Mad Men'

The Heidi Chronicles is a play that was written in 1988 by the legendry, now-deceased playwright Wendy Wasserstein. It traces 25 years in a woman named Heidi’s life, starting with her days as a teenager in high school and then at Yale, studying ...more

'Game of Thrones:' For the Women Especially, It's All About the Power

As loyal viewers know, Game of Thrones is, to paraphrase Buffy, all about the power: who has it, who wants it, how to get it and how to keep it. With the deaths of Joffrey and especially Tywin Lannister, the struggle for power is greater than ever in ...more

Don Confronts Death, Ghosts and Emptiness in the Season Opener

Mad Men is back with the long-awaited, final seven episodes of this meditative series, and death is around every corner. Don has always had a weakness for ghosts and brunettes who remind him of the women of his childhood, and "Severance" was as ...more

Are You Into Jimmy Fallon's New Show 'Lip Sync Battle?'

I am all about a life that includes Lip Sync Battle. Jimmy Fallon's new show on SPIKE is a nugget of perfection and salvation for the karaoke weary. Fallon took one of the most popular segments from The Tonight Show and stretched it to fit a show of ...more

The Problem With Calling the Black Widow a Slut

You might have seen that Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner during a press junket responded to a question about Black Widow's romantic interests in Avengers: Age of Ultron (not saying who, SPOILERS, but it was brought up to them because in prior films it seemed like her interests were aimed at Captain America and Hawkeye) and both men joked that she's a slut, a whore, and she has a fake leg (which painted people with prosthetics as being something unattractive)....more
Inappropriate? Yes. But when your job is to be "on" all the time and everyone is hanging on ...more

Dealing with the WTF of 'Grey's Anatomy' Grief

The problem with recovering from the grief of a death of a major character in a Shondaland show is that you have many, many emotions to calm. Sadness and the pain of loss, of course.  The ache of nostalgia overtakes you in the inevitable cascade of flashback scenes. You've known this character for years! ...more
Omgoodness people...it's a tv show!more

Follow the Ladies of Prey As They Take on the World Championship of Taxidermy

A dead bird in the hand feels like a grenade: cold, compact, loaded. On a Saturday morning at Prey studio in downtown L.A., eight taxidermy students — a grab bag of artists and curious amateurs, all but three of them women — lower frozen European starlings into kitchen sink baptisms. They take scalpels to the specimens.  ...more

An Author/Publisher in the Read-a-thon

As a special thank you (and an apology of sorts, but that's a long story), please enjoy this post from Adria J. Cimino about what it means to be an Author/Publisher in the Readathon! Without publishers, the Readathon would be VERY different and not nearly as much fun!...more

Tribeca Fest Photos: Monty Pythons Reunite, Dish About Careers and ‘The Holy Grail’ With John Oliver

Terry Gilliam at the Tribeca Film Festival screening of “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” | Paula Schwartz Photo The Monty Pythons took Manhattan this weekend and received a rock star reception. The British comedy troupe attended the Tribeca Film Festival to celebrate the 40th...more

MBC May Schedule New Lee Kyung Hee Drama for the Fall Against New Kim Eun Sook Drama

This rumored scheduling is too excellent not to share, not to mention highly probable to come true. MBC is lining up the remainder of the dramas this year and has a major trump card in hand for the fall season. … Continue reading → ...more

Dear GH: We Need to Talk – I’m Worried About Maxie’s Alcohol Consumption

Pelly the Adorable Puppy | Brette Sember Photo I had to binge-watch to catch up this week since we got a new puppy and it seems all I do is stand in the yard, play toys, or clean up accidents. And I’m not getting enough sleep with all the nighttime outside runs and crying. I couldn’t stay away from GH, though, and caught up in time for the big Friday show ....more

Book Intro: Stolen Songbird, by Danielle Jensen

I've had Stolen Songbird on my list of "must-reads" for quite some time now, and it was with a happy circumstance that my friend Kate picked this one for our online book club here at Mainely Maven. I also am relieved to step back into the realm of a young adult fantasy novel, it is after all my comfort zone no matter how much older I'll be getting. Without further ado, I introduce you to the new book club pick!...more

‘Mad Men’ Recap: The Forecast – 7×10

Before I riff on this week’s “Mad Men”...more

Ji Sung Discusses Acting Breakthrough and Impending Fatherhood in Elle Korea

I thought Ji Sung would be out of the limelight now, over a month after wrapping up his latest drama Kill Me Heal Me and settling into impending fatherhood with expecting wife Lee Bo Young. That’s why it feels like … Continue reading → ...more

Mini-Challenges Post: Readathon Style!

This is my entry for A Literary Odyssey's Readathon Mini-Challenge. So, for this challenge, you need to create a post highlighting your favorite "Classic Words of Wisdom" and then explain their meaning to you. Even though I think D.H. Lawrence had Issues, I do like this quote ....more

Dewey's Mini Challenge: Comics Call-Out!

Comics and graphic novels are a staple during Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon for their easy readability and since they're quick, they keep the reading mojo going! This is a super easy challenge! Tell me at least one of the following: What comics or graphic novels are you reading today? ...more

Set Your DVR’s for HBO’s Serial Killer Doc ‘Tales of the Grim Sleeper’

Lonnie Franklin of “Tales of the Grim Sleeper” In March, I reported on “Tales of the Grim Sleeper” from the True/False Film Festival in Columbia, Missouri. Read that article here. It’s a disturbing documentary about...more