8 TV Shows to Binge-Watch While On Late Night Baby Duty (Or, Right Now)

Last week, I chatted with some colleagues about the television shows we’ve been watching. One of my co-workers is due with her first baby in a few short weeks and therefore looking for something to watch during those 2 a.m. feedings. She took notes ...more

3 Big Themes in Season 3 of 'Orange is the New Black'

Season 3 of Orange is the New Black returns again and again to several themes. My big 3 are the difficulties of maintaining a family while in prison, the need for some sort of spiritual hope, and the need for love. If you haven't watched all of ...more

'The Sisters Are Alright' According to Tamara Winfrey Harris' New Book

Tamara Winfrey Harris, whom many BlogHers may recognize from her blog What Tami Said, has a new book called The Sisters Are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America. ...more

'The Astronaut Wives Club' Looks Back at America’s First 'Real Housewives' Show

The Astronaut Wives Club, a limited run series based on Lily Koppel’s book of the same name, premiered Thursday, June 18 on ABC (right before the network’s 2-hour season 3 debut of Mistresses, which offered a pretty good idea of where ABC expected ...more

Women's World Cup 2015 Fever Is Off to a Wild Start

The 2015 Women's World Cup is off to a strong start, and I'm already obsessed.  The U.S. Women's National Team has a great shot at bringing the Cup home from Canada, which would be our first win since 1999.  All fans are facing a month of ...more

Watch US v. Japan in the Final Battle for the FIFA 2015 Women's World Cup This Weekend

After weeks of tournament play and a dramatic week of semi-final games, the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup is culminating in two fantastic, final games on Saturday and Sunday. ...more
I have watched the whole tournament and the hubby and I will be watching the final.more

Why No One Should Be Mad at Beyoncé's Vegan Diet Business

The Internet is pretty mad at Beyoncé right now. Earlier this month on “Good Morning America” she “unveiled” that her vegan diet helped her lose weight and keep it off her self-described naturally curvy body. Granted, this is not the breakthrough of the century. We already knew that Beyoncé has been sort of vegan for awhile now....more
With all due respect, as a farmer (who doesn't even raise livestock), it goes both ways --- ...more

8 TV Shows to Binge-Watch While On Late Night Baby Duty (Or, Right Now)

Last week, I chatted with some colleagues about the television shows we’ve been watching. One of my co-workers is due with her first baby in a few short weeks and therefore looking for something to watch during those 2 a.m. feedings. She took notes on all the things we said we loved. ...more
Game of Thrones, Reign, Arrow, Bones, Royal Pain, Naruto, The Mindy Project, The Agents of ...more

Why won't you diiiiieeee?

And, speaking of stories about obsessive, stalkerish "romances", Koala's Playground informs me that there is going to be yet another adaptation of the inexplicably popular manga Itazura Na Kiss. This version will be a Japanese live-action feature film, and we'll have to see what brand-new life can be breathed into a story that has already been adapted, what, five times? And, of course, was profoundly stupid to begin with ....more

I have to pick 10? Favorite books, so far, this year.

You guys! Never in my 10 years of blogging or in my 15 years of tracking my reading, I don’t think I have ever read 90 books by the halfway point in the year. It ....more

The Donald Trump of the literary world

Okay, I cracked up over this. Doesn't E.J. James have anyone on her team willing to say: "E.L., this is an incredibly stupid idea, and people are going to go to town on you"? Or, when you're as crazy-rich and improbably successful as she is, does that not happen anymore? ...more

What I’m Reading


Kim Tae Hee and Joo Won Lead the Script Reading for Next SBS Drama Yongpalyi

I may not be pleased with the full casting lineup for upcoming SBS Wed-Thurs drama Yongpalyi, but it’s not enough to turn me off keeping an eye on this drama. For starters I love Kim Tae Hee and second male … Continue reading → ...more

#3Things That Make Me Want to Read Your Blog... and Keep Reading It

I've been really establishing my little empire lately (finally following my own advice) and deciding what I like and what I don't like in the blogs that I read. I've discovered the things that work and the things that don't. I read a LOT of blogs every day. Sometimes, I click off before even reading a single thing because I know, based on description or pictures or design, that I won't return to that blog over and over. It just doesn't catch my eye or we don't click. And that's okay!...more

HBO Now – July 2015 Highlights

“7 Days in Hell” | HBO Coming to HBO NOW in July are new episodes of the latest hit HBO original series “True Detective,” “Ballers” and “The Brink” on Sunday nights, in addition to “7 Days in Hell,” a comedy special starring Andy Samberg and Kit Harington as a pair of fictional tennis players from the not-too-distant past who played the longest and greatest match of all time. The special debuts July 8 – three days before premiering on HBO. Also coming to NOW is “My Depression: The Up and Down and Up of It,” an animated short featuring the voices of Steve Buscemi, Fred Armisen and Sigourney Weaver, as well as “Packed in a Trunk,” a documentary from Jane Anderson (writer of the acclaimed HBO miniseries “Olive Kitteridge”) about her decades-long quest to find answers to the mysteries surrounding the life of her great-aunt ....more

Gender Difference in the Gaming Industry: Is it Set to Change?

Who says games are for boys? According to a study by the Internet Advertising Bureau, 52% of gamers are women. Yes, you heard it right. This is in contrast to popular beliefs that boys have a natural attraction towards video games, much more than girls. Surprisingly, it is also claimed that video games tend to reward men’s brains more than women. Some people also believe that boys are more interested in the rough, sporty and strategy games while girls are happier playing the light, social games....more

The Sacrifice: a Book Review

On the surface, The Sacrifice, by Joyce Carol Oates is the story if a young black girl and her mother. The novel starts with Ednetta Frye wandering the streets of her neighborhood showing everyone a photo of her daughter. She then implores of them, have you seen my “S’b’lla?” Ednetta’s daughter has been missing now for a couple of days and she is frantic to find her. ...more

Itazura na Kiss Getting a Live-action Japanese Movie Adaptation

The popular shoujo manga Itazura na Kiss (It Started with a Kiss) has officially crossed over to the zombie undead territory. How else to explain why this sweet but flimsy yarn is getting yet another live-action adaptation? Is anyone else … Continue reading → ...more