Who Is The Stronger Stark: Sansa Or Arya?

***Warning: This post contains spoilers from the HBO series Game of Thrones.***The Game of Thrones fourth season opener was fantastic. It had the all of the blood and boobs that we’ve come to expect. But it also had something else that I loved: ...more

What Noah Taught Me About Conservation and Global Warming

Did Darren Aronofsky pull a bait-and-switch with his movie, Noah? Although the movie is based on stories from the Bible, I felt like it was almost a cautionary tale against man's negligence of the earth. Seeing  the earth without flowers or ...more

20 Years in the Shadow of Kurt Cobain's Death

This weekend marks the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death. Ten years ago I wrote about his death and a young man named Crazy Tony. Ten years ago I was more sentimental than I am now.  ...more

Gwyneth Paltrow Tells Us Movie Star Parenting Is Harder

In my mind, Gwyneth Paltrow is one of my besties. I hate it when she proves me wrong. ...more

The Day I Got a Retweet From Prince

I've had some pretty amazing fangirl moments in my life. In 6th grade, I met Selena after what would be her final Alamodome performance. When I was a cop in the Air Force, I was chosen to work Avenged Sevenfold's security detail during ...more

Two Fiery Shows About Women and our BFFs

We haven’t had a profound shortage of female bonding orientated programming as of late. Girls on HBO, for example, is a gritty, realistic show about the real life jealousies and issues that develop between friends as they navigate the waters of young adulthood. But as much as I love it, it’s about women much younger than myself, and as much as I try to relate to Hannah, Marnie, Jess and Shoshanna, I realize that that the similarity factor can only go so far. ...more

Kirsten Dunst, I've Got Your Back

Kirsten Dunst recently got blasted for some comments she made about gender roles and just because someone doesn't agree with her, does not mean Kirsten is "kind of dumb about it."  But according to Erin Gloria Ryan in Jezebel, Kirsten is indeed "kind of dumb about it" since she apparently favors traditional male and female roles within a relationship. ...more
prairiewifeinheels  @blogher Agreed.  If feminism wants women to be strong and independent and ...more

'Orange Is the New Black' Teases Us With a Trailer and More

The next season of Orange Is the New Black won't drop until June 6th, but Netflix cares about me (and you) and our OITNB obsession, so they released a new trailer and promotional video to help us make it to the finish line.  ...more
BlogHer LOVE Orange is the New Black!!! Wish season 2 would hurry!!!!more

Cannes Film Fest Lineup Features Women Filmmakers

The organizers of the Cannes Film Festival, which has always been a mix of high brow cinema and cheesy publicity ploys, announced their line up for the May 14 – 25 event. Every year the celebrity wattage converges on the tiny postage size Croisette to promote their movies and engage in non-stop partying. But women were primarily represented by beautiful young actresses in skimpy outfits posing on the red carpet, rather than on their achievements as directors ....more

Attend Hogwarts from Your Living Room, and Other LARP Websites We'd Like to See

It turns out that joining an online course for Hogwarts is a lot more exciting in theory than it is in practice. The creators of Hogwarts is Here didn't account for the idea's popularity, and merely enrolling took me over an hour as the server kept giving me 503 messages. This LARP (live action role playing) site allows players to enroll as themselves, a new character, or an existing character in the book, and then complete all the Hogwarts coursework, including 3-foot-of-parchment essays. ...more

Interview: Steve Tom Talks Fly-Fishing, Jim Carrey, Dumb and Dumber To

When he saw the first preview of “Dumb and Dumber To,” in theaters Nov. 14, 2014, Steve Tom wondered why he was laughing so much. “It’s the grossest, stupidest movie,” says the actor who plays Dr ....more

Two Fiery Shows About Women and our BFFs

We haven’t had a profound shortage of female bonding orientated programming as of late. Girls on HBO, for example, is a gritty, realistic show about the real life jealousies and issues that develop between friends as they navigate the waters of young adulthood. But as much as I love it, it’s about women much younger than myself, and as much as I try to relate to Hannah, Marnie, Jess and Shoshanna, I realize that that the similarity factor can only go so far. ...more

Kirsten Dunst, I've Got Your Back

Kirsten Dunst recently got blasted for some comments she made about gender roles and just because someone doesn't agree with her, does not mean Kirsten is "kind of dumb about it."  But according to Erin Gloria Ryan in Jezebel, Kirsten is indeed "kind of dumb about it" since she apparently favors traditional male and female roles within a relationship. ...more
prairiewifeinheels  @blogher Agreed.  If feminism wants women to be strong and independent and ...more

Secret Love Affair Episode 10 Recap

Those above Hye Won believe it is greed for a position of power in Seohan that drives her. They exploit this as a way to keep Hye Won in check. Look at the way Mde Han manipulates the Sun Jae … Continue reading → ...more

Love Story in the Wallpaper

 A good buyer who often comes into my shop brought me in this spectacular roll of wallpaper from the early 1970s, probably 1970 or '71 because it has logos reminiscent of Love Story, a very popular film in 1970 that featured Ali McGraw and Ryan O'Neal. The plot surrounds a pair of young and beautiful college students who fall in love, but the girl is diagnosed with cancer and dies....more

favorite song friday:

I've had this ear worm in my head on and off for a day. I love its laid-back, upbeat vibe. As ear worms go, it's not a bad one to have, or as the song goes, "Not A Bad Thing." In lieu of an in-performance video, a supposed "true story" When Harry Met Sally-like short film has been made to the song, about an unknown young couple whose proposal was seen on a New York City subway train ....more

Great Read and Yummy Recipes

Sadie Hoffmiller has always liked things to be just so. A place for everything and everything in its place. Order over chaos. And of all things Sadie should be able to control, her own wedding is at the top of the list....more

Written and Video Preview for Episode 22 of In A Good Way

I can sense interest in waning for In a Good Way, which is a shame since this drama remains as good as it’s ever been, and also because I know how rare of a beast it is. Just looking at … Continue reading → ...more