10 Excellent Chapter Books For Young Readers

There are no words to express the joy we felt when our 6-year-old son learned how to read on his own last year. Books have always been important in this house. (With a writer mother and an editor father, it's no surprise.) The Youngster has been read ...more

Quantico: The First 8 Minutes Offers a Look at an Exciting New TV Star

I've been ready to watch Quantico from the first preview because of the interesting lead actress playing Alex Parrish. Now that ABC released a teaser showing the first 8 minutes, I'm even more sure I'm going to love this show. It's about a class of ...more

The Monsters in 'The Visit' are Baby Boomers and a Slacker Gen X Mom

In addition to cheap thrills and, typically, a bit of comedy (intended or not), a good horror flick can give us a glimpse into our demons and cultural fears. At core, gothic stories are morality plays. Beware a focus on science, you might make ...more

Can Neil Patrick Harris — and Live TV — Get America Watching Variety Again?

Can Neil Patrick Harris break through multiple decades of viewer habits and convince them to watch television live again by promising The Best Time Ever? Image: NBC ...more

Open Letter to Writers Who Think Diversity Is Hurting White Authors

Why supporting diverse writers doesn't take away from more privileged authors. ...more

Gird Your Loins and Load Your GIFs, Because Here Comes Christmas Already

I'll be the first to admit that I am a lover of holidays. In all actuality, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday because of the process of cooking and feeding the folks that I love. But there is just something about the spirit of Christmas that makes me grin from ear to ear and smile in anticipation of it. But I know I'm not everyone....more

(INTERVIEW) Pauline Campos on Launching Her Book 'BabyFat'

Pauline Campos, freelance writer, longtime member of the blogging community and co-host of the Multi-Culti party at recent BlogHer annual conferences,  has released her first book. BabyFat is a candid memoir centered on body image and the author's postpartum experiences as she took on losing weight gained with the pregnancy of her daughter.  She answered a few questions about bringing BabyFat to market.  ...more

Now Let Us Praise Banned Books!

It's Banned Books Week again, that week cherished by bibliophiles and lovers of intellectual freedom, a time when the stupidity and bigotry of would-be censors is exposed to the light of day. Granted, a small part enjoying of BBW comes from a feeling of coalition; it's nice to meet others who prize big ideas over small minds but the core of the celebration are the books themselves. Banned books are some of the best stories in the world. ...more

Why Pan is a Must-See Movie!

This past week my family and I attended an early screening of the new Warner Brothers film, Pan.  It was an amazing re-imagination of Peter Pan’s beginning.   I would definitely recommend seeing it, particularly on the big screen….and here’s why we loved it… ...more

NY Film Festival: ‘Bridge of Spies Changed My Perspective’ – Spielberg

Steve Spielberg at the NYFF premiere of “Bridge of Spies” | Paula Schwartz Photo Tom Hanks stars in Steven Spielberg’s Cold War drama “Bridge of Spies,” which had its world premiere at the 53rd New York Film Festival, and received a standing ovation from the appreciative crowd. Hanks and Spielberg were joined by cast members, including Amy Ryan, Mark Rylance, Billy Magnussen, Scott Shepherd and Austin Stowell, along with screenwriter Matt Charman. The Coen brothers, who didn’t attend, also co-wrote the script ....more

Flashback: The Breakfast Club

Who would have thought that the John Hughes classic 'The Breakfast Club' would still be hollywood's best attempt? One of the most consistent writer and director to contribute to the 80's teen fad was John Hughes. The breakfast club is his one iconic movie and it's still the definitive 80's teen movie. The movie is a collection of highschool students who attend a saturday detention for each of their discretion. This film centers five different, yet representatiive highschool students: a brain, an athelete, a basket case, a princess and a criminal....more

K-movie Version of Heirs Underway and Kim Sun Sook Prepping Next Drama Involving Folklore and Monsters

Who’s ready for another serving of Heirs? Based on the latest development news, it’s more likely than not that the whole crew will be reuniting for a shorter second go-around in Kim Eun Sook‘s version of rich kids and their … Continue reading → ...more

The PIt

By Sarah Reichert In the fantastic movie, “The Princess Bride”, a monk is explaining to the hero where he is upon waking. ...more

Huang Xiaoming and Angelababy Tie the Knot in Lavish Wedding Ceremony Attended by Bevy of A-list Stars

Money was clearly no limitation for the lavish and star-studded wedding ceremony of top Chinese stars Huang Xiaoming and Angelababy. It was as luxurious and over-the-top as Jay Chou‘s nuptials to Hannah Quinlivan last year, minus only the English castle … Continue reading → ...more

I Have A Lover Episode 11-12 Recap

I Have A Lover Episode 11 Picking up from where our two leads met for the first time after four years. Hae Gang accidentally runs into Jin Eon with her scooter....more

Lost You Forever Chapter 42: Soul Dreams Cannot Rest Easy

A good story has peaks and valleys, ebbs and flows that keep the intensity flowing through a long windy journey. If the lovers get their happy ending too early, then what’s the lure to keep readers following along when there … Continue reading → ...more

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