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

Who Learns Liza's Big Secret in the 'Younger' Series Finale?

My favorite guilty pleasure on TV of late is TV Land’s new series Younger, a show produced by Sex and the City creator Darren Star that zeroes in on a subject more important than almost anything to many women like me who are ages 40 and up: the ...more

From One Old Gal to Another: Thank You Caitlyn Jenner

Caitlyn Jenner's Vanity Fair photos made me feel fabulous. I love that she's 65. I love that in transitioning to being out as a woman, she went for broke. I love the message of power and controlling one's destiny. I love her hair and her look and her ...more

Land, Power, and Filmmaking in Hawaii: My Firsthand Look at the Filming of 'Aloha'

In October 2013, my husband and our two teenage sons were invited to spend a couple days at Bumpy Kanahele’s village, Pu‘uhonua o Waimānalo, to watch the filming of Cameron Crowe’s recently released Aloha. (Pu‘uhonua translates to “place of refuge” ...more

6 Books Every Woman Should Read for Asian Pacific Heritage Month

The New York Public Library recently published a list of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Picks for Adults, and I was dismayed to find geishas and shoguns but so few titles that actually help raise awareness of the lived experiences of Asians in the ...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

Fun Nights in Hawaii for Pop Culture Fans

Hear the term “Hawaiian entertainment” and some stereotypical images probably come to mind. Tiki bars. Hula dancing. Fruity cocktails with a wedge of pineapple speared through with a small paper umbrella. Kind of cute, kind of kitschy. ...more

INTERVIEW: 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

Movie Review: Max

Reel Rating: 3 out of 5 Reels MPAA Rating:...more

5 Best Women Athletes on “American Ninja Warrior”

American Ninja Warrior, the hyper-athletic obstacle course reality show (and the only game show that has never had a winner), features many incredible athletes, almost exclusively men. But in the last two seasons, an elite group of women have come up through the ranks, setting records and leaving an indelible mark. Last season was such a breakthrough that it paved the way for a huge turnout of women athletes ....more

7 Must-See Post-Apocalyptic Shows

It's no big secret: the novel I am polishing this month is a post-apocalyptic story. I have an obsession love for the genre that has spurred on my very first novel and a short story as well.  Today, I'm going to give you the top 7 post-apocalyptic shows that will inspire you, keep you wanting more, and make you glad that you're watching events unfold across a screen and not in real life. Without further ado:...more

Weekly Book Giveaway: <i>Nimona</i>, by Noelle Stevenson

This week's Book Giveaway is Noelle Stevenson's graphic novel Nimona. Admittedly, I picked it because the main character's name and image reminded me of a fantasy version of Ramona Quimby, but you know what? I've chosen plenty of books for stupider reasons ....more

5 Graphic Novels That Belong on Summer Reading Lists

Ah, summer!  When students all over America break free of their desks and high-tail it to the pool.For about five seconds, until their summer reading lists appear and ruin everything.Now let’s be real. Even as a kid I loved to read, but summer reading lists were a burden all the same. It wasn’t fun reading. Sure, I liked some of the books I was exposed to, but so many more were dry or hard to focus on when I really just wanted to get back outside....more

Nam Joo Hyuk In the Pages of Tenasia for Post Who Are You: School 2015 Interview

The curious case of model-actor Nam Joo Hyuk in his first leading man stint in just finished drama Who Are You: School 2015 is sure to incite heated debates. I fall in the camp of liking him in School 2015, … Continue reading → ...more

Summer fun on deck: Wildly Cute! Koalas have landed at the Indianapolis Zoo

Summer fun on deck: Wildly Cute! Koalas have landed at the Indianapolis Zooby Keianna Rae Harrison for INSPIRE: The Blog at Mompreneur InkHave you met the little guys who put the “mom” in my Mompreneur?...more

Movie Review: Ted 2

Reel Rating: 4 out of 5 Reels MPAA Rating:...more

MM - Joyeux anniversaire de Saint-Exupéry

One hundred and fifteen years ago today, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was born. My French copy of Le Petit Prince has gone to that wicked big library in the sky, but I still have my circa 1980s copy of The Little Prince -...more

RIP Chris Squire of Yes

Just yesterday, one of my favorite bass players passed away.  Chris Squire, one of the founding fathers of the rock band Yes, died from leukemia at age 67.  Although not necessarily a household name beyond those well-versed in the breadth and depth of rock and roll, he was an amazing bass player.  Amazing enough for my high school best friend and me to input his initials in our yearbook quotes for our senior years (weren’t we cute and oh so rock and roll?! Please don’t judge — I was 18!)....more