Watch Lifetime's Fantastic 'UnREAL' for a Juicy, Wild Ride into Reality TV

In the last scene of the third episode of Lifetime's summer breakout hit UnREAL, two producers of a Bachelor-type show sit poolside after orchestrating a vicious yet banal catfight among their contestants. They consider their surroundings — the ...more

'Ghostbusters 3' Announcements Unleash More Sexist Pushback

Let me tell you a little story about the Ghostbusters and me. ...more

Do TV Moms or Dads Fare Better in the Cutthroat World of NYC Parenting? Take One Guess.

What are the odds that two new TV sitcoms would premiere in the same summer, both of which feature the micro-issue of applying children to NYC’s ultra-competitive private schools as their underlying premise? Image via TV Land ...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 ...more

"Her Story" is the Game of Summer

If you are a self-proclaimed lover of the podcast Serial, you need to get yourself to the app store STAT and download Her Story by Sam Barlow. This interactive fiction video game casts you as a fictional Sarah Koenig, accessing a 1994 police ...more

Amy, Simone, Tig and More: 6 Amazing Documentaries About Women to Watch Now

I spent the last week immersed in the lives of six compelling artists. After seeing Amy in the theater and watching Tig on Netflix, the magic of search and streaming algorithms began suggesting other recent documentaries about women. "You might also like this," those algorithms predicted, and they were right.  ...more

Wait, Nicki Minaj Can't Even Be Frustrated? What Emotions Am I Allowed To Have As a Black Woman?

Years ago, my visiting sister and I were teasing each other about one of those random topics siblings joke about. My roommate overheard us as she climbed the stairs in our apartment and gently admonished us: “Now girls, don’t fight.” My sister and I turned to each other with the same puzzled expression. We weren’t fighting. We were joking around, having a good time. What was she talking about? I considered my roommate’s perspective: she saw two sisters in conversation with raised voices, using animated gestures. ...more
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MTV Documentary #WhitePeople Examines American Perspectives on Race

Most white people are completely uncomfortable discussing race. And with 91% of white Americans having zero non-white friends, they kind of don’t have to....more
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Get ready for action as the gang puts the band back together from writer/director Christopher McQuarrie and Paramount Pictures’ MISSION IMPOSSIBLE – Rogue Nation. Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) is under cover once again trying to discover who is responsible for a group called The Syndicate. While hanging from a pole he is rescued by the mysterious Ilsa (Rebecca Ferguson). Trying to get more information is a problem as Hunley (Alec Baldwin) succeeds in disbanding the IMF and Brandt (Jeremy Renner) isn’t happy. ...more


In theatres this Friday from Oscar winning director Daniel Junge and Oscar nominated director Kief Davidson is a history lesson filled with fun as Radius-TWC presents A LEGO BRICKUMENTARY. Narrated by Jason Bateman, the film documents the history of the family owned business. It all began with Ole Kirk Christiansen in Billund, Denmark opening a shop making furniture. He changed to miniature models and wooden toys around the time of the Depression. ...more

WITCHES OF EAST END: The Complete Season 2

On DVD from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment is the final season of some very cool gals with WITCHES OF EAST END: The Complete Season 2. The Beauchamps are a family that includes the every ageless Joanna (Julia Ormand) and her daughters Freya and Ingrid. Living a quiet life, Joanna teaches art and practices a witch-free life. That is unless sister Wendy comes to town and Joanna has no choice but to come clean to her girls about who they really are. ...more

Gross, creepy, no thank you.

This is... discomforting. Newsweek informs me that the College Board has bowed to conservative political pressure, and is revising their A.P. U.S. History standards to "emphasize American Exceptionalism" ....more


I treasure this idea: according to E! Online, the CW is planning a "hyper-stylized, gritty adaptation" of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women. The show will be set in a dystopian version of Philadelphia, and feature four half-sisters attempting to "unravel a conspiracy that stretches far beyond anything they have ever imagined—all while trying not to kill each other in the process." Yes, dear readers, it's Little Women meets The Matrix, and it sounds hokey as hell ....more

Free Things to Do in Madison, Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin is an awesome city to live in, especially for a young couple like Dave and I. It is vibrant and energetic and one that prides itself on providing free entertainment and activities for it’s residents. Over the two years we’ve lived here, we’ve had the opportunity to try out several of those free activities, but there are still plenty we’ve yet to try! Here are some free things to do in Madison that everyone should try at least once....more

Scholar Who Walks the Night Episode 8 Recap

The shit hits the fan big time in episode 8 of Scholar Who Walks the Night, finally letting the romance take the backseat as Yoon’s political plotting triggers major ramifications. Fortunately for our idealistic royal grandson, he avoids taking the … Continue reading → ...more

Coming to a screen near you: Netflix’s drug cartels, Reading Rainbow and a Spanish dramedy

Have you guys noticed more dragons on your Netflix? Us too. And soon there’s going to be more drug cartels, Reading Rainbows and smart girls.I’m writing this as a member of Netflix’s Stream Team and even if I wasn’t, I’d still be a fan of its original series. They’re better than most of what’s on TV and don’t take the time commitment of a movie. (Unless you binge-watch, which admit it, always ends up happening despite your best efforts.)...more

The Fine Art of Self-Sabotage

Today’s required reading: Rachelle Gardner’s “7 Bad Habits of Successful Authors.” Excellent stuff throughout, but one that resonates with me is 5: Insecure.From the post:...more

Talking Time Travel Books

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