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

Let's Talk About Voice Choices That Are Worse Than Vocal Fry

Handwringing about women and vocal fry is back in vogue, and I've had enough of it.  Whether you call it a tic, a pattern, a learned affectation or a cultural gift from the Manic Pixie Pandora of Zooey Deschanel (who is typically used to illustrate articles about vocal fry), complaints and analysis abound.  ...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
I'm upset too. I don't like what's going on, there has been too much; I think we should speak ...more

How ‘80s Moms Got it Right

Thinking back on the ‘80s I can’t help but smile. It was THE decade. Big hair, flashy clothes, and a whole lot of attitude! I feel fortunate to have been teen during one of the most pivotal times in history. But it wasn’t the kids of the ‘80s who made this era great. Hells to the no. It wasn’t the music, or the movies, or even the idols we worshipped (I’m looking at you, Madonna!). Those things were great, but what really made the ‘80s gnarly were our mothers.Here’s how ‘80s moms got it right:Like Totally Not Uptight...more

FF - I heart Harry Potter and JK Rowling

Today is the thirty-fifth birthday of Harry Potter, and the fiftieth birthday of his creator, JK Rowling....more

A Lesson in Reading

I learned to read  because of envy.  Some little girl in my pre-kindergarten class walked in one day, waving a Little Golden book like it was a fan. During show-and-tell she read aloud to the class and the teachers all went nuts.  How smart she was, how sweet she was and wasn't she wonderful to entertain the other children?  Phooey. A blonde show-off in a pinafore is what she was and I wasn't interested in being her audience....more

Kim Sae Ron Turns 15 Years Old and Looks Pretty as a Flower in Marie Claire Korea

Today is Kim Sae Ron’s 15th birthday, which is an occasion perfect for doing a retrospective appreciation post of the fantastic pictorial she did for Marie Claire Korea back in March 2015. It was a scant four months ago but … Continue reading → ...more

Let's Talk About Voice Choices That Are Worse Than Vocal Fry

Handwringing about women and vocal fry is back in vogue, and I've had enough of it.  Whether you call it a tic, a pattern, a learned affectation or a cultural gift from the Manic Pixie Pandora of Zooey Deschanel (who is typically used to illustrate articles about vocal fry), complaints and analysis abound.  ...more

Full moon in July-Guru Purnima

Full moon in July = Guru Purnima, a time to thank your teachers. So this week of the full moon 2015, I'm thinking of, and thanking, Sri K Pattabhi Jois, the founder of Ashtanga Yoga, and an immense influence on yoga as we know it, who would have been 100 years old this week. Its no accident, and a huge blessing, that I met Jois, first in New York in 2001, and again in India late 2004, between my dad’s death and mother’s relatively quick decline ....more

A Space of My Own

By Sarah Reichert I’m constantly making deals with myself....more

My Favorite Beach Books

Well, it's almost August and we're definitely hitting the beach, the lakes and the pools. But what to put in the beach bag? Here are some suggestions- some recent, some older titles but all good juicy reads for when you want to relax.Viper Wine, by Hermione Eyre ....more

Ji Chang Wook Sends Love Call to Yoo Ah In to Work Together, Yoo Ah In Responds in Kind

This might be a potential awesome onscreen pairing waiting to happen, and even if it doesn’t come to fruition is still too cute not to share. Yoon Ah In has been promoting his new movie Veteran on the media circuit … Continue reading → ...more

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE - Rogue Nation

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