What Does The Whiteness Project Really Show About Race in America?

Watching the videos from the first installment of The Whiteness Project—24 clips filmed this July in Buffalo as part of documentary filmmaker Whitney Dow's project—was uncomfortable, and sadly revealed nothing surprising. How do you reject white privilege? How do you deny responsibility for humane speech and action towards others? How do you co-opt other people's struggles? It's pretty easy, apparently.  ...more
Rita Arens Thank you, Rita. Some of these comments make me want to scream. The denial of ...more

5 Best Walking Dead Premiere Moments

Wow is The Walking Dead back! The show racked in 17.3 million viewers on Sunday night. It beat out Sunday Night Football for ratings. Does that register? Walkers totally beat out sports. That is just crazy, plus The Walking Dead is an AMC show and is not even on network TV. TWD just keeps getting bigger and bigger each and every year. Image: AMC ...more
You were so right Erin!!!!!more

Defending the End of 'Gone Girl'

SPOILERS AHEAD. BEWARE. My husband and I pretended to be wild young things last night and went to the late showing of Gone Girl. I've been excited about the movie for a long time, having loved the book, and my husband was game since he's a big fan of director David Fincher. I walked out with a super thrilled and satisfied grin, and when I asked my husband what he thought, he said it was great ... except for the end. ...more
I thought the ending was ridiculous.  In fact a real let-down.  However with that said, I still ...more

10 Things to Say the Trick-or-Treaters Dressed as Elsa

Warning!They’re coming.Not the walking dead. Or the Boy Scouts with their popcorn.No, the Elsas are coming. All 5,082,367 of them.How do I know there will be so many of them? A couple weeks ago I took my daughter, 7, to a Halloween event. And then I almost lost her. That’s because she as well as ever other girl under age 10 were dressed as Elsa from Frozen....more

DEAR WHITE PEOPLE ...

Tinsel and Tine would like to introduce a new Blog Contributor - Mikhail Revlock who's first assignment was to cover the interview with writer/director Justin Simien....more

What Does The Whiteness Project Really Show About Race in America?

Watching the videos from the first installment of The Whiteness Project—24 clips filmed this July in Buffalo as part of documentary filmmaker Whitney Dow's project—was uncomfortable, and sadly revealed nothing surprising. How do you reject white privilege? How do you deny responsibility for humane speech and action towards others? How do you co-opt other people's struggles? It's pretty easy, apparently.  ...more
Rita Arens Thank you, Rita. Some of these comments make me want to scream. The denial of ...more

10 Great Halloween TV Programs for Toddlers

I have to confess that we watch a lot of TV in my house. I’m not proud of it, but it’s a fact of life. All of us love TV. I try to limit my girls’ viewing, but there are some days that I suck at that, too. Grace seems to love TV the most....more

Non-Fantasy Books for Game of Thrones Fans

After watching the first season of Game of Thrones, I did some screaming and started reading the series the next day. I'm not one to wait. I'm also not one for fantasy, so I don't know what it was about George R.R. Martin and his world, but it drew me in. Since then, I've made attempts at reading other fantasy series, but nothing seemed to click the way A Song of Ice and Fire did. So, what is there to read once you've devoured all of the books and happen to be in between seasons?...more

Stranger Danger! The Walking Dead Shocking Moments S5E2

Dissecting The Walking Dead “Strangers” Episode. No Comic Book SpoilersEpisode two of the Walking Dead continues the plot of uncertainty. Though we have our Grimes group together with a few new additions, Rosita, Abraham, Eugene, Tara and Bob, it definitely feels like our television family is back again....more

Once Upon A Time, Season 4: Episode 4 - Captain Hook And His Naughty, Naughty Hand

We begin this week's tale with a visit from our old friend Zoso – remember him? I must say, his dental hygiene has improved. He’s here to provide valuable plot fodder – specifically, we learn that the reason The Dark One wants the sorcerer’s hat is because it’ll free him from the dagger and give him unlimited power....more

Segregation and Racial Discrimination

Saint and Soldiers is a movie that was released in August and now on DVD.  The movie sends a message on race and segregation.  For those who are interested in World War 11 and racial disputes in the US army, this movie is certainly worth watching....more

How to look like Elsa & Anna from Disneys FROZEN movie

Simple steps on looking like your favorite Disney charcters from the movie FROZEN.Ever wondered how you can look like the ice princess Elsa or Anna from the Disneys Frozen Movie ? Well, now you can easily re-create this look. ...more