10 Reasons to See "This is Where I Leave You"

If you read This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper, then you are most likely excited about this film adaptation, which was released in theaters this month.  Image: Warner Bros ...more
Can't wait to see this on Friday. It's our first date night in a while so my husband and I are ...more

Dear New York Times, Shonda Rhimes Is No Angry Black Woman Stereotype

[Editor's Note 9/22/2014: The New York Times public editor issued a response to Stanley's article about Shonda Rhimes, but the newspaper management has yet to offer an official statement. --Grace]...more
Great post! The really cool thing about the female lead characters in Shonda's projects is that ...more

Two Women Made the MasterChef Finale, So Why Were Their Shoes The Focus?

This week, the two finalists from Season 5 of MasterChef competed for the title of America’s Best Home Chef. After first being chosen from a pool of thousands, these extremely talented, self-taught women withstood three months of grueling challenges to become the last ones standing. And, incidentally, they joined other women from the international MasterChef shows when they became part of the first women’s-only finale on MasterChef U.S. ...more
First off, I did not see the finale. I am taking what is said here as what happened. The focus ...more

10 Reasons to See "This is Where I Leave You"

If you read This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper, then you are most likely excited about this film adaptation, which was released in theaters this month.  Image: Warner Bros ...more
Can't wait to see this on Friday. It's our first date night in a while so my husband and I are ...more

Dear New York Times, Shonda Rhimes Is No Angry Black Woman Stereotype

[Editor's Note 9/22/2014: The New York Times public editor issued a response to Stanley's article about Shonda Rhimes, but the newspaper management has yet to offer an official statement. --Grace]...more
Great post! The really cool thing about the female lead characters in Shonda's projects is that ...more

Mommies are Magical

With the Frozen mania in my home, it’s no surprise that my girls have become rather obsessed with Elsa, and her magical powers.  Mydaughter has started asking me if real people have magic and I always answer “I have magic” to which she usually giggles and says something like “no you don’t!” or “show me then!”And while she may be skeptical, I know the truth: I really am magic! (All mommies are.)...more

Cry, If You Must.

Prompt: Tell us about the best movie to bring on a cleansing cry....more

Movie Blog Commentary - THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU

Are you closer to your siblings now that everyone's an adult, or was the bond tighter as children?...more

5 Halloween Costumes Everyone Will Do This Year

Remember that year when at least 5 people at every Halloween party was an Angry Bird?  Or Lady Gaga in her stuffed animal dress?  Or--my god--the Iron Mans???  SO MANY FUCKING IRON MANS! ...more

My Obsession with Long Island Medium

About a year ago, I was in my apartment and had the TV on for background noise.  I think I was on my laptop (blogging, perhaps?) and wasn’t really watching or focusing on whatever show was on.Something I heard must have eventually caught my attention, because I remember looking up at the television screen and seeing her.  A distinct voluminous blonde hairdo, tacky overgrown fingernails, and an orange-y tan that only meant one thing....more

Two Women Made the MasterChef Finale, So Why Were Their Shoes The Focus?

This week, the two finalists from Season 5 of MasterChef competed for the title of America’s Best Home Chef. After first being chosen from a pool of thousands, these extremely talented, self-taught women withstood three months of grueling challenges to become the last ones standing. And, incidentally, they joined other women from the international MasterChef shows when they became part of the first women’s-only finale on MasterChef U.S. ...more
First off, I did not see the finale. I am taking what is said here as what happened. The focus ...more