Tig Notaro's Takes Her Top Off & That's Not the Provocative Part of 'Boyish Girl Interrupted'

I knew that Tig Notaro would likely take off her shirt at some point during her HBO comedy special, Tig Notaro: Boyish Girl Interrupted.   I was counting on it. ...more

Jennifer Aniston Gets Married and Everything is Okay

Jennifer Aniston's reported marriage this week to Justin Theroux seems to have sparked a collective insane sigh of relief from the zeitgeist that Jennifer Aniston is, indeed, marriageable. We can relax, after a decade of worry and confusion, because this intelligent, accomplished, independently wealthy actor with a thing for Mexican vacations, edgy and loyal sister girlfriends, Pilates, and increasingly challenging film roles—who has also, by the way, carried on like an entirely normal divorced person and person, for that matter, since her divorce—finally has a husband.  ...more

6 Ways White Feminists Should Not Respond to Racism

Spoiler alert: A lot of white people don’t entirely understand racism. Even educated, well-meaning, white feminists and advocates for social justice often miss the mark when talking about race. I am sure that I (a white person and a feminist) have been personally guilty of it (in fact, I realize with some anxiety that I could be guilty of it right now). And I get that it’s jarring to be called out for something that wasn’t your intention, and it’s natural to want to leap to your own defense....more

FF - I heart DubSmashWar Round One

It's here! DubsmashWar Round One has begun! Well, kind of - Team Carter has their submission up, but Team Shield is radio silent... hmmm... hope this doesn't mean Loki is misbehaving again...Because this war is also raising money for charity, they've asked that people not embed videos for the duration. So, please click on the link below to view, then come back here to discuss. I'll wait...*cue Jeopardy music*Videos are up on Crowdrise, official host of DubSmashWar...more

The Rejection of My Favorite 80’s Boy Band…By My 3 Year Old

Yesterday my almost 4 year-old son was a passenger with me on the way to Wal-Mart when I cranked up some New Edition. Figuring that these fierce early 80’s beats and 13-year-old falsettos would appeal to him, I indulged my inner fangirl.I started off with the first New Edition song I’d ever heard: ‘Cool It Now’. I was at Hugo’s roller skating rink when I first heard them singing about how their ‘lite wings have changed’.30 years later I thought that sounded a little weird and Googled it. It turns out that ‘life brings a change’....more

Should Adults Read YA Fiction?

Bachelor in Paradise Twitter Roundup: Was an Eliminated Cast Member Also Involved in Textgate?

Looking for a Bachelor in Paradise fix before tonight's episode?  The next best thing to watching Bachelor in Paradise is seeing all the reactions on Twitter from the cast and Bachelor Nation on what went down and putting it in a Bachelor in Paradise Twitter Roundup.   There's always plenty of fodder each week and this week was no exception.  People had plenty to say about "Textgate", Sam the Sea Witch and DarthJoe drama, the return of Mikey T., the arrival of Tight Shirt Justin, Cotton Eye Joe on After Paradise, the new Bachelor and, of course all the love!...more

Why Do I Love Murder She Wrote? It's a Mystery

I've always felt that my tv watching habits fit outside the norm. When my co-workers sit around at lunchtime and analyze the latest episode of Bachelor/American Idol/Latest Primetime Network Drama/Housewives/Kardashian Barf/Sports Whatever, I have nothing to do but analyze my broccoli....more

FF - I heart Killjoys

No, I don't mean killjoys in the spoilsport, sourpuss, stick-in-the-mud kind of way (though I've answered to those appellations once or twice). I mean KIlljoys, the latest space opera offering from the folks at SyFy (aka Skiffy). The first season just came to a close on August 21st, and I'm hoping against hope that we get a second season....more

Dear Anna Duggar, Like You, May We Inhale Grace

Dear Anna Duggar,...more

Full Moon in Sensitive, Sentimental Pisces 8/29/15

The “Full” stage of the Moon intensifies the characteristics / energy of the Astrology sign it’s in. So, while the Moon is in Water sign Pisces this weekend, think: emotion, creativity, hazy reality, imagination. If you have something important to do, stay focused. Be discerning. If things seem a little vague, you may want to delay any decisions....more