How Do Pop Stars, Movie Stars, and Billionaires Spend Their Money?

Assuming you’re an average person, when you read or hear about pop stars, actors, and CEOs of successful companies making millions or billions of dollars, you probably feel a certain disconnect. It sounds very appealing, but you and I can’t really comprehend what $50 million, $500 million, or $5 billion looks like … let alone what it can buy.To be honest, most rich and famous people don’t have any better idea. What do you buy when you have too much to spend? This is the question many celebrities and entrepreneurs have to ask themselves....more

Gemini Full Moon – Networking Weekend!

A Full Moon in Gemini starts off our weekend on Saturday December 6, 2014. The Luminaries are opposite each other: the Sun has been in Sagittarius since Nov 22nd and the Lunar orb is in its partner sign of Gemini.  While the Moon is in the versatile 3rd sign of the Zodiac, clever verbal/ written exchanges, versatility/flexibility and the desire to travel and be with people are enhanced. As always with a “Full” phase, finish and complete any old projects hanging around. Clear out any debris to make room for what’s next....more

Talking with Comic Book Author Meredith Finch on the 'Power, Compassion and Love' of Wonder Woman

Earlier this year, DC Comics announced that a woman would again be at the helm of telling the stories of Princess Diana of Themyscira. Meredith Finch’s first issue of Wonder Woman The New 52 came out in November. There has been much talk of the new creative team taking over Wonder Woman —Meredith is partnering with her husband, comic book artist, David Finch, to create the series. ...more
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Diane Lockhart is the Best Character on TV

At the start of every semester, I ask my students what’s their favorite TV show. It’s my way of introducing myself as a fangirl and also gathering a little bit of intel about their personalities.  Last spring one student answered, “The Good Wife, because it’s the unsung hero of network television.” And immediately, I gave her an A....more

The Real Housewife of Comedy

I admit biggest guilty pleasure: those damn 'Real' Housewives.  Don't make that face, I know  you're watching them too...wishing  it was you in that make-up chair getting your hair done by your portable gay with the magic wand. I wish I knew before I searched and searched for the perfect man that all I really needed was a gay guy. Ladies, those are the men we should be using our energy to find....more

Things You Should Think About When Listening to 'Serial'

There’s a new hot podcast out there right now that’s topping This American Life (for all of you podcast nerds). It’s Serial, a journalistic investigation of the 15-year-old murder of high schooler Hae Min Lee and her boyfriend, Adnan Syed, who was convicted and is currently serving a life sentence in prison....more
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The Joy of Geekitude

Cross-posted from Measi's Musings It doesn't seem that long ago that being a geek was a bad thing. Geeks were the outsiders, the ones that never seemed to belong anywhere, the ones to look down upon. ...more

10 Secrets You Don't Know About Peter Pan

This Thursday, December 4, NBC will attempt to duplicate the success of their 2013, live Sound of Music broadcast by airing a 21st Century version of a 20th century classic.  The live telecast of Peter Pan stars Allison Williams (Girls) and Christian Borle (Smash), with voice-over by Minnie Driver (About a Boy), and something we all need more of in our lives, a singing, dancing Christopher Walken. ...more
Very interesting! And I'm apprehensively looking forward to tonight.more

Elf On The Shelf and The Legend of Belsnickel

Elf on the Shelf is creepy. The face, the disproportionate limbs, the mythology dating back to the mid-1990s -- it is all creepy, commercialized and secularized. Obviously, it is destined for greatness.The history of Christmas as a holiday and tradition is rife with cultural appropriation, secularization and lots of red-n-green washing. Trees became mainstream thanks to Prince Albert (German) bringing the tradition to England when he married Queen Victoria. Germans carried the tradition elsewhere as well, including into the Church!...more

Sharktopus vs. Mermantula

I am so excited about Sharktopus vs. Mermantula, I can hardly wait.I keep calling it Shartopuss or Sharktopolis, but that’s because I’m me, and words don’t come out right sometimes. It’s my brain’s way of saying it’s smarter than me.I still occasionally say: "cup-o-my-chino" instead of cappuccino, but I blame that on my unsophisticated upbringing in a town where cows mooed at us during football games.(Ok, it wasn’t that bad, it was called “Champion Township” after all.)...more