Every Child Is Our Child (RIP Noah Chamberlin)

Most of my writing is typically devoted to the portrayal of the humorous side of parental life; this isn't one of those times. This choice of topic is a departure for me, because it feels unbearably heavy, and I know that for some, it'll feel too ...more

Top 5 Reasons I'm Excited 'The X-Files' is Back

The time of The X-Files return is almost upon us! The show that was one of the first to introduce me to the concept of "shipping" (wanting two characters to be in a relationship) will make a six episode return, starting later this month. ...more

Why the Movie 'Concussion' Made My Sons NOT Want to Play Football

My kids have wanted to play football since they were little boys, and my husband and I have always said no. We allow them access to every other sport and hobby that they love. They take dance class and play on lacrosse and basketball teams. As a ...more

Exploring the Supercute World and Cultural Import of Hello Kitty

It’s a few hours before the Hello Kitty Supercute Opening Party at the Experience Music Project, and I’m having a moment of fashion indecision: should I wear my black-framed Hello Kitty glasses, or the white-framed specs? Since I wore the white ...more

5 Book Challenges to Kick Off 2016

Reading challenges are a great way to find new books, reach goals, and remind yourself to... well... read. It's too easy to surf blogs and play games on your phone in the evening rather than picking up a good book. Joining a reading challege will ...more

Toronto Gave Drake a Key to the City in a Massive Case of Misplaced Hero Worship

Why has Drake earned so much praise--even a key to Toronto--even though he writes sexist and blatantly misogynistic lyrics? ...more

What Madeleine Albright Could Learn About Feminism From Beyonce's 'Formation'

As a 50-something feminist, I love Beyoncé. When Bruno Mars sang, “Stop. Wait a minute,” those flares shot into the sky, and the TV camera swung to reveal an all-female, black-clad drum line on the Super Bowl field, my heart rate zoomed into a whole new zone.“Alright, ladies, now, let’s get into formation,” Beyoncé commanded....more

Yay, 'Scandal' and HTGAWM Are Back — But, Wait, Why Can't I Remember What's Going On?

Good news, Gladiators! The grand Thursday night Shondaland #TGIT line-up is back in play, with Grey's Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder returning after a midseason's break. Fantastic! Pop some corn, aerate some wine, and get ready to pick up where we left of with Annalise's... um, hmm? I can't seem to remember what, but it was good.  And Olitz was hot and heavy with the...wait, or did that happen with Jake? Was there a cliffhanger? ...more
BLESS YOU. Wasn't Annalise shot in the chest? Because he was too excited? I've forgotten.more

Why Valentine's Day Isn't Anti-Feminist

So. It's almost here.If you're single, you're VERY aware of this fact, amirite? #SinglesAwarenessDay...more

SNOWTIME! Teaches Childhood Lessons and Still Delights

Coming to theatres February 19th from SHOUT! Factory and director Jean-Francois Pouliot is an animated film for the whole family to enjoy when it comes to SNOWTIME! ...more

CRIMSON PEAK on Bluray Delivers Old Fashion Ghost Story

Leave it to Guillermo del Toro to be a part of the writing team and direct, along with Universal Studios Home Entertainment, a ghost story that can only happen at CRIMSON PEAK coming to Bluray. Edith (Mia Wasikowska) is a young girl ahead of her time. Wishing to publish her stories she is only met with kind rejection. Using her father Carter Cushing’s (Jim Beaver) office typewriter, she meets Baronet Thomas Sharpe (Tom Hiddleston). ...more

Park Eun Bin Glowing and Lovely at Press Conference for Web Drama Choco Bank with EXO’s Kai

What a delightful and refreshing surprise to run across K-actress Park Eun Bin doing the promotional rounds recently. I haven’t seen her since K-drama Secret Door over a year ago and she continues to grow into lovely adulthood. She’s one … Continue reading → ...more

Katie Holmes, Christine Lahti Talk Bipolar Disorder, ‘Touched With Fire’ – PHOTOS

In “Touched With Fire,” Katie Holmes and Luke Kirby portray poets with bipolar disorder. They meet and fall in love during group therapy sessions at the mental hospital where their parents, including a character played by Christine Lahti, have institutionalized them against their will. Directed and written by Paul Dalio, the movie feels authentic in how it represents people with this disorder and how they experience the world ....more

Why "50 is the new 30" is a bullshit idea

This idea that 50 is the new 30 is kind of a bullshit idea. First of all – what kind of a 30 year old suffers from hot flashes caused by menopause or has to worry about wrinkles and gray hair? I am now approaching 53 – and as much as I have told myself that I am fine with aging gracefully, there is really nothing graceful about it....more

Cuba: Francis and Kirill, lost in symbols

Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill met for two hours at Jose Marti International Airport in Cuba to “exchange a joint declaration on religious unity”, a mostly-symbolic gesture. (Emphasis added) Despite a separation that dates back to the Great Schism of 1054, the Russian Orthodox Church had said that Islamic extremist attacks on Christian […] ...more

Mobile Accessibility and the Understandable Principle

The W3C wants to help developers understand how WCAG 2.0 applies on mobile devices. They recently issued the first working draft on the topic. The guidelines and principles of WCAG are explained using the POUR method: Perceivable, Operable, Understandable, Robust ....more

New Behind-the-Scenes Preview Showcases the Sprawling Production of Descendants of the Sun

It’s no secret that Descendants of the Sun is super high budget, basically blowing all previous K-dramas out of the water with the overseas location shoots and military/medical story line necessitating sprawling sets and costumes. That’s worth checking this drama … Continue reading → ...more