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

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

Ted Cruz Hires Porn Star Amy Lindsay, #TrumpNation Wants Her

Ted Cruz apparently hired a porn star named Amy Lindsay for one of his ads. Well, ok, not REALLY Ted Cruz, but the production company that created the ad. But #TrumpNation is vying for her attention ....more

Attn Kristen Bell: Sloths Aplenty on PBS & the New Photo Book ‘Slothlove’

A photo from the upcoming book by Sam Trull, “Slothlove” Wildlife conservationist and photographer Sam Trull’s world changed forever when she gave up her comfortable life in the United States for the wilds of Costa Rica. After almost 20 years of working with animals, one creature in particular had captured her heart: the...more

NYFW: Malan Breton A/W Fashion Show Is a Must Shop!

Once again, designer Malan Breton proves that he's at the top of his fashion game during New York Fashion Week. - PJ Gach...more

Deadpool, Zoolander 2, How To Be Single – New Movies in Theaters

“Deadpool,” “Zoolander 2” and “How To Be Single” are among the new movies hitting theaters this weekend. Read on for a preview of all the new movies in theaters. NEW MOVIES – HOW TO BE SINGLE Rated R for sexual content and strong language throughout | In Theaters 2/12 | Ok for Kids 18+ | New Line/Warner Bros ....more

Unfortunate Makeup Turns Nam Gyu Ri Into a Wax Doll at Drama Press Conference

Call it a case of truly unfortunate make up, paired with someone with enough plastic surgery for this to highlight the features a tad too starkly. K-actress Nam Gyu Ri attended the press conference for upcoming weekend drama Yes, That’s … Continue reading → ...more

Tell Your Book Club

 I exchange books with fellow readers who love nonfiction. We only share the best books among us. I finished one book recently that I lent out within days of closing the cover. Partly because I want to discuss it with other readers. Just like after a great movie, you want to talk about the plot and characters and share your thoughts about what you just watched. Same thing.  The book is Just Keep Rowing by Katie Spotz. It's a true story about a 20-something girl who rows across the ocean solo in a special tiny boat. It took her 3 months. ...more

How Can We Handle "our" Homeless Rate ?

 As a San Francisco native, I'm concerned with the high volume of the statistical data, that shows, how many in the city of San Francisco has been evicted in the last five years.  We have 25 districts, they are separated by zip codes: here is the totals ...more