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

This Lesbian Supports Hillary Clinton for President

Let me be clear - if Bernie Sanders wins the nomination, I will vote for him. I will enthusiastically support him. No hesitation, no bitterness, no hissy fits. Just pragmatic decisions to keep the country moving forward. It is ridiculous to think otherwise. However, I think Hillary is the better candidate. And I don't have to explain why....more

Beyoncé's Formation Is Full of the Unapologetically Black Messages My Daughters Need

Beyoncé dropped that fire... I mean for a while I was NOT a fan. But I guess it's time I dust off my Bey Hive wings and glitter crown because she came out the woodworks with a mean black power trap banger.  I won't lie, I once thought Bey was vapid and aloof and not paying attention in her glass tower; apparently I was wrong. She let everybody know that #blackgirlmagic is real. ...more
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Is Lunar New Year Finally Becoming Mainstream?

The San Francisco Bay Area is rolling out the red and gold for one its biggest events of the year. Not the Super Bowl (although I hear plenty of people are celebrating that, too). It’s the Lunar New Year, most often called Chinese New Year, which begins on Monday, February 8. In a periodic alignment of the moon and the NFL calendar, football’s holiest day also lands on the same weekend as the biggest holiday for many Asian cultures, including Chinese, Taiwanese, Korean, and Vietnamese....more
Thank you! Happy New Year to you, too graceishumanmore

Kanye West – ‘Bill Cosby is Innocent!’ – Sarah Silverman Fights Back

Kanye West says Bill Cosby is innocent. Sarah Silverman is having none of it. Kanye West – the king of saying dumb things – is just two days away from the release of his new album ....more

10 Museums in the U.S. Focused on African American History

If you know your history, then you would know where you're coming from.- Bob Marley, Buffalo Soilder...more

Odd Vegas Tourist Attractions

Yes, this is actually the wall from the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. It has been reassembled in the Mob Museum ....more

You Are The Boss – Sandbox To Success Episode 36

Listen to the Episode Below (00:14:52) Download Listen in a New Window iTunes Stitcher SoundCloud Leave a Review Clammr It Subscribe via RSS Subscribe on Android Get New Episodes In Your Inbox Today in Episode 36 we’ll be talking about how you are the boss! We’ll discuss how to conduct yourself in just that manner. You Are The Boss – Sandbox To Success Episode 36 You are the boss? ...more

Newbie on the Block

As I sit and write this first post on BlogHer, I feel slightly nervous, like starting at a new school.....yes, even at 57 years old, entering this new (for me) virtual portal is like standing in the playground, looking at the groups of children playing with each other and who occasionally shoot a stare or two at the Newbie.I am excited to be here though, and thought just a little introduction might help me get a friend or two to start with....more
Writewhatmatters Thank you so much!  What a delightful welcome!  :)more

Song Joong Ki Shows Off Nice Guy Image at Kolon Event Prior to K-drama Transformation into Military Man

The casting of Song Joong Ki straight out of military service in the role of an armed forces commander in Descendants of the Sun seemed so meta perfect when I heard the news. I assumed he would be emerging like … Continue reading → ...more

Austen could only improve it.

Speaking of Shakespeare, I've been spending some time in Washington D.C., and the Metro is plastered with ads for the Folger Library's "The Wonder of Will: 400 Years of Shakespeare" celebration. The centerpiece of the event is, of course, the First Folio, but I'm far more interested in this: "Will & Jane: Shakespeare, Austen, and the Cult of Celebrity". The actual connection seems a little tenuous (they're both famous English writers, but so are a lot of other people), but whatever: I'm still sorry I won't be in D.C. to see it ....more

My favorite is his <i>Richard III</i>, but I don't want it on a t-shirt

Literature-inspired clothing line Out of Print has just released a pair of new designs featuring Milton Glaser's cover art for William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hamlet, and The Tempest. Glaser is probably best known for designing the "I [heart] NY" logo. His Shakespeare illustrations are in a totally different style, but they're equally memorable ....more

Roy Qiu and Kirsten Jen Beautifully Grace the February Cover of Girl Magazine

Thanks to the upcoming February edition of Girl Magazine, I now have a new potential drama pairing that for whatever reason never crossed my mind before. Roy Qiu and Kirsten Jen grace dual covers of Girl Magazine in a spread … Continue reading → ...more

What’s Current: Documents reveal NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel kidnapped and beat ex-girlfriend

Photo: Stephen Brashear/Getty Images Samantha Bee mocks a U.S. state senator’s sexist dress code proposal on her hilarious debut of Full Frontal. ...more