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

How Women Are Changing the Humor in Hollywood

As the Golden Globes showed us now that awards season is underway, it is notable that female-driven comedies on the silver screen and TV are conspicuously outstanding. Hollywood mainstays like Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie & Grandma), Meryl ...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

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

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

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

Why JAYNE FURY wrote FREEDOM BOUND (an SFR serial)

I love everything to do with the serials of old like Flash Gordon and Tom Mix. They’re pulpy and full of campy danger. But I also love Romance and Space Opera. So I thought, “Why not squish my serial love together with a romance in a space opera?” Not too much of a tall order? Maybe?...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

Which is a good tarot deck to start learning Tarot with?

Which is a good deck to start learning Tarot with? It is a good question and this is a great place to start.Many tarot decks are ‘themed’ from Mythic, Witches, Victorian, Cats, Vampyres and Steampunk to name a few, so for these decks you really need to have a knowledge, or a particular fondness, for the subject in hand....more