What Do Academy Awards Have to Do With Women's History Month?

No, I’m not talking about Melissa Leo’s use of that other-than-feminism “f-bomb” Sunday night. I want to compare two of this year’s Oscar winners and how they illustrate the way women’s history is told -- or not. ...more

Gloria--love the post and I am a big fan. Even met you years ago as a speaker at a Planned ...more

"King's Speech," Natalie Portman and Colin Firth Win Big At Oscars

The King's Speech dominated all the big Oscar awards including Best Picture, Best Actor (Colin Firth), Best Director (Tom Hooper) and Best Original Screenplay (David Seidler). Natalie Portman took home Best Actress for her role as a disturbed ballerina in Black Swan. Christian Bale and Melissa Leo won Best Supporting Actor and Actress for their work in The Fighter -- Bale for his role as a down-and-out trainer, and Leo for her portrayal of Bale's tough-talking mama....more

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The King's Speech

My sweet husband does not have the best track record for picking movies.  For a while I’d actually revoked his Blockbuster privileges after he brought home the miniseries Jack and the Beanstalk, a reworking of the classic fairy tale where the giant was actually the good guy.  Note to anyone selecting a movie for family night: just because Jim Henson’s name appears on the box doesn’t mean it’s a good show for kids.  And please check the length of the film; a three-hour miniseries doesn’t really work for family night. ...more

Blame my Grandmother for The King's Speech

Blame my Grandmother for The King's Speech? The King's Speech (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia...more


I need to start paying attention to the annual rhythms of my life. It seems to me I go through similar kinds of feelings from season to season, from year to year. Not that much gets resolves, mind you. But it does feel kind of cyclical. ...more