I Loved Guest Host Kerry Washington but not Saturday Night Live

I watched Saturday Night Live this past weekend, eager to see the star of Scandal, Kerry Washington host. Though, on the heels of the conversation around the lack of Black women in the cast, it was entirely possible that expectations would be too high to make the show anything but a disappointment. The diversity discussion was addressed immediately in the cold open: ...more
Maria Niles lauriewrites The Wire jokes were particularly funny to me, knowing your deep ...more

Must-Follow Mondays: NaBloPoMo Bloggers

Here's an introduction to a few of the blogs participating in NaBloPoMo this month. We chose these in particular to show the diversity of bloggers that commit to blogging monthly in November -- but remember, there are still many, many, many more to meet on the list. Go meet them, too! ...more
davenportdiy Of course! The best thing about Must-Follow Mondays is that they are just a ...more

Thank you Deb Rox and all of my fellow BlogHer Bloggers!!!!

On Thursday, when I decided to blog about Project Runways All Stars return to the screen, I had no idea what would happen here on BlogHer. Deb Rox not only read it, but she actually thought that it was good enough grace the homepage with actual season bloggers, You! I can't tell you how surprised I am! I was absolutely shocked when I looked at my page on Friday Morning and found that there was an added photo and that it had been read by you all! That means so much to me!I wanted to make this post to just say Thank you!...more
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Glee Pulls Me Back In with Music for Cory Monteith Tribute Episode

Every time I think I’m done with Glee, something happens and pulls me back in. This week, it was the release of the songs for the tribute to Cory Monteith and his character, Finn Hudson, that will air tonight....more
Yup, i watched. and yup, pretty much cried through the whole thing. The scene with Finn's mom ...more

Can You Know About Woody Allen's Scandals and Still Enjoy His Films?

Vanity Fair recently published a tease to the upcoming issue of the magazine that will feature an updated full-length article on Mia Farrow's family and the truth about their experiences with film director Woody Allen.  A small portion of the story is published online. Whether you're a fan of the director's or not,  you've most likely familar with the scandals related to child abuse allegations and his marriage to Farrow's daughter that have followed him for decades....more
Sometimes I don't see how I can separate the art from the artist. The only challenge is of ...more

The Crazy Ones: I'm Sold on Robin William's Funny Show

Calling a show created by David E. Kelley and starring Robin Williams The Crazy Ones is only logical. Robin Williams, as ad exec Simon Roberts, doesn't have to be anything but his most manic to be hilarious. In this show, he gets to do plenty of that. Image: CBS ...more
@Virginia DeBolt  @Denise We're watching. The 2nd episode was definitely more laugh out loud ...more

MamaCare: Women’s Influence on Family Health and the Promise of ObamaCare

Valerie Jarrett is Senior Adviser to the President and Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls. It has been said, if you want to get something done – give it to a busy person. And who is busier than today’s moms? From managing pickup and drop-off schedules that could make a Pony Express rider’s head spin, to finding creative ways to make our little ones eat their vegetables and put down their video games long enough to finish their homework and play outside. ...more
You know, I just realized from reading this what was behind something that puzzled me last week. ...more

Eight Useless Uses of the Hashtag

Hashtags have been around for a while now. When I started out on Twitter, in 2011, I recall a certain apprehension about using them. What did they mean? Would I do it right? How does a hashtag work, anyway? ...more
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Julie Chen’s Confession Isn’t Just About Plastic Surgery, But Racism

[Updated 9/13/13 5:02 p.m. PST: Dayton, Ohio TV station WDTN-TV issued a statement saying "We are sorry for what happened to CBS' Julie Chen in 1995 when she was a reporter at WDTN-TV,” and stating that they do not tolerate racism or discrimination of any kind. --Grace]...more
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09/12/04: Three years ago today...

...I was one of many turned away at the blood donor station, and a cat's meow has haunted me ever since....more
@sharongreenthal It was awful. It was like a crystalizing moment for me. A plaintive embodiment ...more