Elizabeth Periale

My name is Elizabeth Periale. I am an artist, blogger, and culture critic. I write about movies, books, television, pop culture—old and new—with a feminine/feminist perspective. Sometimes I post pictures of the kid, too.

My Blogs

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
Thanks tons for featuring me and my blog, xoxoxo e! I'm looking forward to checking out all the ...more

You're Getting to be a Hobbit ...

Peter Jackson just can't help himself, I guess....more
@stephen f melinger I'm not at all familiar with that, but will check it out - thanks!more

Not Harry ...

I first met this crazy Black Siamese cat three years ago August. Someone thought it would be a good idea for us to get a pet, a cat, and somehow we ended up with two — this black cat and his litter mate, a tabby. I named them Harry and Dash. They were about five or six months old and full of mischief. Dash was a scratcher and a biter. Not Harry. It took a while, but I broke down Dash's resistance. He's now a cuddle cat. Harry was the alpha cat. He was smart, adventurous, but he was also extremely affectionate. He and I bonded big time....more
Thanks so much. They really do get in our hearts : )more

You're Getting to be a Hobbit ...

Peter Jackson just can't help himself, I guess....more
@Karen Ballum I agree. It was definitely a movie to do the bills, go through your email, do just ...more

Logan Lerman, Tween Dream

Kids grow up so fast (too fast) these days. My nine year-old may still like her Barbies and stuffed animals, but she also has huge crushes on boy bands One Direction, Big Time Rush, and certain young actors. One of her current faves is Logan Lerman, AKA Percy Jackson....more
@sweet_grl22 Thanks so much for the great movie recommendations! I will definitely look for Hoot ...more

It's All Good — Even Delicious

I recently defended Gwyneth Paltrow's new cookbook, It's All Good: Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great....more
@aperiale I didn't realize that gluten content was higher when we were kids. That helps make ...more

To All the Gwyneth Paltrow Haters: Her New Cookbook Really Is 'All Good'

It's so easy for the Internets to hate on Gwyneth Paltrow. She's an easy target. The actress puts herself out there, with her forays into becoming a foodie, a lifestyle guru, her just-asking-for it-named website goop, her occasional transitions from acting to singing. ...more
I have recently posted some of my recipe results/impressions on my blog xoxoxo e, if anyone is ...more

To All the Gwyneth Paltrow Haters: Her New Cookbook Really Is 'All Good'

It's so easy for the Internets to hate on Gwyneth Paltrow. She's an easy target. The actress puts herself out there, with her forays into becoming a foodie, a lifestyle guru, her just-asking-for it-named website goop, her occasional transitions from acting to singing. ...more
@MarcieRomenco I agree that everyone should check with their doc of choice about going on any ...more

To All the Gwyneth Paltrow Haters: Her New Cookbook Really Is 'All Good'

It's so easy for the Internets to hate on Gwyneth Paltrow. She's an easy target. The actress puts herself out there, with her forays into becoming a foodie, a lifestyle guru, her just-asking-for it-named website goop, her occasional transitions from acting to singing. ...more
@scarletgrenadine There are actually quite a few egg recipes and lots of vegetables. She does ...more

Roger Ebert Challenged Us to Think About What Makes a Movie Great

RIP Roger Ebert: The Pulitzer Prize-winning movie critic, who wrote for the Chicago Sun-Times for more than 45 years, died on Thursday, April 4, at age 70, after a long struggle with cancer. Two days earlier, Ebert had announced he was taking a "leave of presence" from his job, writing: ...more
Great post and great tribute to Roger Ebert. I also grew up with him and he helped shape how I ...more