Count Me Out: I'm Done with the Disgusting Duggar Spin Machine

Last night Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar appeared on Fox News to explain their actions as parents and as stars of the TLC  show 19 Kids and Counting and to talk about their son Josh Duggar's admission that he molested five underage girls. Josh Duggar's known victims include a babysitter and four of his sisters.  ...more
melisa The sleeping part is so sad, as if traumatizing a sleeping child is okay? What else has ... more

Count Me Out: I'm Done with the Disgusting Duggar Spin Machine

Last night Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar appeared on Fox News to explain their actions as parents and as stars of the TLC  show 19 Kids and Counting and to talk about their son Josh Duggar's admission that he molested five underage girls. Josh Duggar's known victims include a babysitter and four of his sisters.  ...more
EdgeOfInsanity Agree, why would he be able to fully understand what he did if they see it as no ... more

White and Gold or Blue and Black? The Great Dress Debate

I woke up this morning to the great Dress Debate, or #DressGate, or as it's trending on Twitter, #TheDress....more
It's a beautiful thing when the Internet collectively flips out about something. more

All The Gorgeous 2015 Oscar Dresses By Color

So many pretty white and blushing pink gowns on the Oscar red carpet for the 87th Academy Awards! Okay, so maybe the color choices weren't the best symbolism for the #WhiteOscars … but they looked gorgeous, especially when saved from debutante/prom vibes with embellishments (like Lupita Nyong'o and her 6,000 pearls) or sequins (like Julianne Moore's dazzling Chanel dress). ...more
Oprah's dress was magical. I loved the greens, especially Scarlett's dress and neck thingie. ... more

Preparing to Say Goodbye to the Bravermans and 'Parenthood'

My dear, kind and loving fans of Parenthood. I'm worried about us all. Are you okay after the "We Made It Through the Night" episode? Have you stopped weeping yet? Here, just sit still on this luncheonette stool for a moment, dry your eyes with this Braverman plaid shirt, and let's address the tender, beautiful, about-to-collapse souffle in the room. There's only one show left. ...more
Kalyn Denny Nope, it's Zeek. You can check NBC's site and IMDB for confirmation. more

Golden Globes 2015: Tina, Amy and Margaret Cho with the North Korea Joke That Wouldn't Die

The Golden Globes threw a perfectly Golden Globes awards night. A few rambling, perhaps tipsy speeches here, a few few earnest, perhaps self-involved speeches there, and a lot of inspiration to view the films and shows the Foreign Press Association would like you to be sure to view, Birdman, The Affair, Big Eyes, The Honorable Woman, Jane the Virgin, Transparent, Whiplash, Theory of Everything, Still Alice and Boyhood chief amongst them. ...more
Grace Hwang Lynch Definitely important piece of the problem, and why in my mind the focus is not ... more

Does 'Black Mirror' Examine a Sexist and Racist Future, or Is It Just Another Racist and Sexist TV Show?

I only have myself to blame. You know that thing where a television show or movie is so highly recommended that you make special plans to watch it, only to absolutely hate it so much that you wonder if you watched the same show as the critics or your friends loved? Looking into Black Mirror did that to me.  ...more
dasein The tone of the show doesn't feel like it supports feeling good that the men were ... more

8 Easy and Festive Cocktail Recipes to Ring in the New Year

Oh, Champagne, how I love you—and how difficult you are to drink all night long. Palates fade, and your second (or third) glass starts feeling less sparkly and more sticky-sweet. It's a sacred tradition to begin and end any New Year's Eve party with bubbles, but it's tricky to keep a cocktail party going without … well, cocktails. ...more
I need that Commodore barware. more

Pardon Me? Why Should Mark Wahlberg Be Pardoned For His Racial Hate Crimes?

[Update 12/12/2014: The Daily Mail reports that the one of the men beaten by Mark Wahlberg, Johnny Trihn says he was blinded in one eye while fighting in the Vietnam War and now would like to see Wahlberg get a pardon. --Grace] Pardon me, Mark Wahlberg? ...more
His appeal is so dangerously wrong that it feels willfully obtuse. more

Domestic Violence Awareness Month: The Impact of Emotional Abuse

There is no agony like bearing an untold story inside of you.” Maya AngelouOctober is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. I’ve wanted to address the subject of emotional abuse for some time on my blog. I recently made a couple of new friends and heard their stories, and it’s prompted me to share some difficult things with you....more
Thank you for naming and describing all of this so masterfully. You are a gift. more