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

I Can't Trust John Grisham After Hearing Him Defend Pedophiles, Can You?

John Grisham : former attorney, best-selling author, apologist for sex offenders who watch child porn. Grisham recently gave an interview to The Telegraph discussing the U.S. legal system, including what he sees as harsh punishments against men who "got online one night and started surfing around, probably had too much to drink or whatever, and pushed the wrong buttons, went too far and got into child porn." ...more
AmeliaFenoglio I do want to give people the benefit of the doubt in general. But it seems like ... more

I Can't Trust John Grisham After Hearing Him Defend Pedophiles, Can You?

John Grisham : former attorney, best-selling author, apologist for sex offenders who watch child porn. Grisham recently gave an interview to The Telegraph discussing the U.S. legal system, including what he sees as harsh punishments against men who "got online one night and started surfing around, probably had too much to drink or whatever, and pushed the wrong buttons, went too far and got into child porn." ...more
Well, that's the thing about writing/reading. It's all about the writer's point of view, so if ... more

I Can't Trust John Grisham After Hearing Him Defend Pedophiles, Can You?

John Grisham : former attorney, best-selling author, apologist for sex offenders who watch child porn. Grisham recently gave an interview to The Telegraph discussing the U.S. legal system, including what he sees as harsh punishments against men who "got online one night and started surfing around, probably had too much to drink or whatever, and pushed the wrong buttons, went too far and got into child porn." ...more
Rita Arens Horrible. more

I Can't Trust John Grisham After Hearing Him Defend Pedophiles, Can You?

John Grisham : former attorney, best-selling author, apologist for sex offenders who watch child porn. Grisham recently gave an interview to The Telegraph discussing the U.S. legal system, including what he sees as harsh punishments against men who "got online one night and started surfing around, probably had too much to drink or whatever, and pushed the wrong buttons, went too far and got into child porn." ...more
Kim Court Ugh about the Collins crimes. Just awful to compound his crimes with further attempts ... more