An All-New BlogHer.com!

After beta-testing a new Food section for the past month with the help of this community, we are launching an all-new BlogHer! Now we can showcase an even larger number of posts each day, by sharing all new posts created by the 3,000 BlogHer Publishing network bloggers. And, as always, all of the BlogHer.com community is invited—and encouraged!—to share your words and your work on BlogHer.com. Join us! ...more
Looks so great! So proud of the team!!! more

American Idol Recap: The Top 4 Seem Old Beyond Their Years

Last night American Idol featured arguably their most talented Top Four ever, all women, and all possessed of great big tuneful on-pitch voices. Last night each got to sing three times...two solos and one duet.Last night was also one of the most painfully boring American Idol evenings ever....more
It might have been the most boring night of Idol, but this is one of my favorite recaps of all time. more

Think You're Too Old For A Music Festival Like Coachella? Think Again.

Despite all of us being over thirty, we thought it would be insanely fun to join our good buddies who were performing at the Coachella Music Festival for some old timey roll-in-the-mud fun. We were right....more
@Jane Collins Haha, yeah -- cost efficient it is not, but I love that you went with your son! ... more

Full of Awesome: Ericka Alexander's 'Mad Men' Script About Race

Last week's Mad Men season premiere prompted two questions: What year would it be? And would the show tackle issues of race? So far, we know two things: 1968 and not yet. ...more
Like you said, I love that she did a full length spec of the show as a cultural critique. It's ... more

$500,000 Home or 3 Kids?

America, you have so, so many things right. Capitalism. Freedom of speech. The American Dream.Mexican food. Starbucks. Target. <<sigh>> And yet you have so, so many things wrong.The thing that my brain is picking away at tonight is daycare....more
@commonsenseguy Early childhood education is the foundation for success in school and beyond. ... more

$500,000 Home or 3 Kids?

America, you have so, so many things right. Capitalism. Freedom of speech. The American Dream.Mexican food. Starbucks. Target. <<sigh>> And yet you have so, so many things wrong.The thing that my brain is picking away at tonight is daycare....more
@commonsenseguy It would most definitely be cheaper for my daughter to attend UCLA than the ... more

$500,000 Home or 3 Kids?

America, you have so, so many things right. Capitalism. Freedom of speech. The American Dream.Mexican food. Starbucks. Target. <<sigh>> And yet you have so, so many things wrong.The thing that my brain is picking away at tonight is daycare....more
@Jane Byers Goodwin I don't think the author is suggesting the childcare providers not be paid ... 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
Beautiful. more

American Idol Recap: The Top 8 Visit the Motor City, Musically Speaking

Welcome to the American Idol and their annual visit to the Motor City, aka Detroit, aka Motown. And their annual mentor-episode with Smokey Robinson.I think other cities must get jealous. Why doesn't American Idol visit Nashville? Or Memphis? Or the East Village? Or Liverpool?You know what else gets jealous? Keith's hair. Or at the very least his highlights got jealous of Nikki's roots and decided to make their own over-the-top appearance. Who would have predicted Mariah Carey would have the lowest-maintenance beauty routine on the judge's panel?...more
TOTALLY with the highlights being out of control on Keith Urban. Couldn't stop staring last night. more

Steubenville Trial: Two Boys Found Guilty of Rape

Jane Doe got justice. ...more
Great coverage of a horrific case. My husband read this and got sick. more