The Skinny: Smart-Ass, Kick Ass Chicks Making a Difference

The Skinny, filmmaker and comedien's Jessie Kahnweiler's  current project produced by follows a young woman living in Los Angeles who struggles with bulimia. Playing the lead and addressing the eating disorder head-on, she hopes that her project will be part of a larger conversation about disordered eating. ...more

Nicole Kidman on Hollywood, Paddington, and Being Pushed Places She Hasn’t Been Before

Nicole Kidman has a resumé full of intense roles, but she’s the first to talk about the importance of choosing her films carefully. ...more
Took my 7 year old daughter last weekend. Very cute and funny movie.more

We're Making History! A New Political Party for Women

Yesterday in New York City Hillary Clinton, Governor Andrew Cuomo, Kathy Hochul, and Christine Quinn gathered to support equal pay for equal work for every New York woman. They were there to support a new political party called Women's Equality Party that's already received support from the likes of Lena Dunham, Anna Wintour, Christie Brinkley, and film producer Jane Rosenthal, amongst others. Check out the list here:

10 Reasons to See "This is Where I Leave You"

If you read This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper, then you are most likely excited about this film adaptation, which was released in theaters this month.  Image: Warner Bros ...more
ElisaC I like that idea, go deeper instead of feeling disappointed. I'll give it a try!more

Joan Rivers Was a Glass Ceiling-Breaking Superstar

Joan Rivers has passed away after suffering complications after vocal chord surgery in New York City. She 81 years old, but her death came as a shock to many of us because she was such a superstar. She was still in the public eye, booking and performing both live and televised shows, tweeting and speaking out for what she believed in. ...more
Lovely piece.more

Interviewing 'The Fault in Our Stars' Author John Green on Movie Magic

A lot of excitement is surrounding the upcoming release of the film adaptation of the extremely popular young adult novel The Fault in Our Stars. After interviewing him, I'm confident that the person most eager for the film’s release on June 6th has to be the book's author, John Green. This is the first of his books to hit the big screen (though many of his novels nearly made it) and definitely his most personal. It’s a film that deals with first love, illness, grief and coming of age, and the anticipation for the movie has been through the roof. ...more
I actually live in New York. I'm so glad you met John Green in person! He is truly awesome.  He ...more

Two Fiery Shows About Women and our BFFs

We haven’t had a profound shortage of female bonding orientated programming as of late. Girls on HBO, for example, is a gritty, realistic show about the real life jealousies and issues that develop between friends as they navigate the waters of young adulthood. But as much as I love it, it’s about women much younger than myself, and as much as I try to relate to Hannah, Marnie, Jess and Shoshanna, I realize that that the similarity factor can only go so far. ...more
debontherocks Thanks, Deb! Was just thinking I need some good Double X TV in my demo. Hope all's ...more

Facing Harsh Realities in '12 Years a Slave'

I'll make it clear up front. 12 Years a Slave is not an easy movie to watch.  It transports us back to a time in American history that makes us all feel incredibly uncomfortable.  I'll be honest, as much as I wanted to see this lauded film I worried it would be too devastating. But that's exactly why everyone needs to see the movie. We need to come face-to-face, eye-to-eye with the harsh realities of America's past, and the movie is so well done that it makes it possible for all of us to do this. ...more
Sooo difficult to watch. However, like Schindler's List, an important film everyone should see.more

'Girls' Is Back and Defining the Nature of Female Friendship

Girls is back. Now in its 3rd season, the show continues to explore the friendships between four 20-something women living in New York City. Now Hannah, played by Lena Dunham, is in a committed relationship with her on off again boyfriend, Adam, played by Adam Driver. The last time we saw her in season two, she was suffering a mental breakdown about to be saved by her ex-boyfriend who ran shirtless through the streets of Brooklyn to be by her side.  All it took was one phone call and he came. ...more
HollyRosen DanielleBarnsley I think it gets criticized because it's not like other shows out ...more

The Sound of Music Life Post Mortem: Its Impact on the Younger Generation

Over the last two days since the airing of “The Sound of Music Live,” I have observed harsh criticism and cackling about Carrie Underwood and the actual production itself.I could post thousands of these pieces of negative criticism about the show, but I won't - nor do I deny that I took part in some of the ridicule myself.  On Thursday night, my friends and I were gasping at the poor acting on Facebook.  We were questioning the hissing sound in the background. The comparisons to the original film were running rampant....more