Meryl Streep's recent reception of a The Presidential Medal of Freedom got me thinking about my favorite films of hers, including one directed by Mike Nichols (1931-2014) — a filmmaker far beyond my generation but still beloved by many of us nonetheless.
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CUE MUSIC: Bad Dream (the theme) by Nick Diamonds
ME: For the last two weeks, I've spent every working day trying to understand why Serial is so popular. Or technically, why are my female friends obsessed with this podcast?
It's been a rough week.
Kim Kardashian's oily backside and everyone's reenactments of her Paper Mag photos are still trying to break the internet.
We're still waiting for a grand jury indictment announcement in Ferguson, where Gov. Jay Nixon has already issued a state of emergency and police are mobilizing.
I probably don't have to remind you that Mockingjay, Part 1, opens this weekend. You are either more than ready for this third film in The Hunger Games adaptations (in which case you've probably already purchased your ticket), or you just aren't into The Hunger Games.
That lucky old Sun bounces into Sagittarius on Saturday November 22, 2014. Ruled by “more is always best” planet Jupiter, this time of year is about livin’ large, taking chances, everything is great, the million dollar deal is done, “BIG”- ideas, actions, themes. All of this can can be full of adventure and great fun, but aim for “controlled” excess if things seem to be going over the top.
Adding to festivities are transiting planets Mercury and Venus:
I recently went on a deep undercover writing assignment. My goal was to infiltrate a local Dungeons & Dragons group and make them believe I could be one of them, just for one night, so that I could write about the shenanigans that are role playing games.
I wanted to try something new, and my boyfriend kept going on and on about Pathfinder (which is an off shoot of Dungeons & Dragons, basically) so I figured hey, I could go for 4 hours and give it a shot, blog about it, and then move on. That was six months ago. The reason I didn’t write the blog post was because I’m still playing it and you know what? It’s really cool.
Editor's note: NBC has cancelled its planned project with Bill Cosby after accusations that he has sexually assaulted over a dozen women. Yesterday, Netflix announced it is postponing the launch of his comedy special Bill Cosby 77, which was set to release on Nov. 28.—Julie
November 3, 2014 will go down in history for me. It was the day that I met George Takei—in person, shook his hand, and took a picture with him.
I was on the phone with my grandmother while heading to the T station when I saw him. I immediately told my grandmother that I would have to call her back and ran after him as he went inside the building. My heart was beating 100 miles an hour and I was trying really hard not be a crazy fan girl....more