I Can't Believe I Missed Woodstock

In the summer of 1969, Provincetown’s Town House restaurant employed a “town crier” to walk the streets in a Pilgrim-ish outfit, ringing a big bell and loudly extolling the virtues of the eatery’s menu. His delivery was colorful, but his message was bullshit. ...more
Well, if it is any consolation, I would have loved living in Provincetown for a summer, even if ...more

Women's History Month: 10 Women Authors To Read

Women's History Month is a good time to explore female authors that you might not be familiar with. Many distinguished women’s books speak to the pains and injustices of women and people around the world, but also to their triumphs and achievements as human beings. ...more
Swati Agarwal  You're welcome and thank you for checking it out! Blessings, Kalishamore

A Conversation with 'Unbreakable' Ellie Kemper about Kimmy Schmidt

If you haven’t caught the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt bug yet, you’re about to. There is just so much to love about this new Netflix show. For one thing, it’s written and created by the team from 30 Rock, Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, so you have a little Liz Lemon, a lot of NYC and much snark. ...more
hollychronicles Love that show!more

RIP Terry Pratchett, One of the Greatest Men to Have Ever Lived

"NO MATTER HOW FAST LIGHT TRAVELS, IT FINDS THE DARKNESS HAS ALWAYS GOT THERE FIRST, AND IS WAITING FOR IT." Death is one of Terry Pratchett's legendary Discworld characters. He is unforgettable, and speaks in a booming voice of capitals. He is a skeleton with eyes like two tiny blue stars set deep within his skull. He rides upon a horse named Binky, whose hooves create formidable sparks as they strike the roads. He does, of course, carry a scythe. ...more

5 Life Lessons I Learned From Fandom

Being the child of two nerds gave me a major advantage in life, as I have learned and experienced things others did not get to. I have been attending cons since I was about five years old, which meant “summer vacation” was synonymous with “San Diego Comic-Con.” I received my first computer (built by my father) when I was one. The first game I ever played was “The Bear Game,”which was number 1 on my old DOS. I still remember that gray-on-black text with fond memories. My life lessons started there, and only increased as I got older. ...more
natalied6579 Hahaha! You most certainly are not.more

10 Best Feminist Moments on ‘Parks and Recreation’

My favorite show Parks and Recreation has come to a close. As I bawled throughout the entire hour-long series finale, I was reminded that one of the main reasons why I loved the show was because its main character, Leslie Knope, was a loud and proud feminist. I can’t think of another show on television that celebrates girl power and female friendships as well as Parks and Rec. Here’s my ranking of the show’s 10 best feminist moments, in chronological order....more

On Very Special Episodes and Why Scandal’s 'The Lawn Chair' Fell Short

Let’s say it’s Thursday, April 30, 1992 and the Rodney King trials are nearing an end in Los Angeles. Discussions of police brutality and the questionable safety of young black men fuel countless debates and political banter. Now...imagine, if you will, it’s 8 pm, Thursday night, April 30, 1992, and it’s an episode of The Cosby Show...you know the one where a young Theo Huxtable is hanging out with his good friend Walter, more commonly known as “Cockroach." ...more
I agree with your assessment about this episode not fitting with the narrative arc of the show, ...more

Relating to the Dual Identities, Emotions and Hidden Strengths of Spock

Thinking about Leonard Nimoy's death, I realize that his best-known character, Spock, had a great impact on my life. Star Trek was on every day after school, and my parents would let us (three daughters) watch it, and that alone was kind of formative — Star Trek's Japanese-American character, Sulu, was one of the few images in pop culture of people who looked like us. Women were smart, capable and sometimes even in charge. The ship’s crew was probably as diverse as TV would get. ...more

Six Things I Learned About Kim Gordon from Reading ‘Girl In A Band’ and Seeing Her Book Tour Appearance

In Girl in a Band, Kim Gordon presents an overview about her childhood, the underground music and art scene in 1980s New York City, her years in Sonic Youth, her interests and influences, motherhood, and the dissolution of her marriage to Sonic Youth co-founder Thurston Moore. ...more

Here's How ‘Allegiance’ is Totally Different from ‘The Americans’

At first glance, NBC’s Allegiance looks to be a painfully obvious rip-off of the FX hit, The Americans. Both feature a seemingly perfect, all-American family, Mom, Dad, older daughter, younger son – except Mom and Dad also happen to be Russian spies. ...more
I just read that Allegiance has been cancelled.more