Scarlett's Lucy Kicks PTSD in the Face in an Action Flick Where Women Win

In the summer blockbuster Lucy, Scarlett Johansson plays a woman who is transformed by a synthetic drug that gives her access to 100% of her brain. With the drug's push she grows stronger, wiser and tougher in both primal and evolved ways. In the universe of the story, this allows her to triumph over assault, gun fire and a global hunt for her. Scarlett rocks the role with verve, a surprisingly steely badass power and a striking ability to single-handedly embody a wacky sci-fi concoction of creative theory, science and philosophy.  ...more
skye I can appreciate that concern. The stereotypical drug-lords-without-names was meant to ...more

Jory Des Jardins Interviews Andra Liemandt From the Band The Mrs

BlogHer did something this year at BlogHer’14 that it has never done before: launch a single. ...more

'Power' and The Curse of the Ride-or-Die Chick

Power (the latest drama series from STARZ network) is my new summertime addiction. Omari Hardwick stars as "Ghost," a drug kingpin who wants to be an legitimate businessman. He is carrying on an illicit (but extremely hot) affair with Angie, his former flame and current DEA agent, played by Lela Loren. ...more
This didn't seem like a show I'd like but I love it!more

15 Documentaries for Kids to Watch During the Slow Days of Summer

During the summer months we don't apply as much pressure on Pie to focus on school. She's able to spend those three months following her own passions, exploring new things, and adventuring outside of school. However, we do urge her to do things like write letters, read books, and learn new things. ...more

Would You Rather Be Lady Gaga's French Bulldog or Karl Lagerfeld's Tweeting Cat?

If you believe in reincarnation, you might want to come back as Lady Gaga's dog or Karl Lagerfeld's cat.  Featured in  Harper’s Bazaar’s September issue, Gaga discusses her little French bulldog, named Asia, and comments on the famous cat,. ...more
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How To Name Your Book Club

Howdy Bookworms! A couple of weeks ago I was interviewed by the fabulous Annabel Smith and she asked what my most popular post of all time was. ...more
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Why Adults Need Diverse Books Too

Why aren’t we reading more adult fiction by writers of color or about the non-white experiences? As much as the news outlets like to tout it, reading isn’t dead. At least once a week, a Facebook friend will ask for book recommendations. Social media has made reading more social. We share status updates about our current reads, rave about books we love, and even track our reading progress all through social media. ...more
Grace Hwang Lynch Ab.so.lutely!!more

Desperately Seeking the Consistent Comfort of Reruns

I'm home after two weeks of high-stakes deadlines, difficult news from a family member, and work and conference travel plus all that goes with that. I landed feeling tired, stressed and daunted by the piles of work, laundry, bills and untended emails waiting for me. I needed comfort. Serenity now! So I did what any sane person in need of a comforting buffer would do: I watched three episodes of Will & Grace and went to sleep. ...more
I feel the same about watching my old favourites. I've watched them so many times, I don't ...more

VIDEO: New 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Trailer Teases with Masterful Foreplay

I admit to being baffled at the undeniable popularity of the Fifty Shades of Grey franchise. But millions of fans get it, or want to get it on with Christian and/or Anastasia. Author E.L. James' trilogy of books are New York Times bestsellers to the tune of over 100 million copies sold, which is incredibly impressive for any book, let alone what is essentially erotic fan fiction. ...more
Ugh, I just felt my IQ drop...more

When Do You Give Up on a Television Show?

I've had it. I'm done. I tried, I really tried, but it's not for me. I'm abandoning HBO's series The Leftovers after four episodes. The show's storyline about the mysterious disappearance of 2% of the population, and about the tortured lives of those who remain, wasn't holding my attention and left me feeling unsettled and frustrated with its moody indulgences.  Like those two percenters who went somewhere, I'm tapping out.  ...more
I'm a serial pilot watcher and it's become even worse with our Netflix subscription. If I don't ...more