Arming Ourselves Against the End of the World

This week has been a difficult one. Not only for myself, still confused about the largest political upset in the history of this country, but for my friends, who have expressed legitimate fear for their own lives in response to the results of this presidential race.In general, I'd wait to speak out. There are too many emotions, there's too much information to sift through. But I can no longer sit idly by....more

INTERVIEW: On Being Featured on 'The Internet Ruined My Life'

The Internet Ruined My Life, a new series on SyFy, chronicles real-life examples, through interviews and re-enactments, of how seriously our lives can be affected by events that occur online. The show is not only a frank look at how one social media post can change someone’s life, but also a very loud and tangible reminder that everything we do and say can immediately be seen and heard all over the world. ...more
Nikki Hoskin Good call! I will check it out! Thank you!more

The Great Divide

I've struggled to find an angle from which to attack this issue, tiptoeing deftly around themes and posts I've already written. I've struggled internally about making any declaration after having pointed fingers at myself, other women, random strangers, Target shoppers, coffee chains, and Jesus Christ himself, but the winds of change are blowing, ironically, as we speak, through my dyed brown locks.So, how do I say this? How do I start?...more

AHS Freak Show: Was it Good for You?

When I originally wrote about the season premiere of American Horror Story: Freak Show, I had no idea how wrong I would actually be about the storyline, about the characters —basically about the entire season. ...more

2015: The Year of Gratifyingly Grating Grammy Nominations

Imagine my delight as I woke up this morning to a partial list of this year's Grammy nominations. It's a special time of year when nods are given to movies, music, and television, affording us the opportunity to cheer (and jeer) as we see fit. I had a whole lot of fun with music this year, allowing myself, in the darkened corners of my office, hidden from the prying eyes of the public, to download songs at will. Any songs I wanted. ...more
I don't listen to any that were mentioned in this article but I'm glad that Jack White was ...more

Not All About That Bass: I Never Asked to See Your Ass…ets

Somewhere along the line, the world got the impression that I wanted to see its ass…ets. I’m not sure how it happened, perhaps it was how I stared, for just a bit too long, like a curious cocker spaniel, or by my somehow inadvertently conjuring all the corporeal spirits to this world, but there have been more than a few hands full of naked bits wagging in my face lately.And not the kind I want to see....more

Educating Tweens and Teens on Pop Culture: The Movies I INSIST My Kids See

It took me a long time to gather my thoughts for this list of essential movies I want my children to see before I can consider their pop culture foundation complete. A long  time. I mean, with all the junk that can be dumped into an impressionable young mind, I had to very seriously consider what junk I wanted throw in there. ...more
yesnofilms I didn't see it until after I turned 30!more

Is the New DaVinci's Demons Too Gory Or Is TV Finally Growing Up?

I almost stopped watching DaVinci's Demons after last season. Further, I was surprised to learn there was a second season. But I went there, anyway, and now this week Starz announced a greenlight for a third season.  Here's a snippet from my review last year: ...more
They've done some things with heads this season. That's all I'll say. Regardless of that, ...more

Dear Internet: You've Lost Your Balance

Can we talk, Internet? Just you and I?...more
James Struthers  Well said. I agree completely.more

Greener Grass