News in Asia

This week’s news brings us weapons of mass destruction, things happening in with the Chinese stock market, countries being awful to refugees and all the other major news of the week.

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This Open Thread Has Had a Weird Week

Last week I went to a job interview that, had I gotten the position, would have required me to travel to training seminars on L. Ron Hubbard’s management theories. Yes, I’m still laughing my ass off. (And yes, I was infinitely relieved not to get that job, no matter how badly I need one. And a bit ashamed that I didn’t just walk out as soon as they mentioned his name in the same sentence as “genius.”) Read More This Open Thread Has Had a Weird Week

Classic Woman-centric Movie Review: A Star Is Born (1937)

Can love survive in Hollywood as one star’s career is on the rise and the other’s is fading? In the 1937 film A Star Is Born, just such a thing occurs, and our heroine and hero try their best to keep their love intact in the ruthless world of golden-age Hollywood. The film stars Janet Gaynor, Fredric March, Adolphe Menjou, and Andy Devine. William A. Wellman directed the film and also collaborated with Robert Carson, Dorothy Parker, and Alan Campbell. The film won a 1937 Academy Award for Best Writing and a special award for Best Color Photography. Read More Classic Woman-centric Movie Review: A Star Is Born (1937)

New Show Recap: How to Get Away with Murder 1×12, “She’s a Murderer”

If you thought the biggest shocker this week was going to be the discovery of Sam’s Keating body, you better think again. It’s getting close to Season Finale time, so they’re dropping bombs on us left and right. Read More New Show Recap: How to Get Away with Murder 1×12, “She’s a Murderer”

News in Europe: Good Clowns Gone Bad

Greetings! Here’s some Ebola-free news for you all. Read More News in Europe: Good Clowns Gone Bad

Remedies for Loneliness

I’ve been spending a lot of alone time lately, partly by choice and partly involuntarily. I suppose I can blame it on the recent chaos that’s occurred in my life, or maybe to the summertime sadness I’ve developed, a la Lana Del Rey (also, damn you Lana). But as I slowly try to get myself out of this slump, I’ve been trying different things to remedy the onset of loneliness — in healthy ways, of course.

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