Yeah, I thought that headline might get your attention. Also, possibly the most hateful man in the world has died. Let’s get to this week’s stories that struck my interest:
Monday we’ll have a Sweet Sixteen! Continue reading
It’s always an interesting exercise to compare the title of a Justified episode with the action on screen. “Weight” here could apply to anyone and everyone. Actions have consequences and our favorite good guys and bad guys (and women) are feeling the strain.
Lately, I’ve been dreaming of bathtubs.
Want to watch a Bollywood movie, but not sure where to start? Check out this handy guides of cool movies you can watch on Netflix this weekend.
This is the hardest thing I’ve ever forced myself to commit to paper, because as flippant as I am, I don’t enjoy talking about my own emotions. I keep an obvious line drawn in the sand when it comes to things that are close to my heart. I don’t like to tell people about things that I’ve spent years considering. Sometimes it’s painful just to process that a decision needs to be made, never mind the making of it. And often when I’ve tried to have this discussion with the people who are close to me, they override me. “Do you or don’t you?” “What’s to think about?” “You’re smarter than that.” “You’re going to hell, you know.” It’s almost as if my decision rewrites their own self-definition in some inimitable way.
I am, of course, talking about Faith. Yes, with a capital F. Continue reading
When I was 5 years old, I was the only girl at my preschool that didn’t have a white pair of cowboy boots.
For many, March feels like a sleeper month, but for me, it is electrifying. March contains one of the funnest sporting events of the year, NCAA March Madness. This single elimination tournament has spurred so many different copycats, including the best copycat, Persephone’s own Middlemarch Madness. What is more fun than having an actual winner of something? Unlike the mess that is college football’s post season, college basketball’s tournament gives us an easy solution. 64 teams enter, 1 team leaves. It is the best, usually least bloody, Thunder Dome. Continue reading
We’re well on our way to the sweet sixteen! Continue reading
Greetings, citizens! Things have been happening in Crimea, which is now part of Russia, or Ukraine is a bit smaller, whichever way you want to look at it. If you stay with me for all the serious news, I have a funny non-news-story from *whispers* The Daily Mail for you in the end. Oh yes. Continue reading
As a kid, anytime I felt any type of emotion, I watched this movie. Continue reading
First, let me say it once: this is not about you, the human. This is about your dog. Continue reading
Akashic Books has long been at the indie forefront of interesting literature. Along with other fun releases like Simon’s Cat and Go the F—k to Sleep, they’ve expanded their stable to include books aimed at middle grade and young adult readers under their new imprint, Black Sheep. Game World by C.J. Farley is one of their first releases, and it’s a diverse, impressive world aimed at the advanced elementary school-aged reader on up to adults. My almost 10-year-old daughter and I both read it, and I asked her thoughts on the book.
First, trigger warning for child death.
The Walking Dead has always tried to be too many things to too many people. It’s a good old-fashioned zombie gorefest. It’s a post-apocalyptic drama. It’s a soap opera at times. And finally, every once in a while, it is a study of the human character and how people respond to unimaginable horrors. That’s what we saw this week. Continue reading
A body in a septic tank, a new intern and Brennan Learns A Lesson About Religion — that’s a lot to cram into a one-hour episode, so let’s get to it!