My addition to our semi-regular series that grants you insights into the minds of our writers (they’re just like us!): Continue reading
The Oscars weren’t even over before the internet was buzzing with critical comments about celebrities’ appearance and wardrobe, and with critical comments about those critical comments. Can’t they just enjoy their intimate little industry awards ceremony (televised to millions and millions of watchers) in peace? Continue reading
Happy Wednesday, Persephoneers! It’s time for another recap of Fifty Shades Freed. I swear this chapter was so godawful, I wanted to throw my Kindle across the room. I’ve selected some of the choicest parts for you and have provided my commentary, just so you can see for yourselves how awful this book is. A great piece of erotica . . . really? The people who think so should really look at their lives and their reading choices.
Lupita all day, every day. Continue reading
Have I really not mentioned any Oasis records yet? Goodness, let us remedy that at once!
Over the weekend, Russia essentially declared war on Ukraine, authorizing military force in Crimea and sending troops to occupy the area. As I write this, there are rumors that they will strike overnight, or provoke violence so as to retaliate, or fabricate violence so as to retaliate. Ukraine and Russia have a shared cultural and linguistic history – what the hell is happening? Continue reading
This just in: Ladyblogland wrote some great stuff this week. Continue reading
For years now, I have barely listened to music. Had anybody suggested such a thing to me when I was 20, I would have yelled “But music is my life!” and considered swearing at them, but things changed. I had kids. They are loud. I longed for moments of complete silence. I started working for a music magazine and had to review random things that, for the most part, I didn’t enjoy. Then I lost my mp3 player somewhere around the house and never really bothered looking for it. Continue reading
The end of the wesinter season approach and the shows are really moving toward their finales or mid-season cliffhangers. Lots of tears in Tokyo Raven and Nobunaga The Fools. Samurai Flamenco came up with its craziest episode yet, if that was possible. Buddy Complex set up the temporal paradox and, finally, Nobunagun had an action-focused episode this week. Continue reading
Q: Any advice on how I can train my husband to be less of a slob? Continue reading
Hello! This is a week of quick links. Enjoy! Continue reading
Hannibal is not a show for everybody; it takes a particularly morbid person to love this show. I love this show. Bryan Fuller makes such beautiful shows. Hannibal is beautiful, but the darkest beauty one has ever known. I am over the moon that it is back on after teetering on the edge of one and done great shows like Firefly. Continue reading
Sometimes I can’t shut my mind off.
Since we only let one character per author move into the bracket, to prevent the Pratchett/Martin/Rowling wars of 2011, today we’re going to have several (and I’m not kidding) votes to narrow down our favorite characters. Continue reading
The first few days of having a new dog are nerve-wracking. You’ve got a strange animal in your house and you can’t quite be sure what they’ll do, but after a couple of days you start to develop a pattern and figure out how things will work. You get comfortable, which is why it’s so upsetting when your new dog also gets comfortable and is replaced with the actual dog you’ve adopted. Here are some tips for dealing with the first few weeks with a new dog. Some of it repeats advice about the first night with your new dog. That’s because you’re going to want to relax your guard after the original excitement is over, and that’s a big mistake. Continue reading