After years of euphemistically portraying menstrual blood as blue water and delicately avoiding any actual portrayal of menstruation, a major pad manufacturer has finally acknowledged that women in fact do bleed red fluid onto bunches of cotton we stick in our underpants.
I met Marc Maron on Saturday and turned into a blithering, tongue-tied, shaky shell of myself. To quote my husband, “What is WRONG with you?!?!”
One of the big upsides of living in The Netherlands: we’re among one of the first countries to screen the Harry Potter films. It was no different with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2, which I saw at the midnight premiere in The Hague Tuesday night. Curious about what it was like? Just click through. (Spoiler free – for the movie, that is, not the books and plot – I promise)
Today’s poll was inspired by my ongoing endeavor to beat this summer’s heat. What is your favorite frozen treat? Ice cream? Popsicles? Frozen yogurt? And do they taste better when they come from the ice cream truck? Continue reading
Well, I hope some of you have taken the time to re-read this lovely book. If not, I think enough of us have read it/remember it that we should be able to have a lively discussion. Continue reading
The comedy veers from funny-uncomfortable into just uncomfortable quite a few times, but the underlying message, and the general likeability of and chemistry between the leads (Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, and Jason Sudeikis) slips this low-brow comedy just barely into the â€œgo seeâ€ category. Continue reading
In recent years, the narrative surrounding all manner of policy issues in American political debate has often boiled down to how much money the government is (or should) be spending on social or other programs. Nowhere has this been truer than when it comes to health care. Continue reading
Because I’m pretty much a complete foodie, it makes sense that at some point this obsession would show up in my Netflix Instant queue, too. Here are a few of the titles I’ve found thought-provoking and helpfully educational lately.
It has been five months now since the historic evening where Mubarak stepped down. The revolution sent seismic waves through the Arab world and touched off unrest in Bahrain, Syria, Jordan, Yemen, Oman and even Saudi Arabia. Yet for the many young Egyptians who fought through tear gas, government thugs, bullets and mass arrests, change is coming too slowly to their country. Continue reading
Thank you for all your comments yesterday – I’m glad I’m not the only one who sometimes just wants the workout to be over! Continue reading
My parents recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary touring Barcelona, Spain and the surrounding countries. Since their return, they reference this â€œtrip of a lifetime,â€ reminiscing about Antoni Gaudi’s architecture, the true location of the Statue of David and the Mediterranean cruise that didn’t make my mother seasick. Yet, the most profound discovery they found was the popular European mode of transportation–walking. Continue reading
There are always those television shows that you watch faithfully and can’t wait for each week, even though you have no idea why. For me, my odd devotion is to MTV’s Real World/Road Rules Challenge. Continue reading