Friday News Bites: Animal Selfies + Doctor Who

We’re a bit more entertainment-skewed this week, partially because my hackles are still raised from last week’s WTF-ery. First, the non-entertainment stuff:

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The Royal Wedding: Thoughts One Year Later

A year has passed since Prince William married Catherine Middleton. I remember setting the alarm on my phone to wake me up at 3 a.m. I switched back and forth between the coverage on CNN and BBC America. I was liveblogging the event on Tumblr, alongside some of my favorite bloggers. In the few days surrounding the royal wedding, my followers nearly doubled. So many people were fascinated by it, especially us Americans. Read More The Royal Wedding: Thoughts One Year Later

Why Does Kate Middleton (And Her Famous Hair) Appeal to Americans?

Whether Americans care about Prince William’s impending nuptials is an ever-changing story, at least as reported by the press. One day, we uncouth commoners just can’t get enough of Ms. Kate Middleton aka the future Princess of Wales aka the long-term future Queen Catherine VI. The next day we’re being our cheeky, revolutionary selves, not giving a damn about such an “outdated” and “silly” tradition as, pfft, monarchy. Read More Why Does Kate Middleton (And Her Famous Hair) Appeal to Americans?

In Defense of Kate Middleton

Yeah, I know, she doesn’t really need defending. She’s a wealthy, beautiful, stylish British woman who is about to become a princess. But! It seems as though since her engagement to her boyfriend of seven years, who just happens to be Prince William, everyone’s favorite hobby has become picking her apart. Read More In Defense of Kate Middleton

The Royal Wedding and the Benefits of Escapism

As everyone has surely heard, Prince William and Kate Middleton are going to throw themselves a wedding.  I was surprised to find myself a little excited by the prospect of a big splashy royal to-do.  I think a little escapism that doesn’t involve speculating as to which former Disney starlette is putting what up her nose or whether or not Jen and Angie are going to finally Jell-o fight for Brad or pair up in cat burglar gear to steal Ashton from Demi is just what we need in the rather bleak times we’re all stuck in.  Read More The Royal Wedding and the Benefits of Escapism