Movie Looks: Practical Magic

A few years ago, a friend and I walked to several video stores in the West Village looking for a copy of Practical Magic. The first video attendant actually tried to look for a DVD for us. At the second store, they laughed in our faces. Another store had no idea what we were even talking about. Read More Movie Looks: Practical Magic

Movies I’m Weirdly Obsessed With: While You Were Sleeping

Because the most inspiring fashion icon of my life is ’90s Sandra Bullock. Read More Movies I’m Weirdly Obsessed With: While You Were Sleeping

Dispatches from Ladyblogland: I Love the Internet

I am in love with the Internet right now. Yeah, there are some terrible spaces for women, but there are also amazing people calling it like they see it and making us think. Read More Dispatches from Ladyblogland: I Love the Internet

Book Review: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

Hollywood recently made this book into a movie starring Sandra Bullock and Tom Hanks. I haven’t seen it; I generally have a thing about movies from books. First I have to read the book. If I enjoy the book, I find out if that the movie stuck to the story line and didn’t take a lot of creative license with it. If it stays true, then I will go see the movie. I hate when a movie turns out to be just “inspired” by the book of the same title. Read More Book Review: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

How Gossip Mags Mess With Your Perception

Full disclosure: I am a recovering gossip mag addict, which is why I know so much about the content of the tabloids. Read More How Gossip Mags Mess With Your Perception

Kathryn Bigelow’s Oscar Win and Questioning Women’s Roles in Hollywood

The 82nd Academy Awards will forever hold a special significance for me. Kathryn Bigelow’s win for Best Director showed me that women in mainstream Hollywood are capable of producing excellent films worthy of recognition, and gave me a filmmaking role model. Read More Kathryn Bigelow’s Oscar Win and Questioning Women’s Roles in Hollywood