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Book Review: “Hausfrau” by Jill Alexander Essbaum

There are some novels that use mediocre words to tell a compelling story and novels that use poetic language to tell an average story. Jill Alexander Essbaum’s debut novel, Hausfrau, is neither of these. Essbaum finds middle ground by telling the story of Anna Benz, an American housewife living in the suburbs of Zurich, in […]

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New Show Recap: How to Get Away with Murder 1×15, “It’s All My Fault”

Part 1 of the season finale left off with the gang letting Annalise in on their little hostage situation. Part 2 opens up with all of them yelling and arguing and Annalise screaming at them all to SHUT UP like the unruly children that they are. We also get a glimpse of Lila taking her […]

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New Show Recap: How to Get Away with Murder 1×14, “The Night Lila Died”

The moment we’ve all been waiting for is finally here! At the end of a very weird day filled with runaway llamas and color-changing dresses (it’s blue and black, btw), we finally find out who killed Lila. Was it Sam? Annalise? Rebecca? None of the above? Let’s recap the first half of the finale and […]

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What’s Wrong With Patricia Arquette’s Comments? A Lot.

The Internet has been buzzing since Sunday night with discussion about actress Patricia Arquette’s Oscar acceptance speech and her followup remarks that were made in the press room afterwards. In case you haven’t been online much, here’s a recap.

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New Show Recap: How to Get Away with Murder 1×13, “Mama’s Here Now”

You see that title? Mama’s here now. Oh yes she is and Mama’s going to lay down some truth this week. But first, let’s check in on Detective Nate. Remember how last week’s episode ended with him getting arrested for Sam’s murder? Well this week’s episode starts out with him being strip searched (thank you, […]

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New Show Recap: How to Get Away with Murder 1×12, “She’s a Murderer”

If you thought the biggest shocker this week was going to be the discovery of Sam’s Keating body, you better think again. It’s getting close to Season Finale time, so they’re dropping bombs on us left and right.

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New Show Recap: How to Get Away with Murder 1×11 “Best Christmas Ever”

Wait, what? Best CHRISTMAS ever? Um, it’s February. Oh, ok, we’re flashing back. Got it. Annalise is in a hotel in Philly, raiding that minibar like she’s the fifth member of Motley Crüe or something. She’s so busy partying with her new friends, Mr. Smirnoff and the Grey Goose, that she won’t even take Officer […]

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New Show Recap: How to Get Away with Murder 1.10, “Hello Raskolnikov”

WE’RE BAAAAACK! It’s weekly recap time again! Welcome back… Murderers? (Still working on that nickname.) Before I start the recap, I have to put this out there. CONGRATULATIONS to the lovely Viola Davis who won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for her role as Professor […]

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University Offers a Class on “Mean Girls” – Let’s Have Our Own!

Finally, your ability to quote almost every single line from Mean Girls is going to pay off! Colorado College is offering a class titled “Queen Bees, Wannabes, and Mean Girls (CO200)“. (For those of you who didn’t already know, the Mean Girls movie is based on a book, Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive […]

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Movies

Oscar Nomination Shocks and Surprises (and Twitter’s Reaction)

Nominations for the 2015 Oscars were announced Thursday morning and, as always, there are a few snubs and shockers. Just a few hours after the nominations, attention was already being called to the extreme whiteness of this year’s list of nominees.

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Books to Look Forward to in 2015

Every year, I make the same resolution. No, it’s not to lose weight or go to the gym. Sometimes I DO resolve to eat healthier or exercise, but that’s not the resolution I’m talking about. Every year, I tell myself I’m going to read more. Less time on the Internet, more time with my books. […]

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Movies to Look Forward to in 2015

Looking back over the past 12 months, I think many of us can agree that 2014 was a pretty decent year for movies. But what does 2015 have in store for us? Lots of sequels, family flicks, and movies based on comic books and fairy tales. Here are several 2015 movies to look forward to, […]

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The Cast of ‘How to Get Away with Murder’: Where You’ve Seen Them Before (Part 2)

A couple of weeks ago, I put together this post about the cast of How to Get Away with Murder and where you’ve probably seen them before. This week, let’s pick up where we left off and dig through IMDB to figure out where we’ve seen the rest of the cast (plus a couple of […]

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The Cast of ‘How to Get Away with Murder’: Where You’ve Seen Them Before (Part 1)

As all of you How to Get Away with Murder fans know, the show is on mid-season break until January 29th which means no weekly recaps for a while. Yeah, I know, I’m bummed too. I’ll wait while you all release a collective “Awww!”

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Gift Guide for Geek Kids

A decade or so ago, a kid would be crushed to be labeled a geek. Nowadays, some kids wear the term like a badge of honor. “Heck yeah I’m a geek! I like comic books and video games and science and tech stuff!” If you’ve got a geek kid in your life and you need […]