There’s a lot to catch up on, from the ongoing #blacklivesmatters protests to The Wiz Live. Let’s get to it.
With server changes around these parts, I’ve been away for a couple of weeks, and in that time we’ve had a lot of disheartening news happen around the world. I don’t even know what to say about it all, but I’ll do my best to round it up here, and then let’s all go get […]
Greetings, all! I’ve been away for a week, and I’m just now catching up on some of the things that have been happening in the U.S. and elsewhere. Sometimes being without the internet for a week makes one feel as though everything happens when one is not paying attention! Let’s get started:
With all the terrible things going on this week, we actually have a few spots of good news this week. Not many, but I’ll take what I can get! Plus, this week’s BAMFs are even more badass than usual, and two of them are only 7 years old. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything […]
In a week filled with misogyny and gun-related sadness, about which our own Coco wrote about brilliantly, I’m going to mainly direct your attention to other stories happening around the world this week.
Stacey Ballis: the author who enlightened me that authors are nice people!
I’ve been thinking about action movie Dhoom 3 since I saw it in the theater on December 24. Strangely, I didn’t think it was as “good” as Ram-Leela or Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (though those are all very different types of movies), but I’ve been thinking about it much more.
Gather ’round, while I explain the art of being a stage kitten.
I’ve come to learn that my brother reads really interesting books. To be more precise, he listens to really interesting books on his daily commute. After 10 years of back and forth from the Chicago Loop to the suburbs, he’s listened to libraries worth of novels. Recently, he recommended The Devil in the White City […]
TW: talk of size and weight (no numbers) “I hope no one thinks, ‘Why’d they let the big girl in?’”
All the metaphors you’ve heard about stripping making you free, are a LOAD.
I feel like we read all of this last week: mergers, business deals, horrible everything? But this week we have puns.
When Chicago winter rears its ugly, black icy, snow swirly head, all I want to do is stay inside and read books. I don’t want to work. I don’t want to go out. I don’t want to get the flu, but that happened last week. But you know the great thing about the flu (after […]
Hello, Persephoneers! This week’s classic movie pick is “Roxie Hart,” made in 1942 and based on the play Chicago by Maurine Dallas Watkins. The movie stars Ginger Rogers, Adolph Menjou, and George Montgomery and was directed by William Wellman. The play was based on Watkins’s coverage of the Belva Gaertner and Beulah Annan murder trials […]
New Congress. Same old misery thanks to violence against women and people of color. And the possible return of one of the best TV shows ever.