On May 13th, PBS aired the documentary The Invisible War which is directed by Kirby Dick and premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. The film is a look at the harrowing issue of sexual assault within the United States Military. The documentary catalogs the stories of numerous women and men raped by fellow servicemen while on active-duty in...Read More!
TV reporters, advertisers, media big heads, critics, and bloggers gathered last week to get a sneak peak of each network’s fall schedule. Executives introduced the lineup, discussed each show (new and old), the casts were introduced, clips were shown, and questions were asked. And this is when the “Buzz” begins or ends for certain shows....Read More!
“Star Trek: Into Darkness is one of the most highly anticipated sequels of this summer and for good reason! The previous franchise-rebooting 2009 movie was a surprise hit that’s reawakened a long dormant yet incredibly passionate fandom (speaking of, did you know that the very first modern fan-fiction was written by Star Trek fans?). But...Read More!
As a writer you tend to have those authors whose work you just can’t seem to get enough of, and for me one of those authors has always been F. Scott Fitzgerald; his work has captivated me and has been able to transport me in to another world. One piece of his in particular that had this affect on me was The Great Gatsby. From the moment I...Read More!
Studies show that women love reality TV shows, especially reality competition shows featuring a true talent like singing. The three most popular competition singing shows are The Voice, American Idol and The X Factor. Each show has various components that make it unique, but one thing is for sure, they are inspirational and upbeat entertainment....Read More!
Roommates, they become family over time. You live together, drink together, party together, and sometimes even cry together. TV is eerily similar to a roommate, except it doesn’t pay rent and doesn’t talk back, but if you get into a fight you can always turn to the Internet. Over the years, there have been many series that show the dynamic...Read More!
On this week’s episode of Mad Men, I found myself experiencing déjà vu, momentarily brought back to a night in my bed spent deep in the trenches of the novel 50 Shades of Grey, reading through pages where the mysterious and sexually deviant Christian Grey tells the protagonist, Anastasia, to wait for him in his fantastical sex room with her...Read More!
For our last Pop Culture Heroine piece we took a look at a current Pepper (Pepper Potts), so here’s one from your childhood to round it out. Pepper Ann was a 30 minute cartoon that aired as part of ABC’s Saturday Morning cartoon block in the late 90s, and if you haven’t seen it since then (or you’ve never seen it at all) then you are...Read More!
Despite my obsession with comic book culture, I didn’t grow up reading comic books at all. If I’d been given the opportunity as a kid, I probably would have enjoyed them; but my parents are pretty non-nerdy people who have never quite understood my geeky interests. One time, my mom spent an entire Christmas season trying to get me a Princess...Read More!
Making it in the world of comedy is hard, especially if you are a woman. I work at one of the most well known comedy clubs in New York, Carolines, and the female comedians who perform are few and far between. Why is this the case? Are women not funny? This is a question Bonnie McFarlane tackles in her documentary Women Aren’t Funny. In her...Read More!