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Hallelujah! After a little over a year of life in Trumpsylvania, some big dudes in the mainstream media (aka MSM) are finally beginning to recognize their own complicity in this national disaster.
First came news of Jeffrey Toobin’s mea culpa on Larry Wilmore’s podcast last Monday. “I think there was a lot of false equivalence in the 2016 campaign,” said Toobin.… read more.
When AMPAS President Cheryl Boone Isaacs issued her diversity declaration in January 2016, I was frankly skeptical.… read more.
Jan Here: Ten years ago on this date, I posted a review of Adrienne Shelley’s wonderful film Waitress on a site called The Digital Filmmaker (now defunct).
My review ended as follows: “For her family and friends there can be no consolation, but those of us who will only know Adrienne Shelly by her work can still hope that the story of Waitress has a suitably happy ending.”… read more.
You’re kidding me. It’s been 20 years since Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion? God, where have I been?
Whether you’re the Mary or the Rhoda, you can understand why Robin Schiff’s 1997 comedy has staying power. Based on the stage play Ladies Room, the film tells the story of dimwitted Valley girls, Romy White (Mira Sorvino) and Michele Weinberger (Lisa Kudrow) en route to their high school reunion.… read more.
On a recent trip to the Carson Pirie Scott department store, I came across a display of (ridiculously expensive) baseball-themed purses. The designer bags were emblazoned with the logos of Major League Baseball teams, and a sign above the rack where they hung read, “Yes, girls love sports, too!” I was appalled at the fact that this was an actual marketing strategy – the implication that girls can’t show their love for sports unless it’s stitched into a cute purse.… read more.