Once in a Blue Moon is like canned vegetables. It contains the stuff of a healthy meal, but is not always the healthiest option.
Goudge attempts to tell a modern story of a family divided and reunited, and to place their story in racial and class contexts. The two main characters are split up [...]
31 Bond Street by Ellen Horan, is a fictionalized version of Dr. Harvey Burdell’s murder in 1857. He was a New York City dentist, and Emma Cunningham, one of his mistresses, was tried for the crime. It was a big scandal and was considered the trial of the century.
Before you run to the [...]
Netflix Streaming currently has Julie & Julia, The Proposal, and The September Issue available.
Julie & Julia is just as charming as was reported when it was in theaters. I’m completely baffled as to how Amy Adams’ version of Julie Powell can be construed as a bitch; a person with moods and passions and [...]
Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel is “a true-life novel,” the life story of Lily Casey Smith, writer Jeannette Walls‘s grandmother. It begins in Texas during Lily’s childhood before World War I and ends with the birth of Jeannette Walls. If Walls intended to write a Great American Novel, she succeeded.
Half Broke [...]
The Opposite of Me: A Novel, Sarah Pekkanen‘s debut novel, was one of those books I wanted to like but was worried I wouldn’t. The conclusion seemed so obvious: workaholic less-pretty twin Lindsey Rose is fired from her New York City advertising job and moves to her childhood home (and Pekkanen’s current home) [...]
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Kim Elsesser has an Op-Ed in the New York Times today, where she suggests that we should no longer divide the Academy Awards acting awards by gender. Female thespians are shunning the use of the word “actress” and instead prefer the term “actor.” Elsesser claims that [...]
Here’s my second episode verdict on BCM: If it’s going to be contrived, why was it contrived without Miss A? You see, she was called a “cougar” in the press and on Late Night Shots, and boy, could this episode have used one.
(Side note! In Real Life, Miss A ain’t no cougar. [...]
I was one of the metro DC residents lucky enough to never lose power during the two blizzards that struck during the past week. Last Thursday, when we were staring blizzard #1 in the face, I stocked up on books and DVDs, planning on being snow-bound for at least four days. Four has [...]
This is how busy Andrea Rodgers is: Not only do I review the newish books that publishers send to us occasionally, but I also review the books she has had on her shelves and hasn’t managed to get to yet. Which is how I came to be reviewing Candace Bushnell‘s novel, Lipstick Jungle, [...]
Let’s get a couple of things straight from the beginning. There is the TV Show, “Blonde Charity Mafia” and then there is the real life clique of blonde girls that Andrea Rodgers labeled the Blonde Charity Mafia. Aside from Krista Johnson and Katherine Kennedy, the other members of the real BCM are not [...]