Hadley Richardson was known solely for being the first of Ernest Hemingway’s four wives, or “the Paris wife”, due to the majority of their marriage being spent in Paris while Hemingway tried desperately to find success as a writer. But The Paris Wife by Paula McLain tells the story of their relationship from Hadley’s [...]
On Sunday, November 20th, the 2011 American Music Awards took place at the Nokia Theatre hosted by Queen Latifah who barely appeared during the entire broadcast. The opening performance featured Nicki Minaj and David Guetta singing to her song “Turn Me On”, and rapping to “Super Bass”. The thing that sets the American Music [...]
Every since the “unfortunate” 2007 release of the sex tape featuring her and then boyfriend, R&B singer RayJ, Kim Kardashian and her family have made the Kardashian name way more famous than patriarch, Robert Kardashian, Sr. could have even imagined.
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With a slew of reality programs on E! Entertainment [...]
It’s that time of year again…coffee shops are selling peppermint themed drinks, strings of lights are up everywhere, and television networks are getting ready their mid-season schedules. This year, NBC blew up the effectively blew up the internet when fans realized that although “30 Rock” was back, as promised, “Community” was gone. What’s up [...]
I have to admit that every time I see a trailer for a new movie or television show based on a book, I get a little stressed out. It means, of course, that I have maybe two months to read the book before the movie comes out, because the book is always better than [...]
The Girls’ Guide to Hunting and Fishing is a collection of linked short stories by Melissa Bank. Don’t worry, it has nothing to do with outdoor pursuits that involve roughing it; the book takes its name from a title within one of the stories that provides ludicrous dating advice.
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The Red Tent, by Anita Diamant, tells the untold story of Dinah, the only daughter among the Biblical Jacob’s twelve legendary sons. The novel opens with Dinah speaking directly to the reader, setting the stage for her life story, which is not always easy or pleasant to hear.
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She recounts [...]
I first heard of Bill Cunningham when working in fashion PR in New York City. He was the photographer you wanted at any fashion industry event. However I didn’t understand his impact on the world of fashion until watching the documentary “Bill Cunningham New York.” Not distributed in wide release, only select theaters in [...]
Given the fact that Toni Morrison was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature and that I had met her at the Hay-Adams Author Series in September, I thought that I would read her most recent book A Mercy. It was also a Book-of-The-Month Club main selection. I knew going in that the author tends [...]
“My Week with Marilyn“ is based on a book written by Colin Clark, who in 1956, was 23 and fresh from Oxford University. Having had the good fortune to land his first job on the set of a movie starring Sir Lawrence Olivier and the American Goddess Marilyn Monroe, Clark kept not one, but [...]