Even though last night’s Golden Globes telecast was woefully bereft of as much Tina Fey and Amy Poehler as I would have liked (three hours, non-stop, give them all the awards, don’t invite anyone else, etc.), we did get a 20-second look at their new comedy, ”Sisters,” and naturally, it is 100x better than any relationship you could ever have with your real sister.
But since the world is cruel and the movie doesn’t come out until almost Christmas, I’ll just tide you over in the interim with the brilliant tweets from the film’s screenwriter Paula Pell, a comedy genius, former head writer (and still current writer!) of “Saturday Night Live,” and more than anything, an outspoken feminist. Keep reading »
Finally, the season three trailer of “House of Cards” is here, and it’s honestly everything that I have been waiting for: Frank Underwood looking menacing in the Oval Office! Claire and her killer tousled pixie and sharp cheekbones that could cut glass, gazing pensively out a window! A figure in a dark suit, scurrying through a cemetary on a gorgeous day! America’s favorite political soap opera returns to Netflix on February 27th, and I am already readying my body for the high drama and scenery-chewing glory that awaits. Check out the trailer, above, and get ready: it’s gonna be a doozy.
A wonderful genius named Isaac Royffe has taken it upon himself to splice together every one of Jessica Fletcher’s epiphanies from “Murder, She Wrote” — unquestionably one of the greatest television shows of our time. For the uninitiated, the series stars Angela Lansbury as a mystery novelist living in the quiet seaside Maine town of Cabot Cove, who gets to solve all of the murder mysteries. Because Cabot Cove actually has a 50 percent higher murder rate than Honduras (which has the real-life highest murder rate in all the world).
In case you can’t tell by my Twitter background, I am a fan. Keep reading »
Ever wondered what corner of Ted “Dr. Seuss” Geisel’s brain Green Eggs and Ham came from? As it turns out, it came from the part that takes dares. The iconic book was conceived after a dare to write a book containing 50 words or less (it comes in at 50 exactly).
In this video, the chief curator of the Mandeville Special Collections Library at UC San Diego, Lynda Claassen, walks through Geisel’s writing and illustration process, using his working notes and illustrations for Green Eggs and Ham. Check it out! [h/t BOOOOOOOM!]
Today I came across this video from Anet Antošová, a Czech dance instructor specializing in twerking, and I cannot look away from her YouTube channel. I legit followed her on Instagram. SOMEONE RESCUE ME FROM ANET ANTOŠOVÁ’S BUTT.
Normally I’d be like “WOW, that’s a lot of White chicks appropriating Black culture,” but it’s the Czech Republic, where varying shades of what would in America be “White folks” constitutes ethnic diversity. Besides, it’s a fitness workshop. I’d love to have that kind of back flexibility and glute strength. Antošová is clearly a talented dancer and it looks like a lot of fun. Keep reading »
On Sunday, January 11, “Girls” fourth season premieres on HBO. The trailer shows Hannah at grad school in Iowa, Marnie pursuing her singing career (with Desi), and Shoshana having a rough time adjusting to post-collegiate life. Here are our predictions for Season 4 in BINGO form.