If you’re not already a fan of Melissa Harris-Perry, you will be soon: she’s a Tulane University political science professor who appears often on “The Rachel Maddow Show” and just scored her own show on MSNBC. Last night she went head-to-head with another talking head, the inimitable Stephen Colbert, while promoting her new book, Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes and Black Women In America. As was to be expected, Stephen is not too keen on talking about this “race” thing. or stereotypes experienced by black women. I dare you not to snicker a little when he asks, “Of these stereotypes, which one are you?” This is Stephen Colbert and Melissa Harris-Perry at their best. [Colbert Nation]
Production companies have made millions giving children exactly what they want: whether it’s to be an adult, get rich, or meet David Bowie, indulging childhood fantasies is a hallmark of family films.
Imagine the trauma those same children undergo when they’re forced to realize that being an adult sucks, getting rich entails smuggling drugs in your ass, and meeting David Bowie entails smuggling drugs in your ass. Well, as children scarred by the false expectations set up in films, we say no more! Below, eight movies that are begging to be unmasked for the dangerously optimistic propaganda they really are. Read more…
I don’t really see it, but I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve been told I look like Barbra Streisand. I typically attribute this to people who have never seen a Jewish woman in real life or something, but apparently this also happens in the cat world. Where are you, darling Barbra-a-like feline? We should probably make a record together. [Neatorama]
It’s time for Bachelor Ben’s second week of hot dates, sloppy makeout sessions, and sobbing psychopaths — and I will be there as your guide, liveblogging all of the craziness. Check back to this post at 8 p.m. EST or follow along on Twitter at @friskyliveblog. I cannot wait to see what Blogger Jenna does this week… Keep reading »
Well, these framed pieces by artist Steve Lambert just say it all, don’t they? The three-piece companion set of Lambert’s work, entitled Drawings for 3 Rooms in Your Home, is intended to really cover all the bases. Check out the other two pieces after the jump. [20 x 200]
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Starring Edward Burns and Caitlin Fitzgerlad
Do relationships thrive on total honesty and communication? Or do omissions and little white lies keep hurt feelings at bay and love burning strong?
These are the questions posed in “Newlyweds,” a new film written, directed and starring Edward Burns. Burns and Caitlin Fitzgerald (“It’s Complicated”) play Buzzy and Katie, a newly-married couple in New York City whose bond is tested as relationships unravel around them. It’s the second marriage for both; instead of a long, drawn-out courtship, the couple married quickly, and due to their busy work schedules, they seldom see each other. Sound like red flags? They don’t think so. Buzzy and Katie say that not knowing too much about each other or not spending all their time together is what keep things fresh. When Katie’s sister Marsha suddenly splits from her longtime husband, and when Edward’s younger sister Linda drops by unannounced from L.A., it only seems to prove their point. That is, until competing loyalties to their family members make both Buzzy and Katie wonder how well they know the person they’ve just married. Keep reading »