Kim Funk is an awesome illustrator and comic maker I met this week at the opening of the art show BIG MOUTH: contemporary voices in feminist art + illustration. Her comics are smart, funny and unapologetically feminist. Check out more of her work on her rad Tumblr, and if you’re feeling inspired, crack open a notebook and get to making some comics of your own! [KimFFFunk] Keep reading »
It’s t-minus three months until “Breaking Dawn” arrives in theaters, and the flick has landed its second Entertainment Weekly cover. I guess the first one sold like hotcakes? For the mag’s fall movie preview, they selected what appears to be a still from the movie, with Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart frolicking in a waterfall. And they both look hawt.
After the jump, another new image from the movie. Keep reading »
Last night’s “Jersey Shore” was a big time set-up episode, setting the stage for all the drama that’s going to go down this season. (If you haven’t watched yet, SPOILER ALERT.) The Situation is slithering up Snooki‘s miniskirt; Sammi is whimpering over Ronnie again; and Pauly D has, thank God, not yet inhaled enough hairspray fumes to think sex with Deena is a good idea. I am going to need six limoncello shots to cope if any of these housemates hook up with each other, let alone start dating.
After the jump, the good, the bad, and the WTF of last night’s episode of “Jersey Shore.” Keep reading »
It’s one of the quintessential (and sometimes dreaded) first date questions: What kind of music are you into?
There’s a reason that most people tend to side-step this question with a deft, “A little bit of everything.” It’s because your taste in music reveals a lot about you to potential partners. Here’s the breakdown of 71 bands/musicians/singers and what they say about you… Keep reading »
Because I am an admitted TV head, reading the entertainment news this morning was like bit like sniffing glue. There is just so much going on in the television universe! After the jump, read all the news, from Jennifer Love Hewitt‘s new-old role and Roseanne Barr‘s potential new sitcom. Keep reading »
Unavoidable this week: everybody going coo-coo-bananas about “The Help,” which opened in theaters last night. “The Help” is based on Kathryn Stockett’s novel of the same title, which tells the story of Skeeter, a young white woman who gets a job writing for her local newspaper in a small Mississippi town, and Aibileen, a black maid who works for one of Skeeter’s childhood friends. Skeeter returned from college to find all the friends she grew up with are married with children and employers to black “help,” who are second-class citizens in 1960′s Jackson, Mississippi. The story follows Skeeter as she interviews Aibileen and other black maids for a secret book project that exposes the ugly day-to-day racism in Jackson’s domestic life to the rest of the world.
Some critics, both armchair and professional, say the new flick starring Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Allison Janney is a white-washed, even racist version of the civil rights movement that praises a white woman as the savior of the poor black folks. (Cough “The Blind Side” cough.) They ask why Hollywood makes films about civil rights through the lens of white people, instead of giving due credit to the African-Americans who fought for their rights. And that is certainly a worthy question to ask.
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