Seeing your novel be made into a mainstream film is one thing. But teaching two of Hollywood’s biggest stars how to bake your mother’s pie recipe? Joyce Maynard has the life.
Maynard is the author of Labor Day, a novel about an agoraphobic, fragile single mom who is brought out of her shell by a fugitive on the run. In the film version, “Labor Day,” which is directed by Jason Reitman (“Juno,” “Up In The Air”), the marvelous Kate Winslet plays Adele, a divorcée buckled by heartbreak who we desperately want to find love again. We just aren’t sure we want her to find it with Josh Brolin’s character Frank, a prison escapee and big, scary, imposing man sent from Central Casting. Good job on that beard, Josh!
At first Frank forces himself into Adele’s house seeking cover, which she provides under fear of injury. But this hostage situation becomes a love affair when Frank proves himself to be a sensitive and caring individual (despite his murder record) and that’s just what Adele needs. Their unconventional love story is narrated by Adele’s 13-year-old son Henry. He watches Frank with a wary eye — but is happy to have a father figure and delights in seeing his mother smile again.
I spoke with Joyce Maynard about teaching Josh Brolin to make pie (photo proof above!), writing like a 13-year-old boy, and her desire for an unconventional love story. Our Q&A begins after the jump: Keep reading »
Labor Day fast approaches. Which it means it’s time for me to be depressed that I didn’t go to the beach as many times as I promised myself I would. Blah. Summer never really unfurls in the idyllic way it does in my mind. But there is one place where summer is always perfect. Stock Photo Land! What the hell is this woman so happy about? That she has the world’s largest straw hat? Screw her! Let’s take our end-of-summer angst out on these stock photo models who, apparently, had a way better summer than the rest of us. Assholes.
Wearing white after Labor Day these days is as acceptable as wearing black to a wedding or skipping pantyhose at the office. It’s an old-school fashion rule that has not only been broken but practically rewritten.
“Not only can you wear white after Labor Day, you should wear white all year long, especially if you live in a seasonless climate,” Charla Krupp, fashion expert and author of How to Never Look Fat Again, tells StyleList. “White can be stunning in a dress, jacket, sweater or coat.”
Heather Kenny, a Chicago-based style expert, wardrobe adviser, and personal shopper agrees, but does have a few white-wearing caveats. Read more … Keep reading »
Happy Labor Day weekend! This is the post to come check in and connect with your fellow Frisky peeps. What are y’all up to this weekend? What are some of your favorite recipes/dishes to bring to a BBQ? What was the highlight of your summer? What are you looking forward to this fall? I’ll start: I’m staying in New York this weekend, hanging with friends, hitting Coney Island, doing some flea marketing, and hopefully welcoming a new addition into the world (a good friend went into labor today!). The highlight of my summer was moving to Brooklyn, and this fall I’m looking forward to cooler outdoor workouts, a fiction class I’m thinking of taking, and perhaps a trip to New Orleans. Oh, and one of my favorite recipes to bring to BBQs is this easy — but delish — key lime pie. Your turn! Keep reading »
She’s not just a tough bitch on “90210,” AnnaLynne is woman enough to wear white pants after Labor Day for a TV appearance no less. Here she is leaving “Live With Regis and Kelly” in a pair of sheet white skinny jeans and sandals, giving the middle finger to fall. If you listen closely, you can you hear Anna Wintour gasping. Oh the horror! Keep reading »
Labor Day weekend is a week away and friends are already stressing over what to pack. Which is silly. Packing for a long weekend should be easy as hell and take no more than 20 minutes. We’ve got some tips to do it quickly and right after the jump. Keep reading »