On Lina Lamont Dances For No One

Now that is an incredibly elaborate way of woman-splaining away the incredibly mysoginistic way her character is written. But I thank you for this piece. On my million re-viewings of Singin in the Rain I usually just fast forward to the dance scenes (and Cyd Charisse....oh, my lovely Cyd...) and have never paid much attention to Lina. I will certainly pay more attention to her next time around.

Posted on February 18, 2015 at 1:42 pm 1

On Bloodfeast: “My Uterus Is Listening to the Cramps” Mac and Cheese

@Titania Amen, sister! Waste of some perfectly good olive oil.

Posted on August 5, 2014 at 2:55 pm 0

On A Conversation with Philomena Lee

I'm so moved by her lack of bitterness-- only gratitude that she was able to find out what happened. If that had happened to me, I think that I would be very consumed by regret and anger at what had been done to me.

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 11:22 pm 1

On You Would Have Paid $7 For This At a Yard Sale, Right?

Yes, yes, a thousand times yes. This is why I drive an old car with a tape deck.

Posted on September 24, 2012 at 10:50 am 1

On Scandals of Classic Hollywood: The Unspoken Tragedy of Natalie Wood

You totally lost me when you started hating on West Side Story. Nobody hates on West Side Story!!! And if they do, I stop reading their otherwise thoughtfully-crafted blog post.

Posted on January 11, 2012 at 2:34 pm 1

On Another Trend-Death Wishlist

@Shayna True, owls and sequins together does sound wierd. I vote for both of them to continu on, but independently of each other.

@Two-Headed Girl YES, spirit hoods!!

@Rookie Especially those. Who knows what kind of creepy things are going to be in the pockets? Like the drugs!

Posted on December 14, 2011 at 8:29 am 0

On Another Trend-Death Wishlist

I would like to co-sponsor the reinstatement of owls and sequins, which should stay with us forever.

No one has mentioned animal hats. They are cute on children and on adults on halloween as part of a larger animal costume, but there is something creepy about them on adults in otherwise normal dress.

Posted on December 13, 2011 at 6:07 pm 2

On Best Exes, Excitement vs. Stability, and Gym Rules

@oxla? burning hot REVENGE... how do I get some of that? I really need to work out.

Posted on September 30, 2011 at 2:18 pm 3

On Best Exes, Excitement vs. Stability, and Gym Rules

LW#3, if he's only doing it to mess with you, he will disappear after a while. Take it from me, it is HARD to sustain a gym routine. There's also the hot personal trainer/workout buddy route. Who says you can't mindgame him back?

Posted on September 30, 2011 at 1:56 pm 3