Janice Radway, one of my professors in college, was studying the behavior and meaning behind romance novels’ readership for her book, Reading the Romance. Her research found that many
Most vintage films tend to end with uncovering the murderer, two people we assume are going to get married – or they’re about cowboys. I have zero interest in westerns
When you find yourself alone with a feeling of hopelessness and nothing but a pint (okay, a tub) of ice cream to assuage you, perhaps a classic movie that
(This piece was written several years ago, when I frequently wore Hawaiian dresses to dinner, to work, to vote, etc. Sadly, my sarong days are pretty much over, and
Take my advice, make sure your husband doesn’t murder you. I’m not saying this because when a wife is killed the husband is usually the first suspect they suspect.
(This article of mine originally appeared in ATOMIC Magazine, Spring 2001. Hence the Sharon Sone reference, etc.) Some are born blonde, while others have blondness thrust upon them. For
Why hasn’t Diane Von Furstenberg won a Nobel Prize? If ever there was someone who has made significant contribution to mankind it is she. The impact of this ingenious
For someone like me, who’s spent most of her life obsessed with the stars, stories and minutiae of Old Hollywood, something like You Must Remember This is a godsend.
Like the Internet, podcasts do the great service of connecting all kinds of people to all kinds of people. It can connect us to people and content we’d otherwise
Look, let me be clear, I got nothing against Jesus. I think he’s/He’s awesome. Helping the poor, doing things for “the least among us” and embracing refugees – I