Black Panther’s Perfect Timing

I knew ahead of time– both peripherally and intuitively– that Black Panther would be excellent. The $8 ticket was just for incidentals, really, because attending the premiere was a sure thing. Marvel makes no mistakes, that much we are all aware. Still, Black Panther had to show up to succeed. It wasn’t exactly a question of if it would deliver,…

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Your Valentine’s Day Movie Viewing Guide

Happy Valentine’s Day all lovers and loners! Romance films are the bread and butter of this month. Top off your February 14th with the perfect movie for your mood– all of these are better with chocolate. If you’re in for a classic…   If you’re looking for sex… (the nice stuff)   (the naughty stuff)  …

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Bloody Valentine: I Love True Crime

A little about me: I’m the cat lady demographic Law and Order thrives on. I don’t keep it a secret I have a darker side to my interests, but since the horror market has gone a little dry as of late, I’ve turned to the more factually inspired this winter. I’ve always loved true crime. Blame it…

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Shape of Abuse

You know, The Grammy’s almost had me fooled. As I watched my favorite musicians smile and wave upon entry, white #TimesUp roses in tow, I thought this awards ceremony would be a solid progression in keeping the movement relevant, giving the collective statement against sexual abuse the respect it deserves. Red carpet interviews were directed…

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Why Doubting Yourself As An Artist Is Actually The Devil

Lately I’ve been doing some spiritual repurposing; closing out my day with prayer, incorporating more gratitude into my interactions and generally trying to be more aware  of my footing in life. And, as promised in the Good Book, it’s working out in my favor. Even if faith isn’t your thing, a moment or two of…

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The New Paramount Network Is Made For Female 20-Somethings

This past week, network programming waved goodbye to the 15-year-old Spike TV network and officially welcomed the re-branded Paramount Network. Other than a new association with a major film company, the quiet premiere of Paramount Network doesn’t initially forecast any waves made against the primetime giants. The new network does, however, show exciting promise– hinting…

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Black Museum is Scarier Than Anything Coming Out in 2018

The first month of the year is often met with optimism– we are certain of all the good things coming our way in the next 52 weeks. Prosperity, new beginnings and– of course– new media. I hate to put an end to that optimism, but there is a glaring issue in the upcoming year I…

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Grand Illusions

Against my life-long New Year’s tradition of staying home, a cocktail of whimsy and persuasion pushed me to begin 2018 by road tripping across country with my partner. Over the course of about eleven days, riddled with countless to-go burgers and GPS frustrations, we decided to make the most of the American Southwest by traveling to…

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I’ve Had It With Hollywood Elitism

Okay, crucify me: I have no interest in seeing Lady Bird anytime soon. Same goes for The Post and del Toro’s latest where the lady hooks up with a fish. Awards season has officially arrived, its legion of critically-acclaimed films bombarding theaters. As a lover of film, this time of year of has always been exciting for me because…

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MY JAWBREAKERS WOMEN OF THE YEAR

What. A. Year. The voices of 2017 were anything but quiet. I consider this a year of so much passion, courage and expression for women. As 2017 comes to a close, and we reflect upon peaks and pits, I wanted to celebrate women that really did it this year. Here are the females in media that made…

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