Category Archives: Entertainment

What is happening on the tube, big screen, and in the airwaves. Reviews, previews, and more.

Review: Fifty Shades of Grey

I ranted a while ago on my personal Facebook page about Fifty Shades of Grey. I noted that it wasn't the sex scenes, rape undertones, or flawed nuances of a BDSM relationship that bothered me after becoming aware and attempting (read: struggling and failing) to read the first book in the series. I know that I am probably in the minority on that front, since many have been up-in-arms over those things since the book debuted a few years ago and the discussion has only rekindled with the launch of the ... Continue Reading

Review: Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

As always, I will try my best to speak in general terms about the movies that I am reviewing, but there might be some accidental spoilers, so please read with caution. It goes without saying that there was some steep competition for the top accolade of Best Picture at this year's Oscars. Among the nominees were Birdman, American Sniper, Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, Selma, The Theory of Everything, and Whiplash. While Birdman took the top honors, I think everyone ... Continue Reading

Oscars® Viewing Party: Party Recap (with Menu Details and Pictures!)

The Oscars party went off without a hitch! I think everyone really enjoyed themselves, especially the food and drink, since there was definitely not much to pack away by the time the party was over and the guests were all gone by 12:30 am. The menu contained a nice mix of homemade and store-bought stuff to make things easy. I prepped a lot of the homemade items in advance for quick and effective cooking or set-up by the time the guests came for the party. Without further ado, though, here's the ... Continue Reading

Cookbook Round-up

As the holiday season comes to a close, I am sure many of us have at least one gift card floating around, waiting to be redeemed. Or, if you are like me, maybe the holidays are not formally "done" yet and you might even have belated holiday gifts left to buy for those that we planned on seeing after the holidays. In either case, if you are a food-lover looking for some ideas to use up your gift cards, or in search of a nice host/hostess gift for the person throwing the New Years Eve cocktail party ... Continue Reading

I knew something was up… new NIN music coming soon.

"I’ve been less than honest about what I’ve really been up to lately. For the last year I’ve been secretly working non-stop with Atticus Ross and Alan Moulder on a new, full-length Nine Inch Nails record, which I am happy to say is finished and frankly fucking great." --Trent Reznor This is news that is worthy of putting in a larger font. Duh. My proverbial "Spidey senses" were tingling. I knew something was up. And as a NIN fan of 12+ years, this is awesome news. Admittedly, I am not ... Continue Reading