Social Media Killed the Movie Star

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to mourn the loss of someone we never really knew, and maybe never really loved. But, as the old adage goes, we either wanted to be them – or be with them. They were glamorous. They were mysterious. They made cigarettes look cool… [Read More]

Strangers on a Train…Until There Was a Video Game

I was already five hours into my journey traveling across England – from Newcastle to Cardiff, for those of you in the British geography know – when I walked into the packed train carriage at my final connection in Birmingham. A voice came over the loudspeaker. “This train is overcrowded…. [Read More]

You’ve Got Kale: Rom-Coms for the Modern Millennial

Last month’s twenty-fifth anniversary of Nora Ephron’s classic When Harry Met Sally… inspired a number of think pieces on the state of today’s romantic comedy, with entertainment critics sounding a death knell that has long been ringing for the box office rom-bomb. The article that really caught my attention was… [Read More]

Dates, Death, and Desire: The Bachelorette Breaks Through the Fantasy

When Andi Dorfman walked-out on the “Most Hated Bachelor Ever,” Juan Pablo (you can rest easy now, Pilot Jake), in March, her parting smackdown spoke volumes not only about the self-centered man of the hour, but the show itself. “Do you have any idea what religion I practice? What my… [Read More]