Category Archives: Entertainment/Pop culture

All Vamped Up

You don’t mind a little self-congratulation do you? I’ve shown towering restraint in the run-up to the final installment of the Twilight series (opening tomorrow!) I held my tongue when Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson were recently photographed ohmygod! holding hands again. … Continue reading

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How the Adults Stole Halloween

Here’s today’s TIME.com column on the grownup hijacking of Halloween. It was initially a little more of a nostalgia trip/polemic (before the friendly touch of my editor friends at TIME Inc.) on how  parents (and others: e.g. Christian pastors, see … Continue reading

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My Big Fat French Actor

I’m sorry I haven’t posted anything in a while… Usual excuses: busy/lazy/poorly organized. I do have a TIME column coming out on Thursday and I swear I have so many fascinating ideas swirling around in my head that you’re just … Continue reading

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What’s So Great About Vampires

I don’t know why I keep writing about Twilight. I’m becoming a ‘voice’ on the Twilight circuit. Here’s the evidence: a three part (three part!) essay on women’s cinematic fantasies at Huffington Post here, and a TIME.com column on the bigotry of Twilight haters here. … Continue reading

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Why the “Robsten” News Makes Us Sad

Here’s my Huffington Post take on the Kristen Stewart/Robert Pattinson imbroglio. This is not a snarky piece! I ‘m actually sad for them. Background: my TIME.com editor killed this piece (It was supposed to be my column today) because I … Continue reading

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Matt Lauer’s Attention Deficit Problem

I watched the Olympics Opening Ceremony with visiting English friends and I’m sure it won’t surprise you to hear that they were shocked and appalled by the totally bowdlerized, time-delayed, insipidly narrated spectacle NBC managed to nearly ruin. I say  ‘nearly’ … Continue reading

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Blu Ray Blues

I recently emerged Rip Van Winkle-style from a long technological nap, so I was totally unaware of the complete travesty that is Blu Ray until I watched Star Wars part two/five on my swanky new TV last night. Words fail me. … Continue reading

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Mel Gibson: International Man of Distinction

And THIS MONTH’S MEN OFF LEASH AWARD GOES TO… Seriously, what a disgrace. Yes, I know I’m stretching the criteria a bit to include Mel Gibson but I’ve been holding back for such a long time – chomping at the … Continue reading

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Breaking Dawn: I can’t Quit You

I like to think of this as kind of a full-service operation. One stop shopping for your blogging needs. So after a little bit of an entertainment drought — what? you weren’t busting a gut over bladder infections and underpaid … Continue reading

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Why Do Critics Hate Kristen Stewart’s Snow White?

My TIME.com column today: Many critics have faulted Snow White and the Huntsman for, oddly enough, an absence of heart. This is a peculiar criticism for a movie that takes great pains to establish the emotional complexity of its characters. Charlize Theron’s … Continue reading

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