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Los Angelinos! Drop your In 'n' Out Burger and listen up for just a second! Sick of hitting the beach, soaking up the sunshine, and enjoying the beautiful West Coast Spring weather? Yeah, I bet you are! Well, don't worry, because a little bit of East Coast coolness is coasting to your town this Saturday.No, I'm not talking about freezing rain! (Sorry, California girls, we're not bitter at all.) Brooklyn's original indie craft fair, the BUST Craftacular, is moving west to Los Angeles this Saturday,...
In this surprising history of one of America's most beloved holidays, we meet a woman who fought tirelessly for the establishment of Mother's Day, then later fought just as hard to get rid of it. When you think of Mother’s Day, bouquets of roses, perfume bottles, and pastel-colored cards with flowery script probably spring to mind. It’s hard to argue with a day designated to honor the one who gave you life, but the road to birthing Mother's Day was far rockier than one would imagine....
Alice Walker, poet and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the literary classic The Color Purple, will be answering fan questions on Facebook during a live stream video broadcast tonight at 5:30pm EST. Don't miss this opportunity to hear Walker answer questions from her readers, or to ask questions yourself!  Join her on Facebook, where she welcomed everyone to take part in the conversation: "I had so much fun talking to my Facebook friends in February that I've decided to do it again! This Friday, May 6th at 5:30 EST I...
Another Mother’s Day, another six hours spent choosing the perfect Edible Arrangements. This year, however, I want to recognize my mom, Pat, in a different way, one that honors her fantastic approach to raising a hellraiser like me. Bad words, bad attitudes, and all.1. It’s okay to shit on someone’s plate.There’s a feeling out there, especially among women, that to critique is to complain, that the negative should always let the positive ride in the front seat, whether it called shotgun or not. I can’t tell you...
Nora Ephron is probably one of the few directors who needs no introduction. She penned one of the most classic romantic comedies, When Harry Met Sally, and directed Sleepless in Seattle, You’ve Got Mail, and Julie & Julia.But before becoming a box office hit, Ephron struggled to gain entry into the studio scene. When trying to mount This Is My Life, which would become her directorial debut, she was told by a (male) executive at a studio that they wouldn’t be able to finance her project after all, but not to...