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I’ve been a sucker for soul band creation tales ever since The Commitments wailed its way into my heart, so I was already predisposed to love The Sapphires. The film, by director Wayne Blair, tells the very-close-to-true story of four young Australian Aboriginal women with killer pipes and big dreams. Sisters Gail (Deborah Mailman), Julie (Jessica Mauboy), and Cynthia (Miranda Tapsell) were raised on a reserve, and grew up singing country hits together. When the sisters participate in a local talent competition and lose based...
With two of Hollywood’s most consistently funny and charming actors topping the bill, a fitting subtitle for Admission could have been “Oh My God, Tina Fey and Paul Rudd: I Love Them!” Fey stars as Portia, a strait-laced admissions officer at Princeton University whose uneventful life is intruded upon by her former classmate John (Rudd), a well-meaning high school teacher. John wants to introduce Portia to his student Jeremiah (Nat Wolff), who he believes would make a great addition to Princeton. Unfortunately, Jeremiah is far...
Quizzes! They are awesome but not always super insightful. Unless you consider knowing which Mad Men character you are or which summer accessory best suits your personality insightful. So finally, here is one we can all enjoy and the best thing is, it will only take you a few seconds! Go on: take the test!   HOW INSANELY AWESOME IS THAT. NOW PLEASE SHARE IT TO EVERY SINGLE PERSON YOU KNOW WHO HAS THE INTERNET! With all the muddiness surrounding what exactly feminism is (yes Taylor Swift, I’m talking...
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has officially announced its endorsement for same-sex marriage, same-sex couples, and full adoption and foster care rights for all parents regardless of sexual orientation.  Comprised of “60,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults,” the AAP focuses its endorsement on the importance of stability and security for children in households. As Benjamin Siegel of AAP stated, “Children thrive in families that are stable...
Adria Richards, former Developer Evangelist for tech company SendGrid, recently lost her job because of the following complaint she tweeted about the men sitting behind her at a conference. According to the detailed outline of the event in her blog, these men were incessantly cracking inappropriate sexual jokes during a presentation. The comments that ticked her off the most were sexual puns involving "forking" and "dongles". Richards felt these remarks were not only uncomfortably distracting but very unprofessional. She...