BY Grace Evans
on May 04, 2011
In its third season, French police drama Engrenages, known as Spiral to English-speaking viewers, is another gritty police drama teeming with all the usual installations: murder, drugs, corruption, sex, violence, but with one kick-ass leading female character: police captain Laure Berthaud.
Newly instated as France’s newest pinup, Caroline Proust’s character Berthaud doesn’t wear makeup, doesn’t wash her hair and wears the same clothes multiple days in a row, which by French standards makes her a total babe. Read More
on Apr 28, 2011
If you care about RuPaul’s Drag Race at all then get ready to get jealous boogers…I met the queens of Season 3, well some of the queens, at the press event before the finale! I got so close to my girl Alexis “BAM BAM BAM” Mateo that I could see the contour make-up stripes down her nose. First, I must apologize for being late with this post since everyone knows Raja took the crown by now. I had to wait until I could watch the last episode of Season 3 and the Untucked first (the behind the scenes for each episode).
Second apology, I missed out on some gossip. Read More
on Apr 22, 2011
Before The Real World, Horrible Housewives or Jersey Shore Jerks, there was An American Family. Back in the early 70’s, the idea of reality TV was born when a documentary filmmaker decided to ask the Loud family from Santa Barbara California, if he could film their daily lives and air it on PBS. Anyone who grew up in the 70s will remember the long, sometimes fascinating, sometimes boring, grainy episodes of American Family that aired, and the two characters that really stood out were Lance, the flamboyantly gay eldest son, and his mother, Pat. Read More
BY Phoebe Magee
on Mar 29, 2011
"One person alone cannot push an elephant."
Tune in to PBS tonight at 10 pm for the broadcast premiere of "Pushing the Elephant," a powerful new documentary about Rose Mapendo, a Congolese Tutsi, a mother of ten, a victim of genocidal violence and an activist for peace and reconciliation.
Ten years ago, Rose Mapendo, her husband, and her children were arrested by the Congolese government and held in a death camp, as the ethnic conflict that ravaged Rwanda spilled over into the Democratic Republic of Congo. Read More
BY Intern Julie
on Mar 17, 2011
Youtube user and Swedish resident Wilhelm Hepel has made a tribute video to the oeuvre of the world's greatest film and television extra, Jessie Heiman. The urban myth is that Heiman appears somewhere in every movie or tv show of the last ten years. Hepel managed to find one or two instances of Heiman's prestigious career...
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Wanna get in touch with the most famous unfamous person? Heiman's been responding to questions on reddit all day. Read More
BY Intern Julie
on Mar 08, 2011
Check out Mattel's Collector Barbie celebrating Hitchcock's classic horoor tale, The Birds. Keep her on your bedside table for sweet dreams, lovebirds.
You can purchase Hitchcock Barbie and her three feathered frenemies here.
via Lost at E-Minor blog. Read More
on Mar 03, 2011
I won’t lie, you will definitely find Lil Wayne in my iTunes library, but these fabulous little ladies of Watoto From the Nile do make a point. In fact, most of today’s hip-hop is overloaded with misogynistic lyrics and Lil Wayne is guilty. Their song “Letter to Lil Wayne,” is recorded over his track “Single” where their innocent voices challenge his inappropriate behavior and disrespect to women.
These girls who, by the way, are really freaking cute, sing “my daddy tells me I’m a queen, but you call women other things. Read More
on Mar 02, 2011
Director Michel Gondry, known for directing Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and The Science of Sleep has created an ironically hilarious video for The Living Sisters, “How Are You Doing.” The LA-based musicians, Inara George, Eleni Mandell, and Becky Stark have a very catchy sound and made a music video that seems to contradict the happy lyrics of “How Are You Doing?” The series of catastrophic events include burning your morning breakfast and your house down, riding on an airplane during a storm, and going into labor. Read More
on Mar 02, 2011
For all of March, The Smithsonian Channel is putting the spotlight on some of the world’s greatest female scientists. On the channel’s interactive website, they’ve turned stories of inspiring scientists into short comics for your nerdy enjoyment. The comics are just a preview of the shows that will be airing throughout the month of March. These scientists tackle the question of immortality, run with wolves, and travel around the world to learn about rare species, such as flying mammals in Panama, and an exotic leopard known as the Ghost Cat. Read More
BY Katie Oldaker
on Feb 28, 2011
Dear Lemon Lima, Suzi Yoonessi's feature-length directorial debut, is possibly the cutest movie I've ever seen. The movie centers around a young Alaskan girl, Vanessa, who transfers schools to get her ex-boyfriend to notice her again. There, she meets and befriends a group of lovable social outcasts, and they form a team in hopes to win the school's "Snowstorm Survivor" competition. The setup is formulaic, perhaps, but Yoonessi's script takes it past cliché and into something worth watching. Read More