just like you're entitled to your opinion, I am entitled to mine. And I will vocally tell you your opinion is kind of crazy and slightly hateful and more than a little uneducated.
What decides whether or not I, indeed, am a feminist isn't the choices I make in my own life. It's whether I'm truly committed to empowering every woman to make whatever choices are right for her own life. So for me the question isn't whether Beyoncé passes that test -- it's whether her critics do.
Despite my critical acclaim for the album itself, I feel the discussion about her "non-marketing" must be revisited. To the media and fans alike who have been praising the superstar for her ability to release an album with no marketing at all must not have been living in 2013.
As it has been written, 2013 was a pretty great year for movies. So great, in fact, that a simple top-10 list seems inadequate at best and incomplete at worst. As such, here's my list of the 29 best movies of 2013, a surfeit of titles that still manages to leave off pretty good movies like "Fruitvale Station," "Man of Steel," "Prisoners," "The Place Beyond The Pines," "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues," "Lee Daniels' The Butler," "The To-Do List," all the Scarlett Johansson parts in "Don Jon" ...
We are witnessing a sad development in the body of work of this icon. She sold millions as a class act. Why go down this road? Let's hope that at some point the self-respecting, empowered and empowering Beyonce will rise again.
Too often in the past, we've seen them screw it up...by refusing to invest female action heroes with humanizing nuance, by writing them as archetypes instead of as people. Broad caricatures who have to lose what makes them women in order to compete on the same playing field as men.
As 2013 comes to an end, this is the icing on the cake for a year in which lucrative, mainstream, corporate, capitalist and celebrity feminism has twerked its way to relentless media exposure.
A&E suspended (note: not fired) Phil Robertson for his controversial comments. Bravo. They have as much of a constitutionally protected right to do so as he had to make them in the first place, despite the inaccurate shrills of the religious right and the cable network that enables them.
"Bass Player Wanted" opened what I'm hoping will be a door to a different kind of final season, focused on the mother, the gang and the big stuff. It was the last episode of 2013, the midseason finale, and it was lovely.
Shows have off seasons. It happens. What worries me about "Homeland" is that it seems to have made structural and thematic choices that limit where it can go next and how effectively it can get there. For three seasons, Brody and Carrie kept finding their way out of impossible situations. I wonder if "Homeland" can do the same.
When I had the opportunity to sit down with Bitsie Tulloch, it was no surprise that the actress behind her character (Juliette Silverton) is equally as smart, authentic, slightly sassy, and nothing short of delightful with a flair for the fantabulous.
"American Hustle" is essentially a caper, dressed up in 1970s garb, with funny hair, over-the-top dialogue and lots of swearing. Don't be fooled into believing it's something it's not.
Of all the steak houses in all the towns in all the world, Gloria Gaynor walked into mine. She is a steak house world traveler, it seems, eating steak from her home state of New Jersey to California, Canada to Florida, and everywhere in between.
It's Beyoncé's world and we're just living in it.
When culinary darling Nigella Lawson accused her ex-husband of "bullying her with lies," it had the whiff of familiarity to anyone who has been torched by a painful divorce.
I'm all for experimentation and these ladies are proof positive that taking the occasional gamble with your makeup statement can pay off beautifully. New year, new you?
The Wolverine actor sat down with me after rehearsals to share some of his most memorable and hilarious Christmas stories. (If you recycle Christmas gifts, you're not alone!)
When the narrators of popular songs represent the male perspective, allusions to sacred imagery are often part of an effort to seduce. By contrast, when the narrator represents a female's perspective, allusions to sacred imagery sometimes highlight marginal status.