All the while internet-stalking this amazing woman, I thought about what she taught us about style -- beyond "The Look." To me, she symbolizes sensuality over sexuality, casual elegance over self-conscious self-curation.
With a new album on its way next month, iconic artist Melissa Etheridge kept it real Wednesday night and shared her excitement about her independent release of This is M.E. through her own label.
Love is not a finite resource. It is infinitely replenishable, and my capacity to feel it and share it with others is much bigger than I had ever imagined. Just like the TARDIS, I am bigger on the inside.
ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Celebrities,
Robert Downey Jr,
Robert Downey Jr.,
The Today Show,
Als Ice Bucket Challenge,
Ice Bucket Challenge,
What does my brother-in-law have in common with Oprah Winfrey? Or my junior high school friends have in common with Robert Downey, Jr.? They all took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. In my opinion, the most naturally genius use of publicity, Facebook, celebrity endorsement (free, mind...
MTV Video Music Awards,
Gay Voices News
Iggy Azalea is the new Miley Cyrus. In the same way that Miley served as a point of entry to many conversations about whiteness and cultural appropriation last year, Iggy is the latest example of how white artists snatch up elements of black culture, whitewash them, and then sell them to the mainstream as their own.
I had my concerns about The Giver, another teen-oriented film from the Weinstein Company. Serving as definite counter-balance to my trepidations: the presence at the helm of Phillip Noyce. Turns out my faith was not ill-founded.
With apologies to Mel Brooks, while it may be good to be the king, it's great to be the princess. Particularly if you're Sofia the First, Disney's little girl princess.
As Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles tops the box office for a second week in a row, we hate to say it, but a little part of our inner child dies. Between the 'roided out CGI turtles, the inevitable sexploitation of Megan Fox, and turtle lips (that should be enough right there), the new Turtles movie seemed poised to disappoint true fans from the get-go.
MasterChef Season 5,
Masterchef Joe Bastianich,
Masterchef Fox Recap,
Masterchef Gordon Ramsay,
Masterchef Graham Elliot,
Masterchef Season 5 Recap,
Masterchef Top 8 Compete,
Masterchef Top 8 Compete Recap,
This week, the chicken comes before the egg, but the eggs are really, really, hard to cook.
The Leftovers Cairo,
The Leftovers Cairo Recap,
The Leftovers Hbo,
The Leftovers Recap,
The Leftovers Season 1,
The Leftovers Season 1 Recap,
I begged for something to happen and got more than I bargained for this week. It still doesn't make any sense, but you can feel some momentum building up. About time.
The dialogue, the skill of the actors, and the 1920s setting for the story all add to the emotional response drawn from the audience.
She has appeared, successfully in every medium. She teaches, lectures, is deeply spiritual but full of rowdy fun, still. And so it was with a great deal of interest I approached her coming film Archeology of a Woman, which will debut at the Village East Cinema next month in New York.
Lake Street Dive,
Rocky Mountain Folk Festival,
As so many promising bands and veteran acts have already expressed, a stop at Planet Bluegrass is like living in another world.
Summer is almost gone, but here is a power trio of 2014 recordings that have heated up my Summer 2014 that I now warmly and even sweatily recommend to help keep your summer alive in the seasons to come.
I don't care who you are, we all have a favorite Turtle, and that got me thinking: What if the whole ninja thing didn't work out and they became email marketers instead?
Most movie extras are not professionals in the acting business, but rather just people who you would see on the street. Everyone has the opportunity to become a movie extra, if they only know how.
The high octane MonumenTour rocked through Irvine California Saturday night with co-headliners Fall Out Boy and Paramore at the Verizon Amphitheater. The show packed a one two punch as both bands brought their best game to the packed crowd of over 16,000 in the out door stadium.
Chloe Grace Moretz,
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,
Michael Bay Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,
I share my exclusive interview with actors Chloë Grace Moretz & Liana Liberato and author Gayle Forman about their new film If I Stay.
Sonny & Cher,
My father, the songwriter Carl Sigman, had died a few days before at my parents' Long Island home and I'd just been on the receiving end of a verbal thrashing, in Thai, from an enraged restaurateur whose tiny ad we'd had the gall to run near the equally tiny ad of his Thai food rival.
He had a legion of fans who found him a fountain for laughter, but he also had a number of us who knew him as a wellspring for support for human rights and human dignity.