First, here's a big shout-out to Whitney Staeb and Brooke Smith of Roots & Honey Herbs for recently turning me onto a wonderful, homemade herbal tincture called Brain Bloom.
I've got to be connected -- we all do today. And I've always loved tech -- particularly the helpful kind built by entrepreneurs who respect and honor their customers.
Usually, when you play "Whatever Happened To...?" it's with some washed-up celebrity. You track the downward career spiral of a Max Baer Jr, a Johnny Whittaker, a Kim Kardashian (not yet, but one day, one day), and get a concentrated lesson in the impermanence of fame.
The aerial shots, emotions, excitement and the anticipation of what's happening next basically keeps your eyes glued to the screen.
There are several parts in the book that suggest this song is a rallying cry for rebellion against the Capitol's oppression that has meaning even before Katniss uses it for the rebellion.
At this point, it seems pretty pointless to review a new entry in The Hunger Games series.
All you need is to let yourself get inspired by Katniss' warrior ways. Here's what we think Katniss would like to do on vacation, given the chance -- and what you can do, too!
The costumes and sets are inventive, but, again, bleak and lacking in any color. And while, granted, this is not a remake of The Sound of Music, I longed for relief from the extended suffering.
The smartphone dating app Tinder has been catching fire faster than Katniss Everdeen can wield a bow and arrow. Currently, Tinder boasts over 50 milli...
Crooked River, Valerie Geary's debut novel, is a coming-of-age-story, a ghost story, and a literary tale of psychological suspense told in the alternating voices of 15-year-old Sam and her 10-year-old sister Ollie.
Blake Little's work -- much like Blake Little the man -- doesn't need to make a lot of noise to be noticed. At their best, Little's portraits capture the precise moment the well-known subject is communicating a hushed inner message.
In the third film that Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper have starred in, Serena is a dark, somber film focused on emotional entanglements with the slight feel of an independent film.
There is one bit of language in a recent Jennifer Lawrence interview that courts a perception that is still, I believe, a problem worth pointing out. It is a problem I've seen in my own personal life, and a problem I've seen in culture at large.
When a person hears the word "crime," they think of a criminal -- a person at fault for doing something against the law. While we may never find the exact source of the leaked photos, we have to at the very least stop blaming the women for taking them.
The bottom line of this entire scandal is not Lawrence's actions and the religious morals behind them, but the actions of the person or persons who invaded her privacy and allowed the world to see a very personal, private side of her. And she shouldn't take the heat for that.