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Book Review: Ann Brashares’s MY NAME IS MEMORY

May 31, 2010 – 10:11 pm | 25 Comments

As I began this review of Ann Brashares’s My Name is Memory (Riverhead, out today), I wondered if I’m way too old to be its target audience. The novel contains the kind of melodramatic language …


What Memorial Day Means to Me

May 31, 2010 – 1:06 am | 40 Comments
My mother & brother on front page of Washington Post's Metro section upon our arrival. Photo: Douglas Chevalier

Thirty-five years ago on Memorial Day, my family and I stepped off a plane at Dulles Airport in D.C. to begin our new life in the States. We arrived at that point with the help …


Movie Review: SEX AND THE CITY 2

May 28, 2010 – 9:33 pm | 11 Comments
satc desert outfits

This is an escapist, girly movie—no getting around that. I went in not expecting it to remotely resemble my own life and ended up mostly enjoying the fantasy of the foursome’s lives.
It’s two years after …



May 27, 2010 – 12:30 am | 14 Comments
lee as idol

Jason, you were right.
Lee DeWyze was crowned the ninth American Idol tonight, with the result coming at the end of a two-hour-plus show that was actually entertaining at times. DeWyze is a decent enough singer …


Crystal vs. Lee: The Final Battle – AMERICAN IDOL Season 9

May 26, 2010 – 9:58 am | 9 Comments
dewyze on finale

by Jason Matthews
America, as it often does, in its infinite wisdom, is about to make a mistake: They are going to name Lee DeWyze as the next American Idol.
Even more than last week, this week …


Nerd Chat with Thriller Writer Brett Battles + Giveaway

May 23, 2010 – 10:16 pm | 29 Comments

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these because I’m lazy selective about who I ask for a chat. Potential interviewees must go through rigorous testing to determine if they have the Cool …


Reaction: GREY’S ANATOMY Season 6 Finale (Spoilers)

May 21, 2010 – 12:18 pm | 11 Comments

Oh. Mah. GAH!!
*Spoilers! Don’t read if you haven’t seen it!*

Not much on TV surprises me anymore but during the Grey’s Anatomy finale last night, I jumped as if my pants were on fire. The first …



May 20, 2010 – 1:42 am | 6 Comments

After the rubbish that was Shrek the Third, I thought if the filmmakers wanted to give us a happily ever after, they should stop making Shrek movies. My reaction to news about this fourth installment …


Final Showdown in Sight: Predicting Top 2 on AMERICAN IDOL S9

May 19, 2010 – 2:17 pm | One Comment

by Jason Matthews
As the dying whale carcass of this show lumbers slowly to the season finale shore, the machinations of the producers have become more and more transparent. It is clear as day that all …


Book Review: Lesley Kagen’s TOMORROW RIVER

May 18, 2010 – 12:44 am | 5 Comments
tomorrow river

I had a lump in my throat most of the time while reading Lesley Kagen’s Tomorrow River because it’s such a heartbreaking story, but when the lump burst open at times, I found myself laughing …


Linking Up

May 17, 2010 – 12:13 am | 6 Comments
Gugu Mbatha-Raw & Boris Kodjoe star in UNDERCOVERS

No, that’s not an invitation to hook up later at a bar, just me posting a few links for you to click on if you want to catch up on some entertainment stuff. I could …


Nerdy Hot 10 List 2010

May 14, 2010 – 2:00 am | 9 Comments
j. sudeikis

Maxim recently released its 2010 Hot 100 List of sexy women, which means it’s time for me to post my second annual list of nerdy hot guys—men known more for being quirky than chiseled—presented in …

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