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Summer is almost over and I’m relieved because I’m melting. But I’ve had more excellent reads this summer than I did in the past few years, and many of the standout books are August releases.
Here are our recommendations this …

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Nerdy Hot 10 List—Female Edition

January 26, 2010 – 10:26 pm | 47 Comments
Four Seasons Hotel

Last May, I published a Nerdy Hot 10 List of actors who are goofy or awkward but sexy because of it. As of this writing, that post alone has received over 52,000 hits. Crazy!
I’ve received …


January 13, 2010 – 10:43 am | 11 Comments

I know I’m in full-on nerd mode when I say this but I’m happy season 9 of Idol has started! Yes, this show can be corny and full of deluded, scary folks, but every once …

CHUCK's Back!

January 11, 2010 – 1:19 am | 9 Comments

Did you catch the Chuck season three premiere last night? Talk about two satisfying hours of television. I’ve always enjoyed this show, but now that Chuck (Zachary Levi) has downloaded the Intersect v.2 into his …

Tell Me a Story About…

January 9, 2010 – 10:45 pm | 33 Comments
Watercolor by Victoria Beckert

While I didn’t love Elizabeth Gilbert’s Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage (read my review here), I really liked this one activity she described doing with her lover Felipe. No, not that kind of …

Movie Review: LEAP YEAR

January 8, 2010 – 12:19 am | 10 Comments
Leap Year

by Eric Edwards
You’d think a romantic comedy named after an event that occurs only once every four years would be something special. Well, Leap Year (opening today) isn’t.
Anna (Amy Adams) and Jeremy (Adam Scott) are …

Nerd Chat with FACES OF THE GONE Author Brad Parks

January 6, 2010 – 9:30 pm | 25 Comments
The infamous Jen Forbus

If you’re a regular reader here, you know I don’t do interviews with stuffy people. If I’m gonna sit down to a lunch interview, have a phone conversation and exchange a bunch of e-mails with …

Book Review: Elizabeth Gilbert's COMMITTED

January 5, 2010 – 12:24 am | 9 Comments

After reading Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love three years ago, I became almost evangelistic about it, discussing it nonstop with others, buying copies for friends, etc. Wish I could do the same for her follow-up, …


January 3, 2010 – 9:38 pm | 21 Comments
Photo by Lorey Sebastian/FOX SEARCHLIGHT

While I was away on holiday, contributing writer Eric Edwards was busy taking in multiple screenings of Oscar-bait films. He was kind enough to submit the following reviews.
Did you see any of these? What …

New Year Brings New Surprises

January 2, 2010 – 1:46 pm | 12 Comments

Got back to L.A. late last night after a wonderful time in D.C. with family, old friends and lots of amazing eats. Every day I had a balanced diet of cheese, pie, cake, candy and …

Nerdies for Favorite Things of 2009

December 27, 2009 – 11:52 pm | 10 Comments

Hope you all are enjoying the holidays. Me, I’m having so much fun with family, I need more gigabytes in my brain to store all the memories being made.
I get grateful this time of year …

A Tale from My Christmas Past

December 23, 2009 – 12:00 am | 25 Comments

One year in college, I was stuck at school until Dec. 23 because of finals that must have been scheduled by Scrooge or the Grinch. Christmas was around the corner but I wasn’t feeling it. …


December 20, 2009 – 10:11 pm | 11 Comments
mirren & mca

With all the holiday activities going on, I’m woefully behind on everything (haven’t seen Avatar—what?!) so the following reviews will be a little abbreviated. They’ll take less time for you to read so you can …

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