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June 11, 2018 – 10:01 pm | 2 Comments

Summer is here so that means packing 5 books for every 1 day of vacation you take, right? Consider stuffing the following titles into your over-the-weight-limit bags!
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NINE Trailer with Day-Lewis, Kidman, Cruz and More

May 14, 2009 – 7:09 pm | 20 Comments

I seriously dislike musicals and didn’t like Fellini’s 8 1/2 much, either. But Nine, the musical version of that Italian film coming out this November, is one of the movies I’m most eagerly anticipating this …

The Nerdy Hot 10 List

May 14, 2009 – 12:08 am | 67 Comments

Maxim released its annual Hot 100 List today, focusing on women with exceptional beauty and bodacious bods. (House‘s Olivia Wilde got the top spot.)
Looking at some of the names, I thought the chosen women are …

AMERICAN IDOL Season 8 — Top 2 Finalists Revealed!

May 13, 2009 – 9:55 pm | 24 Comments

Yay, Kris made it! I predicted he’d pull the upset after last night’s strong, innovative reworking of Kanye’s “Heartless.” The judges kept saying it’d be Adam vs. Danny but look at Kris now. Ha!
Adam did …

AMERICAN IDOL Season 8 — Top 3 Perform Judges' Choice and Their Own Favorites

May 13, 2009 – 12:26 am | 11 Comments

Let me just get something off my chest first. I anxiously awaited Simon’s song choice for Adam, not because I couldn’t wait to hear Adam sing it but because Simon is usually spot-on about marrying …

Ayelet Waldman's Annoying BAD MOTHER

May 12, 2009 – 11:24 pm | One Comment

This review was written by contributing writer Thuy Dinh, a practicing attorney and an editor of the webzine Da Mau. She is also a mother of three.
Ayelet Waldman, wife of Michael Chabon, is no stranger …

HOUSE Finale–Major Spoilers!

May 11, 2009 – 11:18 pm | 6 Comments

If you haven’t seen it, do NOT read any further! Skip down to the next article!
No, no, no, I can’t believe what happened. I feel manipulated and not in a good way. I can’t believe …

George Pelecanos's THE WAY HOME Is Worth Taking

May 11, 2009 – 10:32 pm | 6 Comments

This review was written by contributing writer Eric Edwards.

I’ve never read any of George Pelecanos’s novels so I was very surprised to finish The Way Home (out today) in a single sitting. The book’s lean …

Interview: Nerdy Questions for NOT FORGOTTEN's Tomas Romero

May 11, 2009 – 12:27 am | 19 Comments
Claire Forlani, Baker

It’s always fun for me to interview people but this time was especially fun because Tomas is a friend and fellow obsessive pop culture nerd. He’s also a screenwriter/producer who wrote last year’s MTV movie …

Mystery and Mirth Mingle at Malice Domestic 2009

May 8, 2009 – 11:30 am | 5 Comments

Malice Domestic is a mystery convention that takes place every year in the D.C. area., honoring the traditional mystery (no explicit sex or violence). The organization hands out the Agatha Awards, named for Agatha Christie. …

GREY'S ANATOMY 100th Episode–Spoilers

May 8, 2009 – 12:07 am | One Comment

I have mixed feelings about this episode. I kept wanting and waiting for it to bowl me over like the show used to do in its heyday. Remember the train crash episode where two people …

Trailer for Mark Burnett's EXPEDITION AFRICA

May 7, 2009 – 3:19 pm | 4 Comments

I received the following e-mail from my brother Thuy and wanted to share it so I can brag about him (I did get his permission to post it.) He edited and produced the trailer below, …


May 7, 2009 – 12:02 am | 9 Comments

Chances were slim that the NBC cop show Life would be renewed for next season but I was still bummed when NBC co-chairman Ben Silverman officially canceled it today. This show was unique because of …

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