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CD Review: Vampire Weekend’s CONTRA

January 29, 2010 – 5:40 pm | 5 Comments

This review is by new contributing writer Ethan Ogilby, whose musical taste is way more hip than mine.—PCN
The second album usually determines the staying power of an artist. It must be faithful to the established …


Mel Gibson Goes to EDGE OF DARKNESS

January 29, 2010 – 11:01 am | 18 Comments
Edge of Darkness

Edge of Darkness is an appropriate title for Mel Gibson’s latest starring vehicle because the name is as blandly formulaic as the movie, and it tells you upfront it’ll only go to the edge, not …


DAMAGES: Hurts So Good

January 28, 2010 – 8:43 am | 9 Comments

by Sarah Carbiener
“So you understand that men have their secrets.” —Mrs. Tobin
“But so do women, and I find that women are better at keeping them.”—Patty Hewes.
I usually loathe shows about lawyers. They’re either sanctimonious with …


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 …


Book Giveaway: Ben Sherwood’s THE SURVIVORS CLUB

January 24, 2010 – 6:30 pm | 29 Comments

It’s Monday. Do you think, “Damn, it’s gonna be another long week”? Or, “Hey, I survived my weekend”?
According to Ben Sherwood’s The Survivors Club, how you look at life can determine whether or not you …


Nerdies for Best & Worst of SAG Awards

January 24, 2010 – 5:50 am | 11 Comments

I usually love movie award shows but last night’s Screen Actors Guild Awards bored me. Many of the winners were the same as Globe winners from less than a week ago so I couldn’t muster …


Inside the SAG Awards’ Voting Process

January 22, 2010 – 2:21 am | 20 Comments
drew barrymore grey gardens

The 16th annual SAG Awards are tomorrow, January 23, 2010 (televised on TBS and TNT), but before they’re handed out, I polled three different voters to see how they cast their ballots, not just who …


4 Down, Only 20 More Hours of 24

January 21, 2010 – 9:13 am | 10 Comments

by Sarah Carbiener
Season 8 of 24 begins with Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) curled up on a couch with his adorable granddaughter, and for the first hour of the new season, the show was having a …


Tell Me a Story About…Chair

January 21, 2010 – 7:18 am | 19 Comments
classroom chair

I had so much fun when we played our storytelling game last time (read it here), I decided to do it again. Based on an exercise Elizabeth Gilbert wrote about in her book Committed: A …


Unexpected Life in LIFE UNEXPECTED

January 19, 2010 – 5:58 pm | 14 Comments

By Sarah Carbiener

Before the premiere of this show, I would have told you that, after Grey’s Anatomy’s Meredith Grey, I was really tired of the tough, pretty, talented woman who can’t commit to a sweet …



January 18, 2010 – 6:26 am | 7 Comments
*Jan 14 - 00:10*

Christopher Chance (Mark Valley) is a bodyguard for hire and a man fighting the good fight as a sort of freelance version of a TV James Bond in Human Target, the exciting new series from …


Behind the Scenes at the Golden Globes 2010

January 18, 2010 – 6:04 am | 5 Comments

After the ceremony (and maybe a party or two), a friend of mine who had attended the Globes called and we chatted briefly about some things that weren’t shown on TV. She wished to stay …

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