This year will go down as the worst ever, for many of us. As we stumble into a holiday season unlike any other in memory, the coronavirus is spreading like wildfire all across the United States, reaching absurdly high and frightening numbers of new positive cases and deaths. The US presidential election is over (no … Continue reading Thankful →
Yesterday it was official: the United States voters have delivered a victory for democracy over authoritarianism. And for that, I’m relieved and grateful. The fight is never over, but this historical moment is one we should savor. Many people, including some of my best friends who are women of color, can finally breathe again. Cheers … Continue reading Cheers →
A few years ago I stumbled on a 2009 blog post about Kate Jackson and had that wonderful moment of recognition when your exact feelings are perfectly expressed through someone else’s words. Even the title of the post captures how I feel: “Kate Jackson Was My Village.” Yes, exactly this: Kate Jackson was my village … Continue reading My Angel: Kate Jackson →
October is the month when many of us throw caution to the wind and indulge, nay revel, in our eternal love of all things strange and spooky. But in a year of unrelenting real life horrors , how does one find time to partake in such seasonal silliness? Well, the way I see it we … Continue reading Spooky Season →
Earlier I posted this random thought on social media, along with the following GIF: Me: 2020 is hard enough on my anxiety, I should probably cut back on the coffee intake, but uuuugh I reeeeally want another cup… Coffee: When this 2020-related “coffee is my savior” moment occurred to me over a soothing cup of … Continue reading Coffee Talk with Harley Quinn →
Popular culture is littered with fantastical witches, but not all reside in the realm of horror. Back in the 1960s, American households thrilled to the domestic misadventures of Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha on Bewitched. Montgomery made witchcraft both sweet and sexy, with her signature nose twitch ensuring her place in the pop culture pantheon forever. … Continue reading Season of the Witch: Elizabeth Montgomery →
What scares me isn’t how short life is, no, it’s the pain, all the pain. I don’t understand why there has to be any pain. I adore Sukie Ridgemont, one-third of the famous Witches of Eastwick from the 1987 hit movie of the same name. She’s one of Michelle Pfeiffer’s most pure-of-soul characters—kindhearted mother, sweet … Continue reading Season of the Witch: Sukie Ridgemont →
My love of October is well documented. Autumn is in full swing, replete with crisp air and colorful foliage. Pumpkin coffee and ales of all sorts are flowing like wine everywhere. And of course the best holiday ever is being celebrated with spooky decorations and horror movie marathons—Halloween. It truly is the most wonderful time … Continue reading OctoberPfest →
I think you had to grow up in wood-paneled dens, get rides in your friend’s big brother’s Trans Am, sneak-watch slasher movies when you were too young, and hang out at family parties where the adults let you take sips from their cans of Miller High Life. I think you had to live through all … Continue reading Rest in Paradise, Eddie →
Few leisure activities are as pleasurable or informative as flipping through old magazines. They offer a window into the past, transporting us back to eras we knew as children or that we never lived through but can via the magic of the magazine. In many cases, magazine covers alone are enough to trip us back … Continue reading Cover to Cover: Reeling in the Years →
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