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Video of the Day: The Movie That Defined The 1990’s

You have to hand it to Amy Heckerling; she managed to do what few directors did before or after–define two generations with two extremely successful movies.  In the 80’s, she made Fast Times at Ridgemont High, which is still one of my mom’s favorite movies, and in the 90’s she brought us Clueless, which is one of …

Video of the Day–Bryan Adams and Zorro Made 1995 Romantic

I was 8 years old during the summer of 1995 when this song came out and to say that summer sucked for my family would be an understatement.  The only thing that got me through that summer was music–I’ll Be There for You by the Rembrants, Roll to Me by Del Amitri, Barely Breathing by Duncan Sheik, Run-around …

Review of “Dukes to the Left of Me, Princes to the Right”

This is what I get for choosing a book based on its title; I guess I mistakenly assumed that the ability to craft an amusing title meant that the author also had to ability to write a good book.  Boy was I wrong.  I got about 60 pages into this before I finally decided that …

Review of “The Passion of the Purple Plumeria” by Lauren Willig

I first discovered the Pink Carnation novels back in February 2012 when I heard Ms. Willig read from The Garden Intrigue at Lady Jane’s Salon (the first romance novel reading series in New York City).  Unfortunately, I wasn’t immediately able to get my hands on that book, so my introduction to the series came in the …

Video of the Day–On Again, Off Again, and Finally On Again

Honestly, this was not the video I was going to post today, but while looking for that video, I came across this one, which is a compilation of the most important moments in the history of Ross and Rachel’s relationship on Friends. I don’t remember a time at which Friends wasn’t a part of my life, although …

Literature vs. Trash–An Annoyed Reader Wants to Know Why People Must Judge Literary Tastes

Author, Jennifer Weiner (In Her Shoes, Little Earthquakes), posted an article, 40 Trashy Novels You Must Read Before You Die, on her facebook page this evening.  As the title of the article implies, the article lists the 40 “trashy” novels that its author feels you must read before you die.  Okay.  I’m game–I could use …

Video of the Day: A Landslide Into Love

Glee has been one of my favorite shows since the very beginning (I still can’t believe I couldn’t pay attention to the pilot when it originally aired because I was writing my final paper for a Russian Politics class–I got an A), and while it has gone a bit downhill since a lot of the …

Video of the Day–A Mouse and a Love Song

Today’s video is inspired by my own writing.  I have decided to do some work on one of my projects today and this song fits perfectly.  My characters, a time traveler from the 21st century and an English nobleman from the 19th, will eventually be separated by 150 years and the only comfort they can …

Review of “Lovestruck: The Musical”

I admit it, I am a sucker for cheesy made for t.v. movies, especially when they involve actors, who don’t usually sing, singing.  For this, Lovestruck: The Musical seemed to fit the bill.  It had everything that I love in my cheesy movies: Disney-esque magic potions, a couple of romances, tons of singing and dancing, and …