Check your Privilege, HuffPo

The Huffington Post has a new feature where the children of famous, wealthy, and well-connected media and Hollywood moguls interview and pay someone to ghost write about their powerful and famous parents. Called “Talk To Me,” creator and producer Christina Huffington has written the first piece where she talks about the woman who raised her—her … Continued

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Don’t Waste Your Life on the Culture War

Ronald Reagan was an actor. William F. Buckley loved to sail. Margaret Thatcher adored Bach. And George W. Bush, it turns out, is a good painter. The point: Don’t waste your entire life on the culture war. It’s important, during your time on Earth, to fight for freedom, goodness, and truth. It’s vital to oppose … Continued

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Is It Time to Elope? The Bridezilla Culture

Given that there’s a reality TV show called Bridezillas devoted to the excessive, outrageous, and sometimes despicable behavior of brides it seems hard to imagine that the current wedding culture could get any worse, and yet it has. Gawker’s Caity Weaver reports about a bride who reached for the brass ring of obnoxious and self-centered … Continued

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Excavating Mother-Child Photos

Allison Tate writes a lovely reflection on the self-consciousness that keeps many mothers from posing in photographs with their children. In “The Mom Stays in the Picture” at the Huffington Post, she writes: When I see myself in pictures, it makes me wince. I know I am far from alone. . . . We’re sporting … Continued

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What Do Women Want?

The Huffington Post reports on a new survey by Fitness and Yahoo! Shine about how satisfied adults are with their sex lives: The online survey looked at 1,000 adults between the ages of 18 and 64 throughout the U.S, turning up some interesting results about the way men and women view their own sex lives. Citing … Continued

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The Daily Pop Culture Scene

The Amazing Talent of American Idol‘s Jessica Sanchez–THR Ryan Seacrest: “My two favorite standouts would have to be Jessica Sanchez and Jessica Sanchez.” How Mexican Food Became More American Than Apple Pie–Reason Want tater tots in that burrito? Live-Tweeting Birth: The New Normal?–Huffington Post My WATER JUST BROKE! @Bravotv #PregInHeels Singer-Songwriter John Mayer on Growing Up–PJ Media … Continued

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The Daily Pop Culture Scene

Scarlett Johansson’s Human Moment in “Avengers”–Atlantic “Avengers” Sets Incredible Records Opening Weekend–Time Meow, the Obese Cat, Has Died–Buzzfeed RIP Maurice Sendak, Author of “The Wild Things”–NYT Tim Burton Vamps It Up in “Dark Shadows” Remake–Newsweek Kristin Wiig’s Fifty Shades of Grey Spoof on SNL–Huffington Post Best Dressed at the Met Gala–Celebuzz Mad Men & How … Continued

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The Daily Pop Culture Scene

Nicki Minaj’s Schizophrenic New Album–Atlantic Mad Men v. The Artist: TV Today Is Better Than Film–Vanity Fair John Grisham’s Favorite Mistake–Newsweek The Exploitation of Trayvon Martin–Shelby Steele Damsels in Distress & The Flowers of Youth–NYT Where Are All the Normal Men?–Huff Po 10 Most Ridic Uses of Internet In Movies–CableTvProviders

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The Daily Pop Culture Scene

Iconic Pop Images From Photo Legend Herb Ritss–The Daily Beast Rock & Roll Suicide: How Allan Bloom Killed Conservatism–TheDC Miss Universe Allows Transgender Person Into Competition–Time Tim Robbins: I’ve Thrown Out My Aggression-Inducing TV–Telegraph The Closing of the American Mind at 25–Andrew Ferguson at TWS On Women Comedies: “We Get It, Ladies. You Get a … Continued

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Is Divorce Only for the Rich?

That’s the question that this Huffington Post op-ed by Judith Acosta begs: Since 2008, most of us have been walking budgetary tightropes — cutting a piece off of this, snipping some off of that. For a significant percentage, it’s been a steady slide into fiscal chaos, foreclosures, and fear. . . . Inevitably, a change … Continued

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