Call Her Anna

From the wonderful website Super Hero Lunchbox: I was quite a bit older when I realized that Patty’s performance as Neely was adored by queer people the world over, and older, still, when I found out that she embraced this fandom with all her heart. She was OUR GIRL, from way back. Anna – this… [Keep Reading]

A Real Big Success

  It was a surprise but it wasn’t a surprise. When Rock Hudson made an appearance to help Doris Day promote her new TV show, all the signs that he wasn’t well were there. No longer was he the handsome matinee idol of Pillow Talk and Giant. This man was terribly thin, gaunt. He smiled… [Keep Reading]

No More Muffies

In 2003, Anna Quinlen wrote this: I am so tired of abortion, tired of the dishonesty of the arguments, of the intractability of the conflict, mainly of the insensibility of those who pass judgment. No matter what is legislated, adjudicated or pontificated, women will continue to find a way to end pregnancies that they cannot… [Keep Reading]

Forget it, Jake. This is the Oscars.

Another year, another Oscars ceremony. The glitter! The glam! The dresses! The controversy! Yes darling readers, let’s dish. For as long as I can remember, there’s never been a perfect Oscars ceremony. The first one that occurred in my lifetime was when Sascheen Littlefeather went up to the Oscar podium, held her hand to Roger… [Keep Reading]

Camp Time!

As summer winds up, we will also be discussing the August book club pick, There’s a Bat in Bunk Five by Paula Danziger in six days. Be ready to discuss Woodstock, cute boys, difficult girls, and… camp! Ah, camp. You might be thinking Jennifer, I never went to camp. Just remember you can blog about… [Keep Reading]

Oh, it’s a jolly holiday With Mary

I wrote this essay nine months ago when Saving Mr. Banks came out, hence many many Christmas references, plus the reference to Phil Robinson.  It’s in honor of the 50th anniversary of Mary Poppins coming out this week. Enjoy! Friday I was in an awful terrible mood. An extended family member is in hospice. I had a fight with… [Keep Reading]