It had something to do with jalapeños
I am literally shaking my head right now. Sigh. Have you ever caught yourself clicking on something so click-baity, and then enjoying it immensely, and feeling a little bit guilty for being so ridiculous? (i.e. All those times I’ve watched that Pandas on a Slide video… like, even right now, because I had to pull up the link, and I’ve started watching it again…) Prepare to feel similarly ridiculous as you watch Chrissy Teigen pour milk all over herself like a crazy person.
Posted under: Chrissy Teigen
A big night for "Birdman," "OITNB," and women of color
Last night I spent the evening reading, writing, and watching one of my favorite movies of all time (it was a Rust and Bone kind of night), so I missed all of the excitement from the SAG Awards. I’m a little bummed because, judging from some of the acceptance speeches I’m seeing, it looks like I missed out on a fun night. And when I went on Instagram and saw some of those red carpet looks (from the likes of Lupita Nyong’o, Camila FRIGGEN Alves, Reese Witherspoon, and others) I couldn’t help but get psyched. I won’t miss you next year, SAG Awards! Promise! So as I catch up with more YouTube clips, click inside for a list of winners! Birdman and Orange is the New Black both had a big night.
And you can watch their entire episode right here, right now
Ryan Adams and Jenny Lewis each performs full concert sets on last night’s episode of Austin City Limits and thanks to the generosity of PBS, you can watch their episode of ACL in full right here on the blog. I got to see Ryan and Jenny on tour a few times over the past few months and they put on an amazing show … if you missed seeing them, this episode of ACL gives you a good feel for what their concerts are like. Click the embed above to watch Ryan then Jenny perform their sets … you can click below to see the setlists for each performer. Enjoy. More »
PITNB's Weekly Discussion Forum
So, here is one valuable lesson I learned (of many) from my time at Sarah Lawrence. One of my favorite classes was Introduction to Literary & Cultural Theory, and I remember learning the importance of seeing how, even if you didn’t agree with an idea, or a person, you can always put them into perspective. You could dislike theory itself, or a particular theory, or a particular theorist—but if they held some kind of cultural or critical significance—you should also be able to see that, and critique that too. That is to say, if people are talking about it, it can’t be insignificant or unimportant. This lesson comes to mind with Lena Dunham. So many people seem to love her, or find her completely disdainful. And I admit, before I watched Girls, I was annoyed by all of the hype. But now that she’s here, and she’s clearly making an impact, I’m struck by some of the comments I see about her. Click inside for more.
Posted under: 'Girls', Lena Dunham
"Cause so cold in the D, it is as days begin to tick away"
Back in November, we got our first listen of Eminem‘s new song Detroit Vs. Everybody, which features guest performances by Royce da 5’9″, Big Sean, Danny Brown, Dej Loaf and Trick Trick. Today we get to see the just-released music video for the song, which does feature all of the guest rappers on the track. Filmed in Detroit, this video is an excellent representation of the beautiful city that I love. Click the embed above to watch Detroit all-star video for Detroit Vs. Everybody.
"Why would the law treat [gays] differently?"
A week ago today, we learned that the US Supreme Court has decided to take up the case that will determine — once and for all — the legality of same-sex marriage here in the United States. In an interview at the White House with You Tube star GloZell Green, President Obama expressed his desire for the Supreme Court to come “to the right decision” and legalize same-sex marriage in our country. President Obama has spoken openly about his support for marriage equality in the past, so his comments in the interview embedded above aren’t a big surprise … but it’s still nice to hear our president endorse the equal treatment of all US citizens when it comes to marriage equality. The full interview is 47 minutes long but you can skip to the 23:40 mark of the video to hear Obama‘s comments on the upcoming Supreme Court decision.
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Remember that movie that Sarah Michelle Gellar filmed in NYC that was titled Veronika Decides to Die? Of course you don’t because she filmed the movie way back in 2008, which is basically a million years ago. Some of you PITNB old schoolers may remember this SMG film because, at the time, I was very excited that Gellar was returning to us for the first time since Buffy the Vampire Slayer went off the air. Since that time, SMG has starred in two failed TV shows — Ringer on The CW and The Crazy Ones on CBS — and Veronika was never released … until now. Almost 7 years after it was filmed, Veronika Decides to Die is finally being released here in the US … via Video On Demand. Click below to learn more/be reminded of this new old SMG movie and watch a clip of footage from Veronika Decides to Die. More »
"Have you mentored, supported or engaged women in leadership positions?"
Last September, Emma Watson delivered a powerful speech on the virtues of feminism at the United Nations — a speech that garnered lots of attention not only because of Emma‘s fame as an actress but, more importantly, because the speech she delivered spoke to the hearts and minds of women and men (young and old) worldwide. Earlier today, at the World Economic Forum at Davos in Switzerland, Emma delivered a follow-up speech that, in part, featured questions that have sprung up in the wake of her previous speech:
I spoke about some of my story in September – what are your stories? Girls: Who have been your mentors, parents, did you make sure you treated your children equally? If so, how have you done it? Husbands: Have you been supporting your female partner privately so that she can fulfill her dreams too? Young men: Have you spoke up in a conversation when a woman was casually degraded or dismissed? … Businessmen: Have you mentored, supported or engaged women in leadership positions? Writers: Have you challenged the language and imagery used to portray women in the media? CEOs: Have you implemented the women’s empowerment principles in your own company?
The video embedded above of Emma‘s speech today is only 5 1/2 minutes long and is absolutely worth your time. Emma Watson continues to devote her time, her energy and her impressive intelligence and eloquence in an effort to educate and enlighten on feminist matters. She is an inspiration with a voice that deserves to be heard far and wide.