Trump Wants a New Team, as John Kelly’s Star Dims

By |February 7th, 2018|

Trump Wants a New Team, as John Kelly's Star Dims IT IS impossible to think of President Trump's "braintrust" being led by Sean Hannity. But that's reality. Our president is restless again and ready to get rid of Chief of Staff John Kelly. Maybe his latest comments about Dreamers sitting on their "asses" [...]

Podcast: Melania, A White Suit, & Stormy Daniels

By |February 1st, 2018|

Podcast: Melania, A White Suit, & Stormy Daniels WHEN First Lady Melania Trump made her entrance before her husband's State of the Union speech I did a double take. A modern-styled white pant suit was the last thing I imagined Melania would wear. Melania's #SOTU suit stood out, which @TimTeeman speculates [...]

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Wynn, Nassar, and Why #TimesUp for Clinton on #MeToo

By |January 29th, 2018|

Wynn, Nassar, and Why #TimesUp for Clinton on #MeToo Not long after the billionaire casino mogul Steve Wynn opened his flagship Wynn Las Vegas in 2005, a manicurist who worked there arrived at the on-site salon visibly distressed following an appointment in Mr. Wynn’s office. Sobbing, she told a colleague Mr. Wynn had [...]

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Podcast: Megyn Kelly, Jane Fonda Plastic Surgery Smackdown

By |January 26th, 2018|

Podcast: Megyn Kelly, Jane Fonda and Plastic Surgery THIS WAS quite a week of news but when it came to making news, Megyn Kelly versus Jane Fonda gets top billing. If you're out of the loop on this diva smackdown, it started in September. Vulture has the details and video so [...]

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Women’s Marches Erupt on Trump Anniversary

By |January 22nd, 2018|

Women's Marches Erupt on Trump Anniversary Cher encouraged women to get out and "own" the vote, adding, "if you don't have a vote, you don't have a voice." [CNN] THE HASHTAG for the 2018 women's march is #POWERTOTHEPOLLS. From NPR Rachel Baxa and her 2-year-old daughter, Georgia, march in Boise, Idaho, [...]

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Podcast: Books, MeToo & Margaret Atwood

By |January 19th, 2018|

Podcast: Books, MeToo & Margaret Atwood BOOKS, CULTURE, and my opinion on major events that impact women. The "Between the Sheets" podcast is new for 2018. Let's talk books. Let's talk Margaret Atwood and MeToo when she wrote "Am I a bad feminist?" The #MeToo moment is a symptom of a [...]

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Wicked’s Stormy Daniels and Donald Trump *Updated*

By |January 17th, 2018|

Stormy Daniels Confirms Affair with Donald Trump At one point, Stormy told In Touch, she excused herself to go to the bathroom. “When I came out, he was sitting on the bed and he was like, ‘Come here.’ And I was like, ‘Ugh, here we go.’ And we started kissing.” After having sex, [...]

Olivia’s Turn: When a Novel Becomes a Journey

By |January 16th, 2018|

Olivia's Turn: When a Novel Becomes a Journey “If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell the truth about other people.” - Virginia Woolf SOMEWHERE ALONG the experience of creating Olivia's Turn everything changed. The women I've created since I turned to fiction have battled misogyny in the entertainment [...]

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Meet the Indies: From Ifraah Samatar, Irsha Akbar

By |January 16th, 2018|

Meet the Indies: Ifraah Samatar, Irsha Akbar DISCLAIMER: THIS BOOK IS NOT SUITABLE FOR ANYONE UNDER THE AGE OF 18. This is the glorious haram version of Soul Tracing Taboo! The first book Soul Tracing Taboo is a contemporary dark romance read that poses the question: What happens when an angry young man [...]

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History as Thriller, ‘The Post’ Gives Katharine Graham Her Due

By |January 13th, 2018|

History as Thriller, 'The Post' IF THERE is a film better timed for a moment in history, I cannot think of one. And it's not only the history it tells that rivets the audience. Just when you think Meryl Streep cannot possibly give a career-topping performance, she does. The poignancy, vulnerability, and conflict [...]