Category Archives: pop culture

Movie Magic Close Up

One of the most incredible (and, dare I say, moving?) parts of the Harry Potter Experience was seeing the 1:24 scale model of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. This massive structure was the finale of the exhibit, and … Continue reading

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Please Queue Here for Butterbeer

Since I first discovered them I have loved the Harry Potter books, have been fascinated by J.K. Rowling, and have seen all eight films. What I love most about the phenomenon is that books are at the root of it. … Continue reading

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A Little More Magic

It’s hard to capture the magic of Paris, although I tried a hundred and nine times. Here are some of those attempts. There was a little magic waiting in London, too, once I managed to get here (there was a … Continue reading

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Consider me – Ann with an E

Absolutely Brilliant. Filed under:┬áThank You Internet. But really, thank you Towleroad. Finished reading Chris Cleave’s Incendiary.

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We’ll Miss You Liz Lemon

Series finale of 30 Rock tonight at 8.

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[Spoiler Alert? This post discusses the beginning and end of Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln.] It’s awards season, which means that I stayed up past my bedtime last night to watch the Golden Globes and that the theaters are full of movies … Continue reading

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Bea is for Bawdy

This is one of the funniest things I have ever seen. I was poking around Youtube earlier looking for clips of Elaine Stritch, because the woman who took me on a behind-the-scenes tour of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate last … Continue reading

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The Divine Miss M

No disrespect, Bette, but I’m talking about Meryl. Even though I would have loved to see the sublime Viola Davis win for her work in The Help,┬áthere’s something really satisfying about seeing Meryl-the-Goddess-Streep win an Oscar. Fun fact: I was … Continue reading

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Downton Abbey Returns

I don’t normally do recaps or reviews, and this is neither, but I am talking about a television show because a) I’m in love with Masterpiece Classics’ Downton Abbey and b) someone asked me what I thought about last night’s … Continue reading

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For absolutely no reason whatsoever

Other than: this is positively genius:

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