Dandelion dead

Friday, March 31st, 2017

National Crayon Day is not so dandy for Crayola’s recently ousted dandelion crayon. Replacement crayon to be named later.

Oscars 2017: Applause for inclusion + one big shocker

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Oscars 2017 was humming along until the final award for Best Picture made unprecedented history. What a finale!

Mmmmm: M&M’s @75

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

M&M’s, the iconic confection that ‘melts in your mouth, not in your hand’ is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. Plain or peanut?

2016 #OscarsSoLong: Post mortem

Monday, February 29th, 2016

The 88th Academy Awards are history for more than one reason. There were highs and lows, upsets and surprises. The point about the need for more opportunity among women and people of color was made. Now where will the film industry go from here?

Oscars 2015: Post mortem

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Oscars 2015 are now part of history. They were unremarkable except for a few political and personal highlights in year of a few great, memorable films. Check out my post-mortem on the event.

Let’s talk turkey

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

As many of us prepare to sit down to our Thanksgiving holiday meal, I got to thinking about how the traditional turkey meal came to be, and why we really get groggy after we eat it. Here’s what I discovered about turkeys.

And the 2014 Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year is…

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Find out what the Oxford Dictionaries has chosen as the 2014 Word of the Year. Obscure and lame were my reactions, but hey, what do I know?

Happy Pi Day

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Whether you’re eating pies, or throwing them, Pi Day has been observed in many ways. Discuss the significance of the number Ï€ amongst yourselves.

Oscars 2014: Pleasant, predictable

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Oscars 2014 wrapped up and reviewed. The big winner of the night: The A-list selfie.

Bundling 2013: My year end review

Friday, December 27th, 2013

I fended off posting about selfies (except as the Word of the Year) and Obamacare, and many other top stories of 2013, and opted for the more offbeat and down-to-earth. Find out if I brought something new to some familiar and not-so-familiar topics in my 2013 year end wrap.