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August 10, 2022

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Recycling and Paper Arts and Crafts for Kids

There are many way that we can help create a better, cleaner environment, even in small ways, like dealing with the messes children make. Save the environment one piece of garbage at a time by recycling. Keeping trash out of  →

Music as Therapy: How Music Can Make You Healthier

Music, and our ability to relate to it, speaks volumes about our individuality. Music therapy is an internationally accepted form of treatment for an array of conditions since sound can be a way to break through barriers that traditional verbal  →

Review of Asian Women in Film: No Joy, No Luck

Jessica Hagedorn, author of “Asian Women in Film: No Joy, No Luck," discusses the stereotypical portrayals of Asian women in film. By analyzing several films, she offers four main depictions of the characters: the submissive girl, the “eager-for-sex" nymph, the  →

Drugs And Music

Throughout the course of history, both drugs and music have been an important aspect of the human experience. Despite the fact that drugs and their use have become stigmatized, particularly in the United States, over the past century or so,  →

Review of The Wonderpets on Noggin and Nick Jr

The Wonderpets have a theme song that holds on and will not let go. Ever. It’s almost as bad as the Backyardigans in the sense that it’s a cute song with fun, simple lyrics and a catching melody but it’s  →

The Three Worst Films of Sylvester Stallone

Whether you love Sylvester Stallone or absolutely loathe him, you cannot dismiss his impact on movies, particularly in the 1980’s. Over the course of his career, Stallone has made a number of films that garnered him a huge global fan base, but  →

Who is Billy Mays and Why Is He Screaming at Me?

Everyone has occasional bouts of sleeplessness, where you wake up in the middle of the night and, unable to return to slumber, grab the television remote, flipping from channel to channel. It was on one such night that I first  →

Bad Movies of the 1990’s: An American Werewolf in Paris (1997)

The 1981 film- An American Werewolf in London- managed to artfully combine the horror genre with comedy. It was well-crafted, clever, funny and chilling, all at once. I don’t know if the people who made An AmericanWerewolf in Paris were attempting to go for a similar  →

Three of the Worst Moms in Movies

While, typically, mothers in movies have been presented as being noble and self-sacrificing, some movie matriarchs defy such sentimentalism. Their characters are not warm, huggy and sweet, but, often, mean-spirited, self-seeking and scheming. Of course, this makes them a lot more fun  →

Three of the Big Screen’s Best Moms

Mothers have always been popular subjects for movies. In the earlier days of films, moms were chiefly portrayed as being saintly, one-dimensional creatures and, as movies matured, they began to be presented with more depth. There are several “mother-themed” films  →

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