I swear, I haven't disappeared, but my mind is swirling with ideas for the new site with Sam and what I'm going to be writing for CitizenEdge, so of course my own site is starting to take a backseat. For that, I'm sorry, to both myself, and to whoever (whomever? Fuck, I never get that right) is still reading along. Also, having a full-time job doesn't leave me much time to write (or does it? Those of you who are close to me know the answer to that :P) but believe me, the mind is whirring, and I'm still inhaling content like a crazed person with not enough time on their hands.
This is what's making headlines for me this week!
Movie of the Week
12 Angry Men (1957)
We're going back in time for this movie of the week. I always say how shitty of a film student I was because I hadn't seen most of the 'classics,' and 12 Angry Men was one of those films on my list of to-sees. What pushed me over the edge was one of the latest episodes of Inside Amy Schumer which dedicated an entire half an hour to parodying the Sidney Lumet film. I decided that it was the perfect time to catch up on my Criterion Collection and finally watch this movie.
Holy shit. This movie is great.
It kept me captivated from start to finish. It really didn't feel dated at all (except for some hammy acting here and there) and the acting was incredible. And, most importantly, I got all the jokes on Inside Amy Schumer. So win/win.
Book of the Week
The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy by Sam Maggs
When you reference my favourite book of all time (OF ALL TIME, KANYE!) in your book's title, you best come with some hella great material. Sam Maggs totally brings it in this handy-dandy handbook for geeks of all shapes in sizes who just want their moniker of 'fangirl' to get the respect it deserves. She serves up Internet realness when discussing exactly why fangirls are amazing and brilliant and will probably become your lifelong friend if you ever squee together over a shared interest. The book features interviews with celebrity fangirls, lexicons for the uninitiated and just how feminist fangirls really are.
Plus... Sam Maggs totally called me adorable on Twitter. So, suck on that.
Podcast of the Week
Another Round with Heben and Tracey
In my search for more female-led comedy podcasts, I finally came across Another Round hosted by Buzzfeed writers Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton. I listened to a few episodes today and I'm already hooked. These ladies are hilarious. Through discussions on tough issues like race, social justice, and female representation, they insert light-hearted banter that had me giggling on my walk home from work today. From seriously corny jokes, to wondering why Black women are always referred to as food-related-colours in fiction, this podcast will have you in stitches, while making you think at the same time. Go check it out now!
Makeup Remover of the Week
Ladies (and guys, I ain't judging). How often have you found that you've washed your face and then when you tone (cuz girls and guys, you gots to be toning) you see oodles of makeup still clinging to your face? WELL NO MORE! I got introduced to Shu Uemura's Cleansing Oils last week at a Sephora makeup class and GONE ARE MY RACCOON EYES AND LEFTOVER STREAKY FOUNDATION! This stuff is incredible. It comes in a variety of different versions, depending on skin type or specific skin needs. I'm using the green one, the Anti/Oxi Skin Refining Cleanser which apparently is also for anti-aging which I need at 25 (seriously, our society is so fucked). It's also great because it works as a cleanser as well which is awesome if you just want to remove your makeup for exercise or say... a nap. It's a bit pricy but I'm finding it was definitely worth the investment.
And that's it for this week. Later days!