Happily Oscar After


The 91st annual Academy Awards featured some interesting red-carpet choices, presenters so wonderful that the lack of a host wasn't an issue, performances of varying quality, and several upsets in the top award categories. We'll break it down here for you. Kevin Hart was originally supposed to host the Oscars, but the ghosts [...]

How to Live Like a Viking

2019-02-20T11:29:26-07:00Books, Movies, People, Places, TV Shows|

It’s all very well to say “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade;” very few of us are Beyonce enough to actually squeeze the juice out of our misfortune. When misfortune struck Ian Sharpe in his professional life, compounding a feeling of doom wrought by the political climate in the United States and [...]

Celebrating Black History Month

2019-02-01T11:38:14-07:00Books, Movies|

February is Black History Month, a great opportunity to focus on African American contributions to the American story, African American struggles, and the beauty, art, and talent of African American people. At Likewise, we've compiled watch lists of Award-Winning Movies, great books to read during Black History Month, and books especially for young [...]

When Oscar Gets it Wrong


First off, props to the Academy, because this year's nominee list, announced on January 22, is more diverse than any in recent memory. Still, the field is not without controversy: Best Picture nominees 'Green Book' and 'Bohemian Rhapsody' are both sparking debate, and the show remains Hart-less. We suggest you judge the Oscar nominees [...]

Toward Justice

2019-01-21T13:36:57-07:00Books, Movies, Podcasts, TV Shows|

The birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is an opportunity to remember that "the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice." To that end, we recommend: Woke TV Shows  contributed by one of our brilliant users Movies That Pass the Bechdel Test, in which two women talk to [...]

Spring Is Coming

2019-01-13T08:39:03-07:00Movies, TV Shows|

If you’re like us, one of the highlights of the Golden Globe Awards was HBO's preview of what's in store for 2019, including a sneak peek into the final season of Game of Thrones! The all-too-brief glimpse was enough to spark a renewed excitement for GoT's April return. After 7 seasons Sansa Stark [...]

Fiji Girl FTW

2019-01-08T13:41:56-07:00Movies, TV Shows|

The unofficial star of the night at this year's Golden Globes was Kelleth Cuthbert. Who, you say? She's a young woman in blue who managed to photobomb several of the night's most prominent stars as she lurked in the background carrying a tray of Fiji water. So celebrated was she on social media [...]