Most people were saddened to read about the passing of David Bowie, who succumbed to cancer on Sunday at the age of 69. My newsfeed has been sprinkled with links to YouTube videos of Bowie’s songs, various articles and blog posts written in tribute, and posted their favorite pictures. Someone I know decided to post […]Read More Celebrity Deaths and Decorum
I know I may be a bit behind, but I do have something to say surrounding the controversy behind Meghan Trainor’s “Dear Future Husband.” I just can’t. The song itself is insipid. No, I don’t like the one sided mentality Trainor has, that women are crazy and men are basically servants. But the way some […]Read More Meghan Trainor and Outrage Fatigue
On Thursday night, Fiona Apple was performing in Portland (OR) when a heckler decided that Apple’s set was the perfect time to air her thoughts on the singer’s health. According to E! Online, it went down like this: “Fiona! Get healthy! We want to see you in 10 years!” the female heckler yelled out, […]Read More Fiona Apple’s Health is None of Our Business
I went to see The Wolverine last night, and was pleasantly surprised. It wasn’t that I thought the film was going to be bad, I was just surprised to see that women played such a big role–and not just as a sexy villain or damsel in distress.I’ve mentioned before that women in comic book movies […]Read More The Women of The Wolverine
Yesterday, it was formally announced that controversial television personality Jenny McCarthy would be replacing Joy Behar on the upcoming season of The View. The backlash against the casting choice began almost immediately–many are fearing that McCarthy will use the panel show to spread her views on not vaccinating children. There is basis to this […]Read More Why We Need to Chill About Jenny McCarthy
Trigger Warning: Rape Writer and comedian Lindy West is finding herself faced with rape threats. Why? Because she dared to call out rape culture in comedy.Last Thursday, West (below) appeared on FX’s Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell to have a debate with comic Jim Norton about censorship in comedy, with focus on rape jokes […]Read More Enough With Rape Threats.
Amanda Bynes has been everywhere lately. Sadly, it’s not because of an upcoming film project or television series, but because of her wellness, which appears to be in decline. I am not a doctor, nor is anyone on the LivLuna team, so we cannot diagnose any medical conditions. We are also not a gossip site. […]Read More Leave Amanda Bynes Alone. Seriously.
Actor Wendell Pierce (The Wire, Treme) has opened a small chain of grocery and convenience stores in his native New Orleans to help eliminate food deserts. Food deserts – lack of access to grocery stores selling affordable, fresh foods – are critical issues in impoverished communities, including many New Orleans neighborhoods. His chain, Sterling Farms, […]Read More Wendell Pierce Opens Grocery Stores in NOLA Food Deserts
Taylor Swift is not happy with recent comments/jokes made about her during awards season. In the April 2013 issue of Vanity Fair, cover girl Swift talks about how annoyed she is with persistent media coverage of her alleged dating life. She tells VF‘s contributing editor Nancy Jo Sales: “If you want some big revelation, since […]Read More Taylor Swift the Feminist: Too Little, Too Late?
Many people are calling Seth MacFarlane’s take as the host of the Academy Awards satirical–they could be considered right, that perhaps MacFarlane’s take on satire falls under the Juvenalian umbrella. It makes sense–why do we have a four hour (sometimes more) televised ceremony honoring celebrities as if they cured cancer or rescued a small, […]Read More Seth MacFarlane: What is Satire, and What is Stupid?