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Review: Disney’s The Finest Hours

Today, The Finest Hours opens in theaters. Based on the true story of a Coast Guard rescue, the film stars Chris Pine, Casey Affleck and Eric Bana. Chris Pine plays Bernie Webber, a Coast Guard captain who does everything by regulations. His faith in his duty is tested when his CO (played by a very

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OscarsSoWhite – The Clif Notes Version

Since the nominations for this year’s Academy Awards were released, the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite has been going around. It’s prompted calls for boycotts from Jada Pinkett-Smith, and many A-Listers have been weighing in with their own opinions. And I’ve had a lot of IRL conversations with people who really don’t seem to know what the issue

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Whitney Watches: Teen Wolf 5.11 “The Last Chimera”

Well guys, we’re back in Beacon Hills – for better or for worse. This episode picked up exactly where things left off- with the fall out from the night of the Supermoon. As I mentioned in the recap I posted earlier this week, a lot happened in the finale. Theo’s evilness was revealed, Scott died

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Whitney Watches: Previously on Teen Wolf Season 5A

Alright, MTV’s Teen Wolf returns tonight, and I thought I’d do a quick recap of what happened. So… Previously on Teen Wolf. Last season, the Pack was concerned with the future – most of them are starting their senior year, so they have college and life after Beacon Hills High School on their minds. Derek

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And then… CRASH! (Or, my very messy Sunday morning)

Sunday was set to be a pretty laid back day. TheBoy was planning on making puerco pibil (link goes a YouTube video of an extra feature on the Once Upon a Time in Mexico DVD. Really), so I didn’t have to worry about dinner (or cleaning the kitchen). But he couldn’t find spices. He sent

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George Lucas still can’t let Star Wars go. (Creator woes)

When it was announced that Disney was buying Lucasfilm (and the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises), I wondered how Lucas was going to handle it. This is, after all, the man who was so incapable of letting go of his creations that he continued to tweak them with every re-release. George Lucas gave an

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Gifts for the Tech Lover / Con Goer

In Part 2 of Whitney’s first year doing gift guides, I thought I’d lay out some of my favorite gadgets for tech on the go. I might not be a tech guru (I prefer the term aficionado), but I do carry my phone with me at all times, and find myself needing to keep my

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Gifts for the Athletic Person in your life

I’m going to try to give you some interesting gifts for this Christmas, even if one of them is a Kickstarter. Things you might not find on every holiday gift guide. (But considering it’s the second Kickstarter for this brand, and they were the #1 selling dress on Kickstarter…. it’s a lock) The Undress v2

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Blindsided by grief. Thanks Facebook.

I’ve written a lot about grief- dealing with the sudden death of my best friend Jerad. (Technically, he was my Rejershnivit – we made up a word because it was impossible to pin down what we were to each other. Platonic soulmates is close) I have a habit in the morning. A routine, to be

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