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REVIEW: Hidden Figures (no spoilers)

Yesterday, I went to see Hidden Figures with one of my best friends. We had lunch, talked about writing (dear God, did I ramble and dominate the conversation – what the hell) and then we saw the movie. This review contains no spoilers beyond what you might have seen in commercials. Hidden Figures is a

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The Galaxy is dimmer tonight.

I’d sort of prepared myself for losing Carrie Fisher, after the news broke about her heart attack. But it still didn’t lessen the shock or the sadness when I learned of her death today. It’s easy to say that someone’s just an actor. Just an artist. And I’ve seen plenty of nay-sayers quick to criticize

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Review: MOANA

This last weekend, I was fortunate enough to get to see Disney’s latest animated movie Moana – which is out in theaters today! I wish I could have had this review up earlier – but my basic reaction to the movie was !!!!! And I’m not sure that an entire post of !!!! would have

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The Trump Administration and criticism.

In case you missed it, VP-elect Mike Pence went to Hamilton in New York on Friday night. And was booed by theater goers, hardly surprising since the show attracts a lot of the LGBT community, POC, and allies who champion them. At the end of the show, the cast gave a statement about tolerance and

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What’s with the political posts?

I’ve been writing a lot about politics, which might seem like I’ve come a far way from where I started – blogging about my family. But it’s what’s weighing on my mind, largely in part due to the conversations I’ve had with my children. Do I really want this to be the world my children

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Shaking things up.

Anyone who’s known me for any period of time knows that I have a soft spot for the Galactic Empire. Sure they’re the bad guys, sure they lose in the end (as they should) – but I always had fun pretending. Sneering, etc. And the Imperial March is kick-ass. No more. It’s fun to be

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The Day After.

I’m sitting here, angry and frustrated. Heartbroken. I watched so many people on my Facebook feed talk about how they were going to vote for a third party… whether it was out of principle or protest. Because they “just couldn’t vote for either candidate.” You’d have to be delusional not to understand that while we

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State of the Whitney

I am a busy person. I lost track of this fall and found myself trying to get my Rey costume together last minute…. and no. I’m going to save that costume for Wondercon. She deserves my full effort. The good thing is that I have everything I need to make the costume, but the time.

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Down w/ Locker Room Banter.

This post is shamelessly inspired by TW’s post on FB about something her daughter said, but it’s been on my mind since last week. It’s easy to say that what Donald Trump said in that Access Hollywood tape was vile – especially when he claims it’s locker room banter. But the issue is that the

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The Vlog is BACK!

Well, after a long gap in vlogging (I really was having a hard time getting over the cancellation of Agent Carter) – the Vlog is back! I’m doing another #WhitneyWatches video, but this time I’m taking on my biggest challenge yet – Season Two of Supergirl! This video’s mostly about the new additions and what

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