Strange Horizons, and Hour of the Wolf!
Yesterday I had some good news in my inbox – I was voted Best Columnist in this year’s Strange Horizons Readers’ Poll! My columns keep excellent company there, so I was suitably flabbergasted, but am seriously grateful. Somehow it’s always daunting to deconstruct things you love, and I’m thrilled that those who have read along seem to have enjoyed it, too.…
Red Carpet Rundown: the 2012 Oscars
Red Carpet Rundown: the 2012 OscarsHere we are, at the close of the awards season, in which stylists, designers, managers, PR assistants, and actors perform a complicated series of communiques about style and photography and interior trussing, like the intricate dancing of bees, and as mysterious and inexplicable to those of us who can only look at the end result and marvel that, because of mixed metaphors, some of our finest actors have pollinated this season’s crops.…
Nebula news, and a short story!
Last week, I got the call that Mechanique was nominated for a Nebula(!). I am still processing that, but I am honored to be on a ballot alongside such amazing writers, and have been beyond thrilled at the congratulations I’ve received. It means more than I can say. (I’ll interpretive-dance it for you sometime if you want; ask me when you see me!) And in the rest of today’s news, I have a story in Lightspeed!…
A “Fun” “Fact” about This Means War!
In a desperate bid to trick people into seeing surefire shitfest This Means War (renamed overseas as No Homo: the Motion Picture), the studio publicists are flinging fluff at news outlets to see what sticks. In Yahoo’s case, this means five “fun” “film” “facts” about the movie that make you not only want to see the movie, but maybe also never watch a movie again (spoiler: Chris Pine’s parents were on an episode of CHiPS!…
Red Carpet Rundown: the BAFTAs
Red Carpet Rundown: the BAFTAsLast night, the BAFTAs happened! Really, all that means is that this happened: In which Meryl Streep takes the stage, loses a shoe, has Colin Firth retrieve it and slip it back on, lays one on him, and then starts her speech with, “Well, that couldn’t have gone worse,” as if that wasn’t the most amusing part of the ceremony for pretty much everyone.…
Magick4Terri: “Aabra Ka Daabra”
Magick4Terri: "Aabra Ka Daabra"So, as part of the Magick 4 Terri auction, I agreed to watch and write up the movie of the winner’s choice, no matter what they threw at me! Turns out, telophase had a doozy. Aabra Ka Daabra is a Bollywood children’s movie not at all reminiscent of Harry Potter or Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or anything, OKAY, so STOP ASKING.…