One of the most interesting things that happened at the Sundance Film Festival (at least in my opinion) was the Serious Women panel where New Yorker TV critic Emily Nussbaum spoke to comedic heavyweights Mindy Kaling, Lena Dunham, Jenji Kohan and Kristen Wiig about writing, sexism in the industry among other things.
You don’t have to look far to find the criticism against female heroines such as Bella Swan or Anastasia Steele, and I find myself agreeing with a lot of the arguments. Even though books and films such as Twilight and 50 Shades of Grey are entertaining to the masses, they are still influencing young women that indulge in them.
Nelson Mandela is immortal. Not in the sparkly sense, or in the glitzy stories in Hollywood but he lives in each of the lives that he has touched.
I don’t think there was another person who played such a big role in the lives of all six of us than Uncle Melvyn. When we had moments of happiness, sadness, pain, he was always the first person we turned to and it hurts so much for us right now that such a large part of our hearts and our family is no longer with us.