Binge and Repeat: Seeking shelter from The Rain

It’s always fun to watch something and then develop a wildly irrational distrust because of it. Remember when This Is Us fans started to chuck their Crock-Pots after a particularly devastating episode aired? Anyways, after watching Netflix’s Danish series The Rain, I was a bit hesitant to about splashing in puddles with my dog (given that I live in a … read more

Food: Summer sips

Despite the recent deluge that’s been keeping the sun at bay, summer’s not over yet. Since it’s 5 o’clock somewhere, I decided to have a little fun with my blender. Whether you’re mixing drinks for a party or just having a relaxing night with friends (let’s be real, who wants to deal with the mad dash to the bar and … read more

Binge and Repeat: Handmaids and the resistance

With the second season of The Handmaid’s Tale audiences were ruthlessly pulled back into the cloying horror of Gilead. After last season’s finale ended with the Handmaids proudly defying the Aunts, the first episode revealed how gruesome the punishments in this dystopian society can be. For those viewers who haven’t watched the first season yet, I sincerely suggest getting a … read more

Binge and Repeat: Secrets behind the gates

Gated communities are created to feel safer; high walls and security are in place to prevent nefarious people from causing mischief. However, not all danger comes from the outside. Sometimes, more often than people are willing to admit, it comes from within a community. Netflix’s series Safe takes place in a private community in England, where the residents are suddenly … read more

Food: Caught up with cauliflower

So it seems cauliflower is still the go-to veggie of choice for those of us trying (in my case, pretending) to be healthier. In a previous column I talked a bit about how it’s become trendy to leave carbs in the gutter (farewell my beloved bread) in favor of replacing grains with cauliflower. Not surprisingly, it’s still trendy (so much … read more

Binge and Repeat: Kick back with GLOW

The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling have returned for a second season to provide viewers with enough ’80s nostalgia to encourage some to dig out their old leg warmers and hop around to an old Jane Fonda workout tape. Netflix’s GLOW, a series about a group of women trying to make a hit TV show about women’s wrestling, used their second … read more

Binge and Repeat: Harlem’s hero returns

Luke Cage has returned to our screens with more grit than audiences saw in the first season. The hero of Harlem returns for season two with more rage and fewer friends as he pushes away his loved ones. The new season of Luke Cage picks up where Luke’s (Mike Colter) story was left off from the Defenders (this whole crossover … read more

Food: Feeling cheesy

Now that it finally feels like summer (given that we’re cranking up the AC to arctic levels), my desire to prepare any sort of dish has dropped exponentially. I just want to lie in the sun and hang out with my dog while drowning myself in SPF. Of course, I have to be a person and feed myself eventually and … read more

Test Drive: 2018 Elantra is surprisingly spacious

Visiting the rental-car world recently, we learned what “basic” means in today’s parlance. “Basic” used to mean a heater, three-on-the-tree transmission, manual brakes and steering, maybe an AM radio. Of course, our rental car was a Hyundai Elantra, so “basic” included several features that were luxuries not so very long ago. Our gray Elantra SE, fresh off the lot with … read more

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