The Taste Maven officially has begun the Spring and Summer 2016 fashion season! And the first decision made by this esteemed publication is to award the prestigious Taste Maven Stamp of Disapproval to Chanel’s Couture Spring/Summer line. Why, Maven, have you decided to give this award to this one designer when there are so. many. […]

I have many questions from the second episode of The 100’s Season 3. But I don’t feel like asking any of them except: Is Roan the new Bellamy? Now, at first glance, the obvious answer is “No, lady. You are on drugs. Bellamy is a beautiful snowflake and can never be replicated in all of […]

Let’s begin this post with a big ol’ woppin’ SPOILER ALERT!!!!!!! This past spring I was introduced by my biffle to the CW’s sci-fi teen drama “The 100”, based loosely on some young adults novels written by Kass Morgan. As someone who is neither very interested in young adult dystopian novels nor current teen dramas […]

Velkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome! Let me start off by apologizing for not posting anything since November. Oops. My only excuse is that not only was I very busy dealing with the holidays (buying presents, working in retail in order to pay for said presents, traveling to see family and friends, eating more than any human should […]

Like all of the other millennials who have continued to watch “The Daily Show” after the departure of Jon Stewart, I was introduced a couple of nights ago to the artist Christine and the Queens. Christine and the Queens is actually just one person, 27-year-old French performer Heloise Letissier, a self-identified pansexual and “half lady”. […]

I’m not going to say much about this collection, because I’m pretty sure most people have already heard of Valentino, even if you live in a pineapple under the sea. Obviously, none of these dresses are things I could ever wear in my real life, so instead I like to imagine myself as the queen […]

As the former director of a monthly first editions fiction bookclub and a current reader on the selection committee for one, I have been asked more than once just what literary fiction actually is. The stock answer that I generally give people is that it is character-driven fiction as opposed to fiction primarily driven by […]

A few weekends ago, I went to see Guillermo De Toro’s newest film “Crimson Peak” after some lengthy deliberation. I am one of the world’s biggest scaredy cats, so seeing a scary movie even in the safety and comfort of my home where I can mute the sound and turn on all the lights is […]

I will be the first person to admit that the world of high fashion is often nothing more than a group of self-congratulating, out-of-touch egomaniacs. It takes a special kind of insanity to imagine that any piece of clothing, no matter material, quality and/or ingenuity of design, warrants the kind of prices that are so […]

A Little Context

For those of you who don’t know me I want to give you a little intro to where I currently am in my life, because what’s the point of the internet if you can’t use it as your own personal shrink who can’t talk back and tell you to stop fixating or trying to steal […]