Bantu Knots, The Hundred-Foot Journey, and the Weekend

Happy November, ya'll. This weekend, I decided to put in some Bantu knots for her in an effort to change up the usual two-strand twist and/or fro look that she likes to sport. This isn't the first time I wore Bantus, but I changed things up a bit. Typically, I Bantu on dry, stretched hair; i.e., an [...]

your October gift. (Blogtober #29)

You're welcome. Wait. Before I go, can we talk about this scene? Can we talk about all the breathing, and the rain, and Mr. Darcy's ardent love, and Elizabeth's obvious attraction to him despite her repulsion at his tearing apart Bingley and Jane, and the rain, and the standing so close to each other, [...]

Mr. Pitt.

Not this Mr. Pitt.                                   This one. I'll refrain from typing too many adjectives about him or going too far with this. Just know that I fell in love with him when I was 15. It was during this scene [...]

Belle (Movie Review #1)

Saw the wonderful, thought-provoking film Belle last night. I'm a sucker for a historical film, and this was based on the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, a biracial woman who was noted for being brought up as a free woman, especially at a time when the British slave trade was a significant part of that economy. [...]


I've been faithfully and giddily watching the Oscars since I was fifteen years old. Through a million dresses, intriguing speeches and weird hosts (Anne Hathaway and James Franco?), you'll find me right in front of the television and in for the 4-hour long haul every year. (Really, with a genetic love for old-time Hollywood--I think [...]


Really sad, the loss of Philip Seymour Hoffman. If you read the tributes about him, the theme is clear: his talent was incredible. There are two films in which PSH did nothing short of take my breath away: Doubt, and--believe it or not, his performance was chilling and compelling--Mission Impossible: 3. Watch them if you [...]