I dreaded the day I’d have to type these words: Dame Olivia Newton-John has passed away after her third bout with cancer. Newton-John was my first – and most enduring – pop music idol. She was my Taylor Swift, my Lady Gaga, my Lana Del Rey. I knew the lyrics to every song, often singingContinue reading “ONJ Forever”
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Quick Hits: August 14-15
*** SPOILER ALERT: This post contains spoilery info about Netflix’s The Gray Man and Showtime’s Yellowjackets *** *** CONTENT WARNING: This post contains references to death, murder, and suicide *** Anne Heche has died from injuries she sustained on August 5 when she crashed her vehicle into a house, resulting in a fire that leftContinue reading “Quick Hits: August 14-15”
Pop Quiz Answers
I had so much fun putting this quiz together! I hope y’all enjoyed it too. Aged Actor, Leading Man, Doorman, Autograph Seeker, Stage Manager (1950) – ALL ABOUT EVE Miss Lonelyhearts, Miss Torso, Man on Fire Escape, Miss Hearing Aid (1954) – REAR WINDOW Car Driver, Assassin in Bedroom, Submarine Captain (1967) – YOU ONLYContinue reading “Pop Quiz Answers”
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Happy Birthday, Michigan!
This post was originally published in 2022 and has been edited for content and clarity. My beloved home state is celebrating its 186th birthday today, and to mark the occasion, here are a few of my favorite Michigan-born artists and Michigan-set media. Any number of Michigan-born musicians could have topped this list; Motown Records isContinue reading “Happy Birthday, Michigan!”
My Favorite (Pop Culture) Moms
If Mother’s Day is difficult for you due to a loss, an estrangement, infertility or any other reason – I see you, and I’m sorry. Earlier this week, I talked about my own unsuccessful quest to have a baby (https://peanut-butter-and-julie.com/2021/05/05/the-baroness-of-barrenness/). Mother’s Day is really hard for me, not because I don’t want to celebrate theContinue reading “My Favorite (Pop Culture) Moms”