If you grew up in another era, you’d be well aware of the “canceled” folks of yore. Hester Prynne. Galileo. Heck, even Caesar was ultimately cancelled by his once-close friend. For more recent discussion topics, just look no further than the hysteria of the McCarthy era when being labeled a communist would have given you a mark that would impress even the likes of Ms. Prynne.
Et Tu, Brute?
You’re in your sweats and haven’t hit the shower yet.
Makeup? Not this morning.
And yet, there it is — ringing constantly. Your iPhone. FaceTime. Your presence is requested.
Back in the day, it was the unexpected drop-in that was unwelcome and feared. In today’s digital world, it’s the unsolicited video call.
Choose your poison: FaceTime, Zoom, Skype — they’re all the same. These virtual intrusions into the most intimate of spaces — our homes — are now the norm, not the exception. …
For most of my life, I used to look sideways at the casualness of over-the-counter drug use by society. You know: pop a couple of Tylenols here; a few Advils for a headache there. Popping pills was par for the course for most people in modern times and continues to be to this day. We hear daily about people’s various ailments; the more mundane, the more common the experience. And why wouldn’t drug makers get on the bandwagon? We know acetaminophen by its more commonly-used name: Tylenol, and ibuprofen by the more easily stated Advil. …
That’s what my son said one day as we were driving home from the grocery store. It was a mundane afternoon, filled with mundane chores, nothing out of the ordinary. But it had clearly been on his mind, bothering him, this thing that plagued his mother.
You see, I had been dealing with a particularly bad flare leading up to this seemingly innocuous comment. The weeks prior were filled with the usual unexpected and inconsistent signs of an autoimmune illness.
Extreme fatigue. Joint aches and pains. Soreness all over. Blistering headaches. Mental fogginess. The list went on and on. And…
Will that be brown then, or blue?” Dr. Osaka wanted to be sure he had it straight. After all, his patient, Sybil, had been vacillating between the two.
“I’ve decided on brown. ‘Brown-Eyed Girl,’ it’s a classic, you know? My mother was an aficionado of historical music from the late 20th century. It was the area of study that formed her doctoral thesis. I grew up listening to that tune which she played all the time when I was a kid.”
“Great! And the hair colour?”
Sybil paused for a moment and thought about the various choices. She’d always loved…
A Nashville-area small business owner has figured out a way to deal with customers who won’t take “no” for an answer. Jandra Sutton, whose TikTok video on the subject has amassed more than 1.6 million views, has brought to light a common scenario that happens to working women across sectors.
Referring difficult customers to her workplace assistant by the name of “Matt.” The problem is, “Matt” doesn’t exist. A figment of Sutton’s creative imagination (she is CEO of a successful content creation agency, after all), this imaginary office worker seems to do the trick. …
Despite his considerable popularity as the breakout star in the Netflix series Bridgerton, Regé-Jean Page, who plays Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings on the show, is the subject of a shocking allegation.
The Los Angeles Times has reported that DC Entertainment and specifically, then DC chief creative officer Geoffrey Johns allegedly stated that Superman’s grandfather could not be Black.
The alleged slight of the British actor who has won the admiration and interest of fans around the world indicates that despite fame and fortune, unfair treatment due to discrimination exists.
Apparently, the decision to choose another actor for the role…
In a recent interview published in The Sunday Times, Kate Winslet revealed that she personally knows at least four well-known gay actors who remain in the closet.
“I cannot tell you the number of young actors I know — some well known, some starting out — who are terrified their sexuality will be revealed and that it will stand in the way of their being cast in straight roles,” she said. “Now that’s f***ed up.”
Winslet, best known for her leading role in the blockbuster film “The Titanic,” is clearly frustrated with the Hollywood unwritten rule that dictates that gay…