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The Very First Academy Awards

The Very First Academy Awards

There is a reason that the awards season culminates in the Academy Awards. It is definitely the biggest and best of them all the awards ceremonies. These days the ceremony takes months of organization, hundreds of the movie elite in attendance (and thousands more who would give their right arm for a ticket), has just...
Grace Kelly, the Movie Star

Grace Kelly, the Movie Star

Grace Kelly is well remembered for her timeless style, elegance, and grace, but before she was a style icon, and well before she was a princess, you may remember that Grace Kelly was a talented young actress at the beginning of a burgeoning career in movies and in Hollywood. You may love “Grace the Style...
Books Turned to Movie Magic

Books Turned to Movie Magic

Turning a book into a movie is a well-known trick used by Hollywood, although it can be a bit of a risky move. Young Adult novels are always popular to make over into films – and there are a lot more of them out there than you might think! Here are three of my favorite...
A Quick Guide to Fred and Ginger

A Quick Guide to Fred and Ginger

“He gave her class and she gave him sex.” So Katharine Hepburn once said of the dynamic dancing duo, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. But surely there is more to the most famous dancing partnerships ever to dazzle the silver screen? With holidays ahead there is no better time to get to know what their...

Votes for Women: A Brief Guide

We’ve come a long way, ladies! Not too long ago, women in Saudi Arabia were given the right to vote and run in future local elections for the first time. This decision comes 118 years after New Zealand became the first country to grant women suffrage (meaning the right to vote in political elections). For...

Reasons to Watch Star Wars – With or Without Your Boyfriend

Add caption Star Wars has always had a rep as a movie for the boys, but I’ve always loved, and enjoyed it. As I grew up, I realized I was far from the only girl to be captivated by a story happening a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. And yet, there...

Arranged Marriage – A Modern Take

What if someone picked your husband? This is the story of a young woman. She is 20. She has almost finished studying psychology in college and next year she hopes to continue in honors. She has her own car, a slightly unhealthy obsession with Glee and Grey’s Anatomy and a love of chocolate. She loves...

Healthy Hints My Grandma Taught Me

No wonder Pooh is so healthy. Winter means the onslaught of coughs and colds, and for me (especially when I was a kid) this always meant taking a day of school to recover in the comfort of my grandmother’s lounge room. My grandmothers have taught me many things, but their skills in combating the common...

Beating the Procrastination Monster!

I should probably get to work… Procrastination is a disease we all have and will suffer from at some point in our lives. It leaves many of us with a sense of hopelessness, despair, and an intense feeling of guilt as we refresh our Facebook pages for the hundredth time while the cursor on a...

The Art of the Birthday Speech

Speech! Speech! I’m getting to that time in life when all of my friends are turning 21. This has generally involved a party every weekend, a lot of dancing (Grease Megamix, anyone?), a lot of outfit coordination, a lot of fun and a lot of speeches. A LOT OF SPEECHES. The creation of a perfect...

So, You Want to Learn a Language?

So many languages to choose from! Speaking another language has long been a skill that impresses and fascinates people – and scares them completely. Learning another language requires discipline, commitment and patience. So, as busy college girls with too many things to do and not enough hours in the day to do them, why exactly...

It’s All in the Name…

Who’s behind all of those words? Pen names, Nom de Plumes, or Pseudonyms. They all basically mean the same thing–writing under a name that is not your own! For centuries writers and authors (and no doubt a few playwrights and poets too) have hidden their real names from public view for a multitude of different...