Tag archive for "Sharon Knolle"

Self Help

Behind the Music: 9 Great Rock Bios That Turn It up to 11

No Comments 04 December 2014

If you missed out on the early days of punk, the heyday of ’70s rock or the fabled ’80s Manchester music scene, you can relive those heady times thanks to new bios by legendary musicians who were at the heart of it all. Flash back to the ’80s with new memoirs from Billy Idol, Morrissey, […]

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11 Great Book-Obsessed Films

No Comments 01 December 2014

Books are practically characters in some of our favorite films: A controversial book helps Reese Witherspoon change her life path in Pleasantville, while a little girl finds her real family in Matilda, and, of course, a Robert Frost poem helped Ponyboy "Stay gold" in The Outsiders. Here are some of our favorite film characters as obsessed with books as we are.

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Holidays

Our Favorite Literary Witches

2 Comments 31 October 2014

Many of us grew up with Little Women, but just as many of us were raised with Little Witch, Dorrie the witch with striped stockings, and the magical stories of Ruth Chew, such as Wednesday Witch, who rides a vacuum cleaner instead of a broom. Whether you prefer your witches sweet, sassy, young, old, wise or wicked, here are some of our favorite magic makers for the very youngest readers on up.

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Holidays

Horror Directors with a Poison Pen: 5 Ghastly Reads

No Comments 29 October 2014

When someone who's known for their haunting horror films turns to novel-writing, the results are often just as disturbing, visceral, and unforgettable. In his first novel Consumed, David Cronenberg, who's written and directed such classics of the genre as Scanners, Dead Ringers, and They Came From Within, spins a mesmerizing tale of murder, obsession, and dark conspiracy, all informed by the knowledge that the human body can be the scariest thing of all

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Parenting

12 Great Films Based on Beloved Children’s Books

No Comments 01 October 2014

Children's books have made for some of our very favorite films, including The Wizard of Oz, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and The Jungle Book.

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Self Help

Steamy Beach Reads: 6 Terrific Celebrity Tell-alls

No Comments 26 August 2014

What's better for a beach read than a scandalous, name-dropping Hollywood memoir? If you love reading about the private lives of famous people, you'll savor these dishy autobiographies from stars past and present. (And you might just need an ice-cold drink after some of these tell-alls.)

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Holidays

Deliver Us from Evil movie Eric Bana

Hot Summer Movies Based on Great Books

1 Comment 03 July 2014

Several movies hitting theaters this summer are based on terrific books, including spy thrillers, YA bestsellers, and biographies. Get a head start on the theater crowd with this intriguing, vacation-ready reading list.

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Relationships

10 of Our Favorite Romantic Movies

No Comments 10 February 2014

Psychologists just concluded that watching romantic movies with your spouse lowers your chances of getting a divorce, so this list of movies that celebrates romance is not just for Valentine's Day. Whether these will help save your marriage, we can't say, but if you're a fan of Cary Grant, Jane Austen, teen angst or kickboxing (the sport of the future), these are just what the doctor ordered.

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Holidays

The Best Celeb New Year’s Resolutions

No Comments 08 January 2014

It's a new year and time for a new start on your resolutions to get in shape, eat better, slow down and, as at least one celeb tweeted, read more books! (A resolution we can definitely get behind.) While most stars were sharing the usual goals of fitness or learning a new skill, count on Kanye West to promise not to rant... for at least six months.

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Brandi Glanville of Real Housewives of Orange County and author of Drinking and Tweeting

Is The Real Housewives Curse Real?

No Comments 11 April 2013

Is there a Real Housewives curse? Given how many of the women have gotten divorced—including Camille Grammer and Adrienne Maloof—since joining the franchise—there just might be.

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Read 2013 Oscar nominated books turned movie adaptations like Team of Rivals and Silver Linings Playbook

Red Carpet Reads: The Best Oscar-Worthy Books

No Comments 22 February 2013

By Sharon Knolle Movie awards season doesn't just mean great films, it also means great reads. This year's list includes an enduring French classic, a fantasy novel and an article in Wired. Even Ernest Hemingway made a cameo, of sorts: In The Silver Linings Playbook, the main character Pat (Bradley Cooper) takes such an intense dislike to A Farewell to Arms, he tosses it out the window.

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The Stars’ Favorite Holiday Traditions

No Comments 21 December 2012

By Sharon Knolle Chef Carla Hall has a lot of favorite Christmas recipes, but she recently told The Chew that her favorite holiday memory is the crafting kits, like beaded bags, her mother put under the tree. "I'm a crafter. I loved getting the crafts," she noted, along with showing pictures of she and her sister in matching striped outfits on Christmas morning. "We're not twins, but we're 17 months apart. Irish twins."

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Make It Work: Tim Gunn’s 12 Fashion Do’s and Don’ts

3 Comments 28 November 2012

By Sharon Knolle In Tim Gunn's Fashion Bible, the ever-stylish Project Runway fashion guru declares "Thou shalt look fabulous." His informative book, co-written with Ada Calhoun, provides a history of clothing through the ages—did you know jeans originated in Italy?—and suggests which clothes look best on you. He doesn't just preach fashion do's and don'ts, although Gunn isn't shy about sharing which clothing trends he can't stand.

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