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Product Crush: Boden's Lana dress
January 2, 2014 – 12:44 PM | 17 Comments
Product Crush: Boden's Lana dress

Do you have a crazy long waist, and like the optical illusion of a higher and smaller one?

Your N Cracker AA Champion Is…
December 19, 2013 – 8:30 AM | 12 Comments
Your N Cracker AA Champion Is…

Update, 19 December 2013: Wheat have a winner.

To The Wonder: Malick Pixie Dream Girls
December 17, 2013 – 10:00 AM | 4 Comments
<em>To The Wonder</em>: Malick Pixie Dream Girls

Terrence Malick's storytelling style is so valuable; it creates so many opportunities and points of view. It opens things up. But it opens itself up to parody so easily, and it's difficult for any other …

Nebraska: Dreams from his father
December 16, 2013 – 9:15 AM | One Comment
<em>Nebraska</em>: Dreams from his father

Woody Grant (Bruce Dern), a disheveled and mulishly taciturn alcoholic, is determined to get from Billings, MT to Lincoln, NE to collect the magazine sweepstakes he's sure he's won.

Prisoners: What else is missing
November 30, 2013 – 8:38 AM | 3 Comments
<em>Prisoners</em>: What else is missing

Movies' understanding of "working class" or "poor" interiors doesn't work; it's distracting. I'm talking about the physical design of the homes, the tables and couches. The implication is that the character or family in question …

N Cracker AA Semifinal Round 3: Vote!
November 21, 2013 – 11:00 AM | 10 Comments
N Cracker AA Semifinal Round 3: Vote!

Augh! I love Breton; I love Town House; I just had Club Crackers with my red-pepper soup at lunch!

N Cracker AA Semifinal Round 2: Vote!
November 14, 2013 – 10:00 AM | 6 Comments
N Cracker AA Semifinal Round 2: Vote!

Wait, I was wrong, Cheez-Its and Goldfish aficionados — those aren't the indistinguishable two, it's Cheez-Its and Cheese Nips that are carbon cracker copies of one another.

N Cracker AA Semifinal Round 1: Vote!
November 12, 2013 – 11:27 AM | 11 Comments
N Cracker AA Semifinal Round 1: Vote!

Ohhhhh God. I just…where do I…why? God. This is impossible! And this isn't even the hardest one!

N Cracker AA Round 1 Flight 5: Vote!
October 29, 2013 – 9:15 AM | 7 Comments
N Cracker AA Round 1 Flight 5: Vote!

…Oh my. I just absolutely have no idea what's going to become of Flight 5, because I just absolutely have no idea what I might vote for my own self.

N Cracker AA Round 1 Flight 4: Vote!
October 25, 2013 – 9:32 AM | 15 Comments
N Cracker AA Round 1 Flight 4: Vote!

The fourth flight distinguishes itself with me primarily via all the crackers in it that I hate.