Hilary Duff’s Body Image Journey Gives Me Hope for Hollywood

When watching TV and film, reading magazines, or choosing toys — most of the time — little girls love to see someone who looks like them. It’s the reason that, growing up, Mulan was a friend’s favorite Disney princess. (“Who else was there who looked like me?”) It’s the reason another friend makes sure to … More Hilary Duff’s Body Image Journey Gives Me Hope for Hollywood

Day Off in Seattle — Sushi, Books, and ALL of the Coffee

For one of my final days of vacation, I decided to spend the day exploring my city. Here’s what happened when I wandered around Seattle in the middle of a workday. 11:21am: La Marzocco Cafe I mostly know about La Marzocco, the cafe attached to KEXP radio in Lower Queen Anne, because of an influencer … More Day Off in Seattle — Sushi, Books, and ALL of the Coffee

15 Tweets About Food — and the Weird Things I Eat

I love writing on And Then There’s Beth, but sometimes sitting down and composing full paragraphs just takes too much freaking time. Luckily, there’s Twitter. I tweet about a lot of things — from faith to racism/privilege to pop culture. Here are 15 tweets about food, but just to warn you: my favorite things are … More 15 Tweets About Food — and the Weird Things I Eat

Wonder Woman: Patty Jenkins’ Stereotype-stomping Superhero Film

Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman is this summer’s smash-hit movie. Not only is it the largest opening for a female director, but it’s quite likely to be the highest-grossing movie of the season. Before Jenkins, Hollywood had never produced a truly successful female superhero movie — and the Wonder Woman story, in particular, has proven particularly difficult to … More Wonder Woman: Patty Jenkins’ Stereotype-stomping Superhero Film

Race on CW’s Riverdale: What’s Different from the Archie Comics?

Over the past few years, TV has become more diverse. Not shockingly so: most lead characters on primetime shows are still white. But there’s no doubt that the number of black (or Asian) friends and supporting characters is increasing. It’s a small step, but still progress. And a larger number of shows, like Scandal and … More Race on CW’s Riverdale: What’s Different from the Archie Comics?