Contemporary Bollywood Cinema: Female Dominance in the Film “Kahaani”

*RUST RATING: 💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻 (4/4) Dominate Females The 2012 film Kahaani (“Story”), written and directed by Sujoy Ghosh, stars Vidya Balan as Vidya Bagchi, a pregnant woman who must assert her dominance as a female in the male-dominated Indian society of Kolkata in order to find her missing husband during the Festival of Durga Puja. The Festival…

Classic Film Review: Double Indemnity

*RUST RATING: 💑 💑 💑 💑  (4/4) Scheming Lovers Double Indemnity: Double the Crimes, Double the Criminals…Double the Fun Based on the novella by James M. Cain, director Billy Wilder’s 1944 film Double Indemnity involves insurance salesman Walter Neff who is seduced by wealthy housewife Phyllis Dietrichson to help kill her husband for the insurance money. The term…

DIY: Paint Your Concrete Floors

What You’ll Need: 1 to 2 Gallons of Paint (eggshell or satin finish work best) Pair of Flip Flops or Old Sneakers Prep Time: No more than 10 minutes Application Time: 30 to 60 minutes depending on size of area Drying Time: Safe to touch: 30 minutes Full dry: 24 hours After a heavy rain storm…

The Top 5 Most Useful Job Search Websites

Searching and applying for jobs takes time and commitment.  Thankfully the internet is here to help you get the most out of your job hunt.  Here are the top 5 most useful websites to help you land that dream job! 1.  Your State Department of Labor Website Each state has their own department of labor…

Hannah Lloyd Neall’s Short Story “Placer”

  “Placer”: a Place to Critique Christian Middle-Class Morality In Hannah Lloyd Neall’s short story “Placer”, an Indian baby is placed in the care of a middle-class Christian couple, the Hamilton’s, when John Hamilton recuses the infant from impending death. Upon bringing it home, John leaves it to Esther Hamilton to care for. Through the…

Louisa May Alcott’s “Behind a Mask”

Behind a Mask, by Louisa May Alcott, involves the thirty year old aging actress Jean Muir who’s quest to become a member of high society leads her to the wealthy Coventry family under the guise of being a nineteen year old Scottish governess needed for young Bella Coventry. In order to reach her end goal of marrying into…

5 Must See True Crime Documentaries

If you’re just starting to get into the True Crime genre or have been a long time fan, there are five MUST SEE documentaries that will have glued to your sofa.  All are available streaming online. 1. The Paradise Lost Trilogy   2. The Staircase 3. The Jinx 4. The Imposter 5. Making a Murderer…

Power Shake Recipe!

  ¾ cup of unsweetened 40 calorie coconut almond milk 2T PB2 powder 1 scoop of chocolate aria protein powder 1 frozen banana 2-3 ice cubes (optional) *I make this shake for breakfast every day.  It’s my reward for getting up and working out. It’s important to reward yourself – it’s the seemingly small goals…