the hunger games

It’s Back! Game of Thrones this Sunday

It’s been sneaking up on us for the past couple of weeks now, and with our excitement of the Hunger Games we were too busy worrying about the odds being in our favor to consider who will be back to play the Game of Thrones. If you haven’t seen the first season, you better start(…)

The Hunger Games is Finally Here!

Happy Reaping Day, my friends! As THE HUNGER GAMES is finally upon us, I thought I would share my Hunger Games-inspired, pseudo- girl-on-fire-ish, faintly zebra-print manicure to remind you that the movie opens TONIGHT and has an 87% rating on the tomatometer! So get thee to a theater, and get ready to watch Katniss rip(…)

Taylor Swift and The Civil Wars’ Safe and Sound: The Hunger Games Is Totally Going To Make Me Cry, Isn’t It?

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzhAS_GnJIc&feature=fvsr Taylor Swift’s song Safe and Sound for The Hunger Games soundtrack has been released and I have to say, I kind of love it!  Dare I say that this pairing of The Civil Wars (my new fave band) and Taylor really speaks to a growing maturity in Swift’s music?  Because I really feel like(…)

The Hunger Games Trailer Officially Explodes Our Brains

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4S9a5V9ODuY Oh my Panem you guys, can you believe this?  This trailer is really encouraging.  The posters were great, but I was concerned with how clean and perfect everyone looked…the Hunger Games are gritty, not a place for glamour shots!  But this trailer is just wow.  I immediately started tearing up when Katniss volunteers herself(…)

Computer Love: Our Favorite Links of the Week

Look Scouting locations for the next PA corporate retreat (not real): 10 Best Beach Cities PAs Thea and Nina are there for real! We are jealous. A vicarious trek through Iceland So, apparently Warhol used to illustrate children’s books? Kind of awesome. FWD? Just stumbled across “How to Dress like a Parisian” in Lonny Mag.(…)

Computer Love: Our Favorite Links for the Week…

Art: Trade heirlooms for fine art in Chinatown! http://ow.ly/57JUv The Alexander McQueen “Savage Beauty” exhibit at the Met is an absolute must-see. Catch it before it  ends on August 7 http://ow.ly/58AMb   Entertainment: Glee is soon to be a 3-D movie, what?! Super awesome! http://bit.ly/ljKz1G The True Blood Season 4 trailer already has us sweating…bring on Alcide’s abs,(…)

Computer Love: Our Favorite Links for the Week…

Art: The Francis Alys retrospective at the MoMA’s definitely worth the trip http://ow.ly/50KkA. Kara Walker has two shows up simultaneously at Sikkema Jenkins & Lehmann Maupin galleries, and according to NYMag, they’re buth must-sees. In love with Mark Giglio’s wooden figures http://ow.ly/50Lwu. Entertainment: We confess, we’re still raging over the ill-advised casting of Lenny Kravitz(…)

Peeta and Gale Picks = WTF x80 Thousand Million

As I explained in one of my earlier posts, I am a huge fan of Suzanne Collins’ YA trilogy, The Hunger Games. So, naturally, I have been extremely interested in the recent casting choices for the upcoming movie version of the first installment, to be directed by Gary Ross, director of Seabiscuit and Pleasantville and(…)

To Teenage Heroines: Swamplandia!

The other Power Animals and I love reading young adult fiction, especially stories about strong, confident, teenage heroines. What’s not to love about bold teenage girls fighting against dystopian societies like Katniss in The Hunger Games or Cassia in Matched? In Swamplandia! Karen Russell brings the teenage heroine to adult fiction with her smart, brave,(…)