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Geek Girl in Hollywood: A plea for more sensible female costumes

This past week we got a brand new costume for Wonder Woman in the comics. This time around she’s wearing pants. Whether or not you like the way it looks, it’s certainly going to be easier to fight in. I’ve been thinking about it since it came out and it’s gotten me into a lot of late-night...

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 10:50am

Birthday party politics

Surprise! That's exactly what I felt this past weekend when my 3-year-old, Hudson, and I, walked into our building’s playroom (which is a daily stop for the parents who live in the building) and stumbled into a young child’s birthday party. A child, who coincidentally, plays with my son quite often...

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 5:30pm

Best parenting blogs to keep kids entertained

Since spring is taking its sweet time getting here, many parents (myself included) are running out of ways to entertaintheir kids indoors. Boredom sets in, and they inevitably grow tired of the toys and gadgets that once kept them busy forhours.Don't fret - Metro's got you covered with a roundup of...

Monday, March 16, 2015 - 8:30pm

Geek Girl in Hollywood: In defense of Sansa Stark

I’m a huge fan of “Game of Thrones.” I’m talking, fanatical. I have Arya’s sword on my wall and a dragon egg on my desk. I’ve read all the books and I have to keep my hand over my mouth to keep from shouting spoilers while watching. However, most of my discussions about the show end with me...

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 8:15pm

Geek Girl in Hollywood: Celebrate feminist men on Women's Day

This Sunday is International Women’s Day. Yup, we’re 51 percent of the population and we have to have a day. I was wracking my brain, trying to think of what to write this week, because I wanted to talk about something positive in celebration. What I came up with was allies. You know: guys who...

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 11:05pm

While you were sleeping...

Good morningBefore you opened your eyes, ISIS "Jihadi John" killer was unmasked and a free speech blogger was murdered. ISIS needed to take more territory to fund terrorism. Steam yoga's celebrity yogi was in hot water after more rape claims. "JihadiJohn" was identifiedThe masked man with an...

Friday, February 27, 2015 - 4:44pm

Geek Girl in Hollywood: Don't forget what Patricia Arquette preached

Forget Best Picture, Lady Gaga or Neil Patrick Harris and his endless magic box gag. What everyone was talking about after this Sunday’s Academy Awards broadcast was Patricia Arquette’s acceptance speech for her Best Supporting Actress Oscar for “Boyhood.”She said, “To every woman who gave birth to...

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 10:39pm

Geek Girl in Hollywood: We need more girls in STEM roles

There are a lot of reasons we see fewer girls in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) careers. It’s not encouraged in schools, math and science toys are marketed to boys, not girls (though you should definitely check out GoldieBlox, a toy line trying to change that), and the industry...

Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 2:10am

Geek Girl in Hollywood: The problem with 'kick-ass chicks'

You may have heard the term “strong female character” bandied about over the past few years — how we don’t have enough of them (we don’t), how we’re seeing so many more of them (we sort of are) or how many of them are put in “butt pose” on the posters for the movies or TV shows they’re in. You know...

Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 1:33am

Why Women Cheat: Charles J. Orlando goes undercover on Ashley Madison

"Honey, I have to join Ashley Madison."So began the pitch I gave my wife to let me join the marrieds-looking-for-affairs website, AshleyMadison.com. It would be part of my research into women who cheat, why infidelity is increasing, and what can be done to possibly affair-proof a marriage. I...

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 2:54am

Five superfoods to help you fight old man winter

As the weather turns colder my cravings for hot soups, stews, and teas grows more and more! According to Traditional Chinese Medicine this is quite normal. It’s pretty much the way our body tells us what it needs in order to survive in freezing cold weather.Traditional Chinese Medicine believes...

Saturday, December 27, 2014 - 2:11am