• Just This

    Glennon & Reese & Abby & Sophia…and All The Wisdom at TogetherLive

    TogetherLive Chicago

    When I tried telling friends about the event I attended last night, I found it hard to explain. Kind of like a live podcast recording…without the podcast? A live event, but not a performance at all. Storytelling and truth-telling, but not preachy by any means. And depending on who I was talking to, I led with a different name: to the pop-culture fiend, it was Reese Witherspoon;  to the sports fanatic, Abby Wambach; to the fellow warriors, the name Glennon Doyle instantly explains it all. I’m still not entirely sure what to call it, honestly. But whatever name you give it, my night at Hello Sunshine x TogetherLive was wonderful. A partnership event…

  • Cinephilia

    Coming Soon: December

    The last month of the year sees a lot of movies hitting the big screen in order to qualify for Awards recognition after the new year. Some of them are already winning awards, too. Which is good news, indeed. December 5 Wild – The “memoirs that get adapted to the big screen” genre is alive and well since Julia Roberts ate, prayed and loved her way through Elizabeth Gilbert’s life. Reese Witherspoon is the latest to play a real-life heroine, as Cheryl Strayed, a woman who hiked hundreds of miles in order to recover from a devastating break-up and the loss of her mother. Trailer Miss Julie – Jessica Chastain…

  • Bookish

    Read This: The Leftovers

    You probably don’t realize it, but you know Tom Perrotta’s work. He’s not achieved a Stephen King-like status, but its not for lack of trying. His approachable, nuanced and poignant novels have been adapted into witty, smart films starring the likes of Reese Witherspoon and Kate Winslet. The Leftovers, his novel from 2011, is next in line for an adaptation – this time as a series at HBO. And it makes sense, really, that this book would get the long-form treatment. Perrotta’s created a world unto itself within the pages of the book, and it looks like the show’s creators aren’t being shy about expanding on it. In Mapleton, everything…