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Writergirl2009 is a Paralegal by day, but wishes to release herself from the tedium of her daily life to write full-time. She loves writing about films, televisions shows, books, music or people on the New York subway, where she currently lives (in New York, not on the subway).

TV Review: ‘Glickman’

Photo courtesy of HBO

Whether you are a New York Giants fan like myself, or love the Boston Red Sox, take a couple of hours to watch Glickman and see why watching sports now is so much fun. Read More »

TV Review: ‘Americans in Bed’

Fatima and Kevin, the young couple in love

Americans in Bed does not sugarcoat marriage and relationships. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘Paranoia’

Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman as rivals Jock Goddard and Nicolas Wyatt

Paranoia had the chance to be a really great thriller, but the story moves at a snail’s pace, possibly trying to build tension. But there is no tension whatsoever, not even when film gods Ford and Oldman are in scenes together. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘Under the Greenwood Tree’ at The Flea Theater

K.C. Leiber, Kim Vogels, Dan Wilson

This musical re-imagining of Shakespeare's 'As You Like It' was a very pleasant surprise for a number of reasons. Read More »

Culture Review (NYC): Jazz Age Lawn Party

The Dreamland Follies, featuring Gregory Moore

For two summertime weekends, revelers and dancers in costumes from the 1920s and '30s take over New York's historic Governors Island. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘Lovelace’

Adam Brody as Harry Reems, and Amanda Seyfried as Linda Lovelace

Lovelace was a good film, but I wanted to know more about Linda Lovelace after she left the porn industry, not just the about events surrounding the release of her book Ordeal. Read More »

TV Review: ‘First Comes Love’

Amy and Nina

People will definitely be talking about this film and Nina Davenport, both pro and con: from super feminists to religious conservatives. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘The Spectacular Now’

Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley

The Spectacular Now could have easily fallen into the clichéd “I never want to leave high school” teen film; instead, it slowly evolves into a much more emotionally satisfiying film. Read More »

Culture Review (NY): Fête Paradiso

Bicycle Carousel

Just a short ferry ride to Governor’s Island will take you back in time to turn of the century Paris. Read More »

Bar Review (NYC): Minus5° Ice Bar, Where Everything Is Made of Ice

Minus5° Ice Bar - Vodka Bar

I have seen many interesting and surprising things in New York, but I really was not prepared for what I saw here. If you can pull yourself away from the ice chandeliers, make your way to the bar for a drink... Read More »