Aug/Sept/Oct 2017

Playing catch-up!

The Walking Dead Super-Producer Gale Anne Hurd on Putting Women Front & Center
The Credits – Oct. 4, 2017

Few producers have been as involved in fandom as long as Gale Anne Hurd. A producer of The Terminator, Aliens and now The Walking Dead — all projects that amassed a cult following — she turned fans into collaborators by partially crowdsourcing her new documentary project Mankiller.

‘Home Again’ Fails to Challenge Shallow Notions of ‘Home’
Christianity Today – Sept. 22, 2017

As far as I’m concerned, the phenomenon of “hate-watching” was invented for women viewing romantic comedies. I dislike the trappings of romance and the pitiful reduction of characters to clichés that define most rom-coms—yet I still watch at least a few every year. I do so in part because a good one can feel like comfort food: It’s warm and soothes my secretly mushy heart.

Posh New Nobu Restaurant Looks To Ride D.C.’s ‘Culinary Explosion’
DCist – Sept. 13, 2017

According to Madonna, as quoted in Chef Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa’s cookbook, “You can tell how much fun a city is going to be if Nobu has a restaurant in it.”