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Tell a friend Geisha fashion

Fresh "Memoirs of a Geisha" beauty collection

Oh, man. With all due respect to Crash, Reese Witherspoon and, um, Three 6 MafiaBrokeback Mountain, Felicity Huffman and Dolly Parton were robbed. Oh, Oscar, I wish I knew how to quit you.

Also overlooked — by critics and the Academy alike — was Memoirs of a Geisha. While visually stunning in its cinematic narrative, Geisha may have made the critics happier if the screenplay had been bookended by (warning: spoilers — you may highlight the following white text if you’ve already seen the movie) scenes of New York City as the novel had been. I believe this would have made the story more cohesive and satisfying — especially to those who hadn’t read the book. But heck, what do I know.

The movie may not have inspired critics, but it did inspire Geisha fashion, renewed popularity of the Maiko Barbie Doll, and — from Fresh, makers of my new favorite scent — the "Memoirs of a Geisha" beauty collection.

Posted March 6, 2006 by Mariva in arts, beauty, books, fashion, gifts, movies, music

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Tell a friend Oscars, Baby!

Oscars

2005 was a great year in movies. I, for one, am glad that Jon Stewart is hosting the 78th Annual Academy Awards.

Attend an Oscar party, or host one yourself.

Posted March 3, 2006 by Mariva in arts, entertainment, fashion, movies, news

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Tell a friend Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day

If you’re not in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania today, you can celebrate the annual tradition with the next best thing: watching my all-time favorite comedy film, Groundhog Day, which is said to be — believe it or not — one of the greatest Buddhist allegories ever.

(Background info about the movie is fun, too.)

Posted February 2, 2006 by Mariva in education, entertainment, holidays, movies

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Tell a friend Friday

Friday

Friday movie collection

Friday Night Lights movie

NPR’s Talk of the Nation: Science Friday (program site)

Bike Friday: folding travel bicycles

Photo Friday: weekly photo challenge

Posted January 6, 2006 by Mariva in community, entertainment, fun, innovations, movies, news, resources, social, travel

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Tell a friend Office Space: Special Edition with Flair

Office Space: Special Edition with Flair

Yeah, hi. What’s happening. Listen, are you gonna have those TPS reports for us this afternoon? Um, yeah, okay, so I’m going to need you to go ahead and come in on Saturday. Oh! I almost forgot: I’m going to need you to come in on Sunday as well. Oh, and next Friday is Hawaiian Shirt Day, so, you know, if you want to, you can go ahead and wear a Hawaiian shirt and jeans.

Office Space: Special Edition with Flair

Posted November 28, 2005 by Mariva in fun, gifts, movies

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