Michelle M

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The Supernatural Gift You Have, According To Your Zodiac Sign

So, what's your super power? Truth is, everyone has a magical ability, it's just a matter of channeling it. In fact, if you believe in astrology, I …

Spirituality

What I've Learned Living On The Border Between The US And Mexico

When Border Patrol agents question you, it feels like they’re questioning your very existence. Who are you? Why are you here?<p><b>I’m an American citizen</b> who was born screaming and velvety-haired from my Mexican mother’s body in Chula Vista, California, a suburb of San Diego whose name translates to …

Immigration

“Coco,” a Story About Borders and Love, Is a Definitive Movie for This Moment

One weekend last fall, my boyfriend, Andrew, whose favorite movies include “Deliverance” and the original “Texas Chain Saw Massacre,” went off to go see the Pixar movie “Coco,” by himself, and came back in a delirium of happy, wistful tears. “What’s going on with you?” I asked, watching him wheel …

Animation

Anthony Bourdain had a deep love affair with Mexico and Mexican cuisine

• 4.0Kshares<p>“Mexico. Our brother from another mother. A country, with whom, like it or not, we are inexorably, deeply involved, in a close but often …

What Brought Sense8 Back—and What Killed It in the First Place

I have a hard time recommending science fiction TV shows to anyone. Not because I don’t watch and enjoy an inordinate amount of sci-fi (I do), but …

Chapultepec, the Mexican Castle That Drove a Belgian Princess to Madness and an Austrian Archduke to the Firing Squad

A haphazard, rambling palace best described as resembling a riverboat-fortress, its place as a central part of Mexican history stretches from the …

The Mexican art of double entendre

Writer Susannah Rigg discovers the hard way that Mexico’s albur, or wordplay, is not easy for foreigners to master.<p>As a Brit living in Mexico, I’ve discovered that many people are intrigued by whether or not I eat spicy food. I once had an entire conversation with a waiter in which he asked me …

Language

She was the driving force behind one of the largest Latino grocers — and abuelita Tere to 53 grandchildren

When it came time to say goodbye to Teresa Reynoso de Gonzalez, nearly two dozen people squeezed into her Fullerton hospital room.<p>Still more waited in the hallway. And in a nearby lobby. And in a conference room, freed up by the hospital once the crowd reached nearly 100.<p>"Doctors thought she was a …

5 Underrated Cities to Visit on Your Spain Trip

Spain is a festive, historical country filled with rich culture. Yet, travel lovers leave much of this country unexplored. While Barcelona and Madrid …

European Travel

Opinion: We’re on the cusp of the third digital revolution, and here’s how not to be left behind

Over the past 50 years, two digital revolutions — in communication and computation — have created unprecedented wealth and transformed how we live, …

Fabrication

34 Calls for Submissions in May 2018 — Paying Markets

There are nearly three dozen calls for submissions in May. Every genre and form is wanted, from science fiction to fairy tales and from novel …

20 Great Gifts For Star Trek Fans

<i>By Mark G. McLaughlin</i>Star Trek has been going strong for over half a century. Those who saw “TOS” (The Original Series) when it aired in the late …

Do You Recognize All 42 'Star Trek' Actors in Snoop Dogg's New Movie?

If you’re wondering what actors from the original <i>Star Trek</i>, <i>The Next Generation</i>, <i>Deep Space Nine</i>, <i>Voyager</i> and <i>Enterprise</i> are doing with themselves these …

15 Chicken Thigh Recipes for Busy Weeknights

Everything I want in my perfect weeknight dinner can be found in a pack of chicken thighs. No matter how I cook it (the options are endless), I know …

50 Years Ago, a White Woman Touching a Black Man on TV Caused a National Commotion

Petula Clark and Harry Belafonte remember a televised moment that inadvertently became a scandal—and a civil-rights cause célèbre.<p>On April 2, 1968, America watched as, for the first time, a white woman touched a black man’s arm on primetime television. The white woman was <b>Petula Clark,</b> the two-time …

The settings you should change immediately after buying a new TV

It's finally a good time to make the jump to a 4K TV. Prices have come down, HDR is up to snuff, and there are a bevy of great models to choose from. But once you bring your new TV home, you may want to take a trip through its settings and tweak a few in order to get the best possible picture.<p>If …

Trump Hides Under Desk After Diet Coke Can Opens Loudly

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In a moment of high drama at the White House on Tuesday morning, Donald J. Trump dove under his desk after a can of Diet Coke opened with an unexpectedly loud sound.<p>Moments earlier, Trump had pressed a button on his desk, summoning Vice-President Mike Pence to the …

Ellen Pompeo, TV's $20 Million Woman, Reveals Her Behind-the-Scenes Fight for "What I Deserve"

The 'Grey's Anatomy' star recalls in her own words the personal struggles and advice from Shonda Rhimes that led to a milestone: highest-paid actress …

Shonda Rhimes

The Ultimate Guide To Stargate

The <i>Stargate</i> franchise is… intimidating. There are three movies, three TV series (two of them exceedingly long-running), an animated series, and …

Lose 11 Pounds in a Week on This Prebiotic Soup Diet That's Good for Gut Bacteria

Over the past decade, “good bacteria” have emerged as the darlings of the weight-loss world. Again and again, top doctors and nutritionists have …

Why the King Tut Exhibit Coming to L.A. Is the Most Significant to Date

Death was a prolonged affair in ancient Egypt: Though the body expired, people were never truly gone until the living stopped speaking their names. …

10 Things to Blog About When You’re a Brand-New Author

With all the advice that’s thrown at any new writer looking to get published, this one’s heard the most:<p>Build an audience around your work.<p>I’m …

Writing

'Altered Carbon' star lays bare show's nudity, race issues

Eight women stand naked around actress Dichen Lachman in an eerie dark-blue set covered in shards of silicon glass. Beside the merkin covering her private parts, she is naked. Completely naked. She lifts her TV sword and kicks off what will become a memorable (and controversial) fight scene.<p>That …

Altered Carbon

'The Daily Show' Translates Standard GOP Responses To Mass Shootings

Here's what they really mean.<p>Republicans trotted out the same old meaningless platitudes following Wednesday’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida.<p>In a bid to break down what the lawmakers really meant, “The Daily Show With Trevor Noah” responded on Thursday by sharing a “GOP Mass Shooting …

An Open Letter to White People Who Are Upset Because Black Panther Is So Racist

Dear Chads and Beckys,<p>I admit that I have been reluctant to write this letter. It has nothing to do with my dislike for you or your people. In fact, …

Black Panther

You Can Now Watch the Original Stargate Movie for Free

Back in 1994, few could have predicted what <i>Stargate</i> would become. The original film was a hit but what happened after is damn near unprecedented. Not …

If a man has these 9 qualities never let him go, scientists say

There are certain traits that the majority of heterosexual women look for in a man: kindness, GSOH, an understanding that the fight for gender …

Relationships

The first time I realized I was allowed to be angry: Major Kira Nerys

I was just 9 years old when <i>Star Trek: Deep Space Nine</i> premiered, and I didn’t take to it immediately. It wasn’t the <i>Star Trek</i> I knew, the bright shiny …

My Lunch With Kate Mulgrew: Owning the Havok She Wreaked On the 'Star Trek' Set

You may know Kate Mulgrew today for her Emmy-nominated role of Red in Netflix’s <i>Orange is the New Black</i>, and she is well-deserving of the acclaim that …