Beck Dorey-Stein was barely getting by in DC when a Craigslist posting helped her land a job as one of President Obama's Oval Office stenographers. Dorey-Stein ended up in Obama's closest circle, following him everywhere he went with mic in hand. As you can imagine, she heard and saw plenty of amazing things along the way while navigating work, life, friendships and love in the White House.
Posted 124 days ago
This new novel just hit the shelves & has already gained great praise. Hope and Other Punchlines is about a teenager named Hope who gained fame as a baby in a photograph where the towers are crashing down behind her on 9/11. Years later, Hope meets Noah Stern, who was also greatly impacted by 9/11 and believes it's fate for them to meet. Read to find out how they interact, the history behind the baby photo & the difficult questions that will reveal their history.
Posted 154 days ago
This new HBO mini series chronicles one of the worst and most intense chemical disasters in history. As you probably know, Chernobyl was a nuclear power plant in Ukraine that had a malfunctioning nuclear reactor that caused a massive man-made disaster. The wave of Chernobyl employees and first responders to this massive disaster bravely sacrificed themselves to save the people of Europe, while the power plant's upper management pulled some shady stunts and spread lies. Learn about the details of their story and what they faced to keep others safe by diving into this new mini series.
Posted 159 days ago
Need a new podcast? Listen to the amazing, powerful and empowering stories of bad ass women throughout history that didn't make it into your school textbooks. Each episode of No Man's Land by The Wing dives into a significant woman's or group of women's story, and you'll definitely want to tune in to hear it.
Posted 161 days ago
Thoroughbreds is an under the radar indie drama about two childhood friends who end up reconnecting. Although they are very different, one is polished and the other a social outcast, the two end up forming a strong bond. Both girls have problems in their lives, and end up hatching a plan involving a murder to make their problems go away. Aside from the intriguing plot, the performances by the main actors in this film make it worth watching.
Posted 165 days ago
This thriller novel by Karin Slaughter will have you gripped until the very end. The Quinn family was devastated by an attack on their family home that left the mother and sister dead, and the father devastated. Almost 30 years later, "good daughter" Charlie Quinn follows her father's lead, becomes a lawyer and is first on the scene for a gruesome case that shakes her to her core and brings up memories and mysteries of what happened to her own family years before.
Posted 166 days ago
This Refinery29 podcast is hosted by Lindsey Stanberry and Paco DeLeon and dives into the topics of money and finances for women. Real women share their stories about salary, retirement savings, marital finances, monthly expenses and more. This podcast doesn't just facilitate conversations about money, but also raises poignant questions about where your money is going and what financial goals to set for yourself.
Posted 187 days ago
Jordan Peele is bringing you back into The Twilight Zone with his new reboot that's new on CBS All Access. Peele puts a new twist on the TV classic with mind-bending stories and tales of horror, science fiction and mystery. The Twilight Zone premiered on April 1st and boasts some serious star power, featuring guest appearances from Adam Scott, Tracy Morgan, John Cho, Kumail Nanjiani, Allison Tolman, Jacob Tremblay, Seth Rogan, Steven Yuen, Gennifer Goodwin, Greg Kinnear & more.
Posted 189 days ago
"First" is a new biography about trailblazing Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. "First" chronicles Sandra Day O'Connor's life -- from growing up on the rural Lazy B. ranch in Arizona, to excelling at Stanford Law, to becoming the first female majority leader of a State Senate, to earning her position on the United States Supreme Court. Sandra Day O'Connor used her intelligence, grace, wit, wisdom and power to shatter glass ceilings throughout her life and become the first female Supreme Court Justice. Pick up this biography to learn about Day O'Connor's personal & professional achievements, realize how she opened up avenues for other women to succeed and get inspired.
Posted 192 days ago
Netflix's Our Planet premieres tomorrow, Friday, April 5th and is sure to not disappoint. This eight part nature docuseries will chronicle some of the earth's most unique, fragile and precious habitats using stunning, never-before-seen 4K camera technology footage. If you're a sucker for soothing narration, stunning visuals and learning about the most unique things our world has to offer, this documentary series will be right up your alley!
Posted 193 days ago
Looking for a new podcast for your commute? The Dropout might just fit the bill! You may have heard about Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos in the news; but even if not, this podcast will catch you right up. Holmes founded Theranos, a promising Silicon Valley start up that was supposed to revolutionize blood testing. However, that didn't actually happen, and this podcast dives into the scandalous story of success, failure, love, deception and tragedy that ensued.
Posted 196 days ago
Aidy Bryant's new Hulu Original series, Shrill, is a must-see! Bryant plays Annie, a young woman who is full-figured and wants to change her life. However, it's not her body that she wants to change -- she wants to start a career she's passionate about, find a guy who is right for her and get out from under her currently controlling boss. Follow Annie as she takes on everything life throws at her realistically and comically. Aidy Bryant truly knocks it out of the park with this new series!
Posted 203 days ago
Get down with the bold, feminist side of Goddess Circe's story from Greek Mythology by diving into this fiction novel. Circe is born in the house of God Helios and is different from both her divine father and mother. As Circe ages, she discovers her power of witchcraft, and her use of this magic gets her exiled by Zeus to an island by herself. Circe encounters welcome & unwelcome guests on her island, and crosses paths with some of the most famous characters in Greek mythology: Daedalus, Icarus, Hermes, Odysseus, Athena & more. Follow her story as she navigates her complicated life and ends up needing to summon all of her witchcraft power to save what she cares about most.
Posted 208 days ago
The Other Two is Comedy Central's newest addition to the line up, and it doesn't disappoint! The "other two" in this show are Cary and Brooke -- siblings who are aspiring to make it in entertainment but haven't yet found their way. Their 13 year old brother instantly achieves stardom by becoming an internet sensation, which leaves the two reeling. Watch them hilariously try to work towards self improvement while struggling with their younger brother's fame.
Posted 209 days ago
From a young age, we're taught that winning is the goal, the pinnacle, what to aim for. However, there are many times where instead of winning, failure is the result. The Netflix docuseries Losers consists of episodes that each profile a different professional athlete who has taken their own failure and turned it into triumph. With episodes about curling, golf, boxing, endurance running and figure skating, there's something for everyone. Dive into the interesting world of sports failures with this great show.
Posted 214 days ago
Need a new book to get wrapped up in? We have you covered. A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi is a contemporary novel with themes of love, fear and prejudice. Set in 2002, one year after 9/11, this story follows Shirin -- a 16 year old Muslim girl who has faced a year full of being stereotyped, dealing with horrible comments and trying to avoid physical violence since the attack. Shirin always keeps her guard up to protect herself. That is, until she meets Ocean James, a white boy who likes her. Read about how Shirin finds someone who may truly want to get to know her in Ocean, how it's extremely difficult for her to let her guard down as she navigates a society full of prejudice and see if she can actually open herself up to love.
Posted 215 days ago
Glenn Close delivers a stunning performance as a successful author's partner in The Wife. For over 40 years, Joan has been the perfect compliment to her husband Joe, helping him navigate his career in the spotlight. When Joe wins the Nobel Prize for Literature and travels to Stockholm to accept the award, things start to unravel as years of secrets and sacrifices start to weigh on Joan during the award festivities. Unexpected revelations and events keep you fully tuned into this incredible film.
Posted 217 days ago
Happy International Women's Day to all of the strong, hard working, independent, bad ass women out there! We're celebrating by featuring the hilariously real show, Workin' Moms. Working moms have a lot to juggle -- parenthood, their love life, their career, the household, etc. -- all while trying to stay true to themselves. This show follows four moms who form an unlikely bond after all attending the same judgemental mommy group and dives into how they interact with each other while navigating their own busy lives. Watch as these women do their best to deal with the curveballs life throws at them all while bringing some hilarity to it.
Posted 220 days ago
Are you into the internet? Reply All is a podcast about just that: all things internet. Hosts PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman dive into deep corners of the internet to find stories, background and interesting information to bring them to your attention. With episodes covering everything from a Snapchat hack to dog fame on Instagram, this podcast does not disappoint.
Posted 221 days ago
Okay, hear us out. We know Grey's Anatomy has been around for FOREVER -- it's currently on Season 15 and is now the longest running medical drama ever. But if you've never watched this show, or if you stopped watching after one of the major character deaths, we think it's worth another shot. The most recent seasons have breathed life back into the show and we're here. for. it.
Posted 223 days ago
This historical fiction novel by Beatriz Williams makes the perfect vacation or beach read! Set on Winthrop Island off the coast of New England, 'The Summer Wives' follows the story of Miranda Schuyler -- a school girl who first found herself on the island when her mother remarried. After a heartbreaking scandal that rocked her world and got her banished from the island for nearly two decades, Miranda returns to the island determined to right the wrong that happened many years before.
Posted 228 days ago
This hilarious and fun to watch workplace comedy is about a crew of employees who all work at Cloud 9, a megastore similar to a Big Lots or Costco. Superstore has a Parks & Rec vibe to it, with its ensemble cast of characters bringing life into the workplace. From the new employees to the ones who run the show, this mix of odd-ball personalities will keep you laughing as they tackle the day to day tasks of dealing with customers in a super-sized store.
Posted 235 days ago
Who doesn't love a good series about extraterrestrial life? Project Blue Book is a History Channel series that dives into the US Air Force-led investigations into the numerous reports of UFOs during the 50's & 60's. Dr. J Allen Hynek and Air Force Capt. Michael Quinn headed up this special investigation that was named "Project Blue Book." The two use science to explain some phenomena; however, some sightings & cases cannot be explained.
Posted 242 days ago
Do you have favorite movies that you can watch again and again without getting sick of them? The hosts of The Rewatchables totally get that. This podcast from The Ringer Podcast Network is hosted by Bill Simmons with a roundtable of The Ringer staff members. Each episode centers on a movie Bill or one of the cast members cannot seem to stop rewatching. If you're into movies and hilariously real discussions, The Rewatchables will be right up your alley.
Posted 243 days ago
The latest installment in the Narcos series follows the rise of the Guadalajara Cartel in Mexico in the 1980s. This true story of how the Guadalajara Cartel grew to be one of the most powerful in Mexico is full of action and will keep you hooked. An American DEA agent finds himself being transferred to Guadalajara in order to further his career, and starts to understand just how dangerous it is to target and go up against this powerful Mexican cartel.
Posted 257 days ago
Sex Education is a Netflix series that has been extremely well received. This show centers around Otis, an awkward high school student whose mom is a sex therapist. Otis doesn't have much sexual experience, but has a live-in sex education expert -- his mother. When his fellow classmates find out how much he knows about sex and what his mother's career is, Otis turns to a bad-ass classmate named Maeve to get an underground sex education club started and elevates his status at school. If you're looking for a good weekend binge, this is it!
Posted 262 days ago
"When Breath Becomes Air" is an autobiography written by neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi who is battling stage 4 lung cancer. Paul was a young doctor treating those who were dying when he got the news he himself was dying. He then turned his focus to figuring out what actually makes life worth living, and what one's focus should be to life a fulfilled life when they know they won't be reaching their future goals. This insightful, moving & beautiful memoir is a must read!
Posted 265 days ago
Are you ready to tidy up your life? You may have heard of Marie Kondo before -- she's a master of organization and a guru of neatening up your life; and Netflix has brought her novel & philosophy to life with this fascinating series. Each episode tackles a home makeover that's inspiring and will make you want to dive right into getting your life in order. Learn the art of tidying up, clearing out old, useless clutter and bringing joy back into your life by streaming "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo."
Posted 272 days ago
Start your 2019 off right with some self-care! The book "Unfu*k Yourself" by Gary John Bishop is a great read to help you to move past your self-imposed limitations and empower yourself. If you're ready to improve your life, motivate yourself and leave your anxieties behind, we 100% recommending picking up this book.
Posted 276 days ago
A series set in the 1700s with Jason Momoa as the main character? Sign us up! Frontier is a series about the bloodshed, violence and power the fur trade held in 18th century Canada. Declan Harp is an outlaw trapper who is trying to break up the monopoly the Hudson Bay Company currently holds over the fur trade. Watch as negotiations turn into violence and the outlaws battle to try and take over a portion of the massive fur trade market. Season 3 just premiered in November!
Posted 279 days ago
"Sisters First" by former first daughters Barbara Bush & Jenna Bush Hager is a great autobiography about two sisters growing up in the political spotlight. The sisters recount their time growing up -- from the lands of Texas to the halls of the White House and thereafter. Being born into a political dynasty isn't easy, seeing your grandparents and parents be elected President & First Lady. But despite what was seen in the tabloids as they grew up, these sisters experienced a different, more personal and intimate experience. Pick up this book if you're looking for a fun read about loving sisters that just happen to be famous!
Posted 283 days ago
Although Parenthood is no longer on the air, this show was the best of the best in the family comedy/drama realm. Parenthood centers around the lovable & loud Braverman family and their lives together. This family is super close and help each other navigate the best and worst of obstacles that arise. This show manages to make normal & real life events feel like so much more. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll want to be an honorary Braverman family member. Don't sleep on Parenthood!
Posted 292 days ago
Serial first burst onto the podcast scene in 2015 with its first season diving right into the Adnan Syed case. Serial was wildly successful right off the bat and was many people's first foray into podcasts. Season 3 was released earlier this year; and although this season is different from the previous installments, it is insanely eye-opening. Instead of just focusing on one major case, Serial spent a full year observing and studying the happenings in the criminal justice system in Cleveland, Ohio. Sarah Koenig and Emmanuel Dzotsi follow some of the most ordinary, mundane, middle-of-the-road cases that make their way through the Cleveland court system, and what they witness is quite disturbing. If Season 3 of Serial doesn't make you realize that the US criminal justice system is unfair and in serious need of reform, we don't know what will.
Posted 298 days ago
This latest culinary series from Netflix is hosted by Samin Nosrat, the chef and writer who created the book it's based on. Nosrat travels the world experiencing food and exploring the four main elements of the culinary experience: salt, fat, acid and heat. Follow Nosrat as she visits exotic corners of the world, explores culinary culture, chefs up her own creations and offers up her best cooking tips. Salt Fat Acid Heat will take you on an extraordinary, worldly culinary journey!
Posted 301 days ago
An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green has taken readers by storm! This mystery fiction novel follows the story of April May, a 20-something art school student who discovers a giant sculpture while roaming around NYC at 3 AM. April enlists her friend Andy to make a video of them with the sculpture they call "Carl." Andy uploads their video with Carl to YouTube, and it goes viral; making April an overnight viral sensation. The duo quickly finds out that there are other Carls that just appeared in cities around the world, and April gains international stardom for discovering the first one. April embarks on a journey to find out the who, what, where, when, why & how about the Carls, all while under the intense scrutiny that being thrust into fame brings. This story is addicting, relevant and will have you flying through the pages!
Posted 305 days ago
We at Reklist are huge Grace & Frankie fans! BFFs Jane Fonda & Lily Tomlin star in this downright hilarious and eventually heartwarming comedy about marriage, love & friendship. Grace & Frankie's lives are turned upside down when they find out their husbands have been together for over 20 years behind their backs and leave them for each other. Straight-laced Grace & eccentric Frankie end up becoming unlikely best friends who move in together after their respective splits. This series is hilarious, real and will make you want to binge all 4 seasons in one sitting. And it would be a shame not to mention the incredible ensemble of supporting cast & characters. Season 5 is out Jan. 18th, so the time to catch up on Grace & Frankie is now!
Posted 307 days ago
Everyone should be listening to the podcast Death, Sex & Money. There are some topics that everyone experiences that don't often get discussed, just because they're not "polite." Well, Anna Sale doesn't care, and she busts open the conversation about things that should be talked about more. Each episode of this podcast is a deep dive into a topic that deserves discourse. The team's ability to bring out the human side of big questions & tough topics makes this Podcast unique & captivating. From sex workers to student loans, DSM covers it all.
Posted 308 days ago
Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland recently premiered on HBO. Sandra Bland was an energetic, successful & happy young activist living her best life. That is, until she was stopped by police for a traffic stop, ended up in jail and died under mysterious circumstances 3 days later. Tune into this documentary to learn more about how Sandra was working to inspire social and political change, what happened when she was stopped by police and how they're still trying to figure out why she ended up dead after a traffic stop. There's more to her story. #SayHerName
Posted 311 days ago
Raise your hand if you're an Armcherry! Armchair Expert is a Podcast hosted by the one & only Dax Shepard and boy-loving Monica Padman. Dax & Monica interview celebrities, experts, writers & more. However, this isn't just any old interview Podcast. Every episode provides enlightening life lessons, reflective insights and lots of laughs. If you're into well rounded conversations with high quality individuals, we guarantee you'll love this one!
Posted 313 days ago
Red Oaks is a coming-of-age comedy set in the 80s. David is heading to college in the fall, but is unsure of what he wants to major in. He ends up taking a summer job at a country club to have fun and make money before the school year begins. David ends up working among quite the crew of characters; however, the focus of his attention is on Skye, his crush whose father is the most rude & stuck up member of the country club. This bingeworthy series is seriously underrated and worth the watch. Red Oaks is streaming now on Amazon Prime Video.
Posted 315 days ago
One of our favorite qweens, Abbi Jacobson of Broad City, just released a book of essays, drawings, thoughts and more that are near and dear to her heart. Jacobson decides to take a cross country trip by herself, taking a step back from her busy life and exploring places along the way. Jacobson uses the time to reflect on her life, make observations, and come to revelations as she tries to figure out who she really is. This poignant collection of thoughts is presented in true Abbi fashion -- witty, funny & inspiring. Pick up this book if you're looking for a good read!
Posted 316 days ago
Green Book should have you heading to your local movie theater immediately! Tony Lip, a bouncer & Dr. Don Shirley, a famous pianist, take off on a tour of the Deep South during the era of segregation. Lip is hired to protect Shirley while he's on tour, but they develop an even deeper bond as they spend time ample together and tackle serious race issues during the tour. The bond that forms will bring a smile (& maybe a few tears) to your face.
Posted 319 days ago
I'm Sorry' is truly hysterical & entertaining, and definitely worth your time. This sitcom follows the life of Andrea, a comedy writer who seems confident and put together, but whose true colors shine through in certain situations. Enjoy some hearty laughs by following Andrea, her conservative husband Mike and their eager daughter Amelia as they navigate life and bring comedy to every situation they're in.
Posted 320 days ago
Whether you're into poetry or it isn't your thing, we think you'll love this book regardless. 'The Dark Between Stars' is the follow up to Atticus Poetry's international bestseller 'Love Her Wild.' This compilation of romantic, uplifting & heartfelt poems also has a darker side, as the author grapples with finding purpose and longing for the past. Let yourself fall into 'The Dark Between Stars' to enjoy a love filled journey and making the most of the life you're living.
Posted 321 days ago
Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant deliver stellar, moving & dramatic performances in 'Can You Ever Forgive Me?'. McCarthy portrays celebrity biographer Lee Israel who worked with all the big Old Hollywood names, until she lost touch of the market, encountered writer's block & can't pay her bills. With her biography career down the tubes, Israel turns to deception, forgery and her friend Jack to keep making money and scamming the system. 'Can You Ever Forgive Me?' is playing in theaters now.
Posted 322 days ago
Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win is a peek into what happens when a woman is in the public eye & wants to have it all -- and is also an extremely relevant read in today's political climate. Charlotte Walsh is a confident, powerful woman running for Congress in a race where party power hangs in the balance. Walsh leaves her esteemed job in the tech world to pursue politics in Pennsylvania, and gets dragged into a seriously dirty political battle. Follow Walsh's journey as she ambitiously fights to win her Senate race while deciding whether a secret the opposition has will make her give it all up. This novel has politics, power, sex, marriage, scandal, class issues & more, and will keep you turning the page all the way through.
Posted 328 days ago
Toni Collette is back on the small screen with the Netflix series Wanderlust. Every family is complicated, and this series takes a deep examination into this specific family and how their relationships work & are maintained. This show also dives into the topic of marriage, specifically if a monogamous marriage can ever truly work the way it's supposed to. The events of this show play out after this family is affected by a cycling accident and the main couple's marriage heads into a downward spiral. You can stream Wanderlust on Netflix now!
Posted 329 days ago
If you're a fan of the Coen Brothers, Old Western movies or just good movies in general, you'll be pumped about this new release. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs stars Tim Nelson, James Franco & Liam Neeson and is a new but old western about six different people living in the post-civil war era and how their stories intertwine. This movie will have you laughing and cringing all at the same time. This film hits Netflix today, making it the perfect movie to stay in & watch this weekend!
Posted 332 days ago
If you were a fan of 'Big Little Lies,' you're going to love Liane Moriarty's follow up 'Nine Perfect Strangers' that just hit shelves this month. This novel is about nine strangers who all attend a remote health resort for different reasons. This health resort, The Tranquilium House, is a place where people have gathered to mend physical ailments, broken hearts, messy lives and more. However, Frances (the protagonist) takes a special interest in the owner of this resort, and has to figure out if this place can actually help mend herself and others, or if they need to get out while they can. This one is a page turner and will make you keep reading!
Posted 333 days ago
Have you ever wondered what the world would be like if the Allied Powers hadn't been triumphant in World War II? The Man in the High Castle gives us a glimpse into how things would be if Japan and Germany ruled the United States. The dystopian scenario has the US split up into 3 parts: one Japanese part, one Nazi part and one buffer part in the middle of the two. Although they are oppressed, people of the nation get a glimpse of a different world and strive to achieve freedom from these reigns.
Posted 334 days ago
Every battle. Every betrayal. Every risk. Every fight. Every sacrifice. Every death. All #ForTheThrone.
Posted 335 days ago
Sometimes you just need to enjoy a feel-good indie movie, and Hearts Beat Loud will do the trick! Nick Offerman stars as Frank Fisher, a single dad who owns a record store and is sending his daughter off to college. Since Frank and his daughter Sam are very connected through music, Frank pitches that they become a father-daughter act -- writing songs and performing together. After one of their songs takes off, the two hit the road and enjoy a journey filled with music, bonding, and father-daughter love.