Why NBC’s The Sound of Music Live Matters
On December 5th, NBC aired the biggest television event of the holiday season – The Sound of Music Live! This tribute to the beloved stage musical, The Sound of Music, starred Grammy Award-winning recording-artist Carrie Underwood as the iconic Maria and True Blood‘s Stephen Moyer as Captain Von Trapp in the two lead roles, and featured a spectacular supporting cast consisting of Broadway vets Audra McDonald, Laura Benanti, and Christian Borle, and a troupe of young newcomers led by Ariane Rinehart and Michael Campayno.
Remembering Madiba: What Nelson Mandela Taught Me
In life, character doesn’t develop in ease and quiet. It is only through the experiences of hard trials and suffering that the soul can be strengthened enough to inspire our personal ambitions and achieve success in all that we pursue.
This past Thursday, the world lost a global icon who worked towards making our world a better place with his fight for peace and justice for all. Nelson Mandela, who died at the age of 95 from complications of a recurring lung infection, was a man who cast a bright light not only over his native South Africa but across humanity with his resolute determination to create harmony while leading his country out of decades of apartheid and racial oppression.
Christmas On A Budget
The holidays are supposed to be a joyous time of year – one for spending with family, friends and loved ones, for giving and bringing smiles to peoples’ faces. Many people go all out and indulge in the parties, the celebration, and the gifts. And that’s great! But once January rolls around, their bank accounts are empty. They’re hurting for cash, scrimping and saving to try and make up for the amount they blew in December. It’s hard to live it up on a budget, that’s for sure, but it can be done. And it’s worth it to save on the stress of building your savings back up in the new year. So why not give it a try?
Here are a few tips to help you have a great time during this holiday season… without burning a hole in your wallet.
The Hudsucker Presents NFL Weekly: Week 13 – Super Bowl Contenders in the NFC?
Last week’s edition of Thursday Night Football landed on Thanksgiving and it was quite the game changer for the league. As each division is gearing up for the playoffs, one division in particular is creating quite the buzz. The NFC is shaping up to be one of the fiercest conferences this season as there are now three teams currently sitting within half a game of one another at the top of the division; and with the Seattle Seahawks leading the conference clinching the playoffs, 11-1 as leaders in the NFC West. This year’s Thanksgiving Day hosts–Detroit and Dallas–each scored wins Thursday night as well, and will stay remain in first place for at least another week. At this point we could very well see a Super Bowl team emerge from the National Football Conference.
As for the AFC, Denver currently leads the West but that could change as they are one game away from any difference to the New England Patriots, who are well at keeping pace with the Broncos. Baltimore has improved to 8-6 with the help of their win against the Steelers this past Thanksgiving, but are still behind the Cincinnati Bengals who sit at 8-4 in the AFC North. So how did this past week’s games fair? Our writers Chris Hill, Tania Hussain and Andrew Rogers team up and share some highlights from their favorite games, what they thought of the plays and what’s ahead for the teams as the season boils down.
Happy Holidays! Blu-ray #MovieMagic Contest
Happy Holidays! Tis the season of giving and we’re giving you the chance to win one of this year’s hottest titles on Blu-ray! Check out our latest contest!
We are proud to announce a giveaway just in time for Christmas in partnership with PartnersHub, in conjunction with the Blu-ray Disc Association to win a randomly selected copy of one of their hottest titles. Read on to find out more!
The Hudsucker Presents NFL Weekly: Week 12 – Five Weeks Remain
There are only five weeks left of the regular season–meaning, only five games left for each team to determine their playoff direction. Nothing is official yet, but it looks like the Seahawks, Saints, Broncos, Chiefs, and Patriots could be the five teams fighting for postseason victory. No more than 25 teams will enter Week 13 next week with the hopes of staying alive and keeping their record intact beyond Week 17. After that? Anything is possible as we’ve seen throughout this season. Week 12 showed us many surprises, obviousness, and elation for some of our favorites.
Fabulous Fall Fashion Basics
Cold temperatures? Check. Shorter days? Check. Leaves changing colors or snow (depending upon where you live)? Check. You know what this means? FALL FASHION WEATHER!
It’s time to bust out the sweaters and the boots and the layers! Fall is pretty much my favorite time of year for fashion and style. I find it to be the most creative and the most functional time of year because it’s a time of transition—which means you really never know exactly what you need to wear. Temperature can fluctuate dramatically within any given day or week. In order to be comfortable you have to dress flexibly and this lends to some great and cute options. These are my top four trends for all shapes and sizes to keep you functionally warm and fabulously fashionable for fall 2013. These are not all of the fall fashion trends. These are just some basics that transcend size and body shape to bring some sass and class to your fall fashion.
The Quarter-Life Crisis: 25 Things I Wish I Knew Before 25
Our contributor, Sunny Waseem brings you a lighthearted and honest series about what life is like when you reach the prime age of 25. The quarter-life crisis is a time in life that follows major changes from adolescence and usually ranges from one’s late teens to their early thirties, in which a person begins to feel doubtful and insecure about their own lives and choices, brought on by the stress of becoming an adult. In this edition, Sunny explores twenty-five things she wish she knew before turning the big 2-5.
White Ranger vs. Scorpion: Universes clash in ‘Super Power Beat Down’
Attention fellow fanboys and true believers alike…
Have you ever wondered who would win in a battle between Batman and Deadpool? Or what would happen if Wolverine encountered the Predator in the jungles of South America? Or even which Batmobile would cross the finish line first?
Well, all your questions can now be answered thanks to the new hit web series Super Power Beat Down from Bat in the Sun.