We’re so excited about Beyonce: Life Is But A Dream, by the way. We understand it’s actually a daring, lucid reimagining of The Tempest starring Beyonce as Prospero, Jay-Z as Ariel and Kanye West as Caliban (Kim Kardashian will provide comic relief, playing both Stefano and Trinculo). The magic of showbiz! More
Not everyone is good at jokes. But what to do if they expect you to think so? Editors Jennifer Wright and Ashley Cardiff discuss. More
Look. I think most of you already understand implicitly why plagiarism is wrong. But Jennifer has thrown down the gauntlet, so I accept. More
I am going to say a fairly controversial thing: if you are a writer, I think you are going to want to steal lines from other writers.
If you are an aspiring writer, I think wanting to steal lines from other people is a very, very good sign. It is a good sign because it means you recognize what good lines are. Because, be clear, there are a lot of people out there who simply can’t tell. More
The second season of HBO’s smash hit Game of Thrones airs this Sunday and TheGloss‘ editors Jennifer Wright and Ashley Cardiff have decided to air out a long-standing debate: is the show actually any good? EIC Jennifer is hooked (because she loves conversations about power) while deputy editor Ashley isn’t so impressed. Ahead, they debate gratuitous sex scenes, pulp fiction, and Shakespeare. Then things get surprisingly personal. More
Do you guys know about Shakespeare? The Bard? Well, what you may not know is that he was a glovemaker’s son and therefore too stupid/poor to write the complete works supposedly attributed to him. You know who wasn’t too poor? The Earl of Oxford. He had enough eyeliner to write all the plays! Anyway, the people behind the movie Anonymous knew that what the American viewing public wanted was two solid ill-conceived hours of outrageous conjecture about Shakespeare’s real identity and they fucking gave it to us. Editors Jennifer Wright and Ashley Cardiff saw it so you don’t have to. More
Editor-in-chief Jennifer Wright had a dental procedure this morning where they took out three of her teeth and replaced them with non-teeth (that look like human teeth!) But when writers have questions like “What is Peanuts about?” SHE ANSWERS THEM. Because WE CARE.
(Ed. Note from Ashley: Trying my damndest to make some sense of this) More
Judith Anastasia Funnie–or “Judy”–was Doug Funnie’s older sister. Judy was an occasionally pretentious straight-A student at the Moody School For the Gifted (thanks to her talents in the arts) and a wannabe actress obsessed with William Shakespeare. She also had her own personal style on lockdown and, at the end of the day, was a reliable older sister who always took Doug’s side. Also, jazzy theme music. Thanks to her ever-present beret and memorable beatnik looks, Judy Funnie is today’s Friday Style Icon. More
We’re* celebrating the impending royal wedding at TheGloss in our own special way, by which I mean Princess Week. I have to admit I have dreaded Princess Week (and its wall-to-wall princess coverage) because I knew we’d inevitably hurt a lot of feelings by overlooking one of the most victimized, put upon groups in history: male aristocrats. So, just to remind everyone how great princes are too, we’ve put together a slideshow of our ten favorite princes of all time. Well, practically eleven. More
Dear Consultitory Characters,
I have a high school reunion coming up and I am desperately trying to look younger. I thought, who better to advise me about looks than people who, due to their fictional status, never had any? So what should I do? More
As many of you who dutifully follow my musings are well aware, I am a big fan of Playboy. It’s been my dream for some time now to get an invite to the mansion.
Well, friends, it looks like my time may indeed have arrived. More
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Church End Brewery is offering up the Bard’s Birthday Ale. And they’re promoting it with these Shakesbeer ads. I guess the ale can turn anyone into Shakespeare, or at least give them a hairstyle vaguely reminiscent of his. But how … More