What kind of cookie do actors occasionally eat?

Wa-wa-waaaaaaaa… Okay, but did you know that the use of word “cameo” to describe a small or occasional acting part only emerged out of the early 20th century?  Well, there you go… Here is a quote to aspire to, but it must be spoken in the stilted upper class accent typical of Hollywood films from the … Continue reading

From Mancakes to Man-eroles: The Dramatic Efforts of Gender Marketing

Once again, the intersections of gender, food preferences, and food marketing take center stage.  Ugh. Back in November, I posted on “Man-eroles (Man Casseroles).”  Today, Schott’s Vocab, a NYT column, discusses the recent masculinization of gourmet cupcakes, or “Mancakes.” On women playwrights Also, check out this and this from the London’s Telegraph about what David … Continue reading

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