If you're grieving the series finale of Scandal, rest assured it will be OK (eventually). Luckily there are plenty of shows featuring strong Olivia Pope-like women you can stream on Netflix this weekend for comfort.Grey's Anatomy and How to Get Away with MurderLet's start with the obvious. If you haven't already sunk your teeth into both of these Shonda Rhimes shows, start here. Netflix has 13 seasons of Grey's Anatomy and 4 seasons of How to Get Away with Murder -- that's well over 300 hours of Shonda goodness to help you through these dark times. If you're missing the scandalousness of Scandal, start with How to Get Away with Murder. Viola Davis as Annalise Keating cannot be beat. But if you're missing the melodrama, fire up Grey's Anatomy and bring plenty of tissues.Seven SecondsThis Netflix original dropped back in February, and stars Clare-Hope Ashitey as an assistant prosecutor wanting to try a hit-and-run case as a hate crime. The show was created by Veena Sud, who also … [Read more...] about Missing Scandal? 12 shows to stream on Netflix right now
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Netflix original documentaries and docuseries have been knocking it out of the park lately. Not only did Netflix win Best Documentary Feature at the Academy Awards this year, it's also been nominated six times in that category since 2014. Here are some of the best documentaries and docuseries to stream this weekend. Documentary featuresThey'll Love Me When I'm DeadStream on NetflixOrson Welles spent years trying to get enough money to complete The Other Side of the Wind, a mockumentary style film about a Hollywood director played by the late director John Huston. Upon Welles death in 1985, the film spent decades in limbo. Fortunately, the rights were acquired in 2014 by Royal Road Entertainment and director Peter Bogdanovich helped to complete the film, which premiered on Netflix this year. But perhaps even more fascinating than watching the actual film itself is this documentary on the making of the film. It's narrated by Alan Cumming and filled with interviews from those … [Read more...] about Best Netflix documentaries right now
AVQ&A Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences. We recently ran an AVQ&A called “The B+ career,” on artists who always deliver very good—but never truly great—work. As a kind of sequel, this week’s question comes from reader Jim from Gainesville, Florida: What artist (author, musician, director, actor, etc.) released one or more early A-grade works you love so much, you always feel compelled to consume their subsequent good-to-mediocre work even though you’re confident it’ll never be that great again? Clayton Purdom This is a little bit of a weird pick, given that he released one of my favorite albums of last year, but there’s no doubt that 4:44 was a late-career anomaly for JAY-Z. Pretty much everything else he’s released since his … [Read more...] about The post-A career: 8 artists we’ll always follow despite never living up to their initial greatness
Social media, smartphones and the online world add layers of complexity to the world of politesse. Mark Bowden/Getty Images As we look back across history, we see that the rules of etiquette changed all the time. We no longer think it's OK for men to drag women around by the hair while waving a club in the air -- an admittedly extreme and cartoony example, but one that gets the point across. In general, men don't wear ties to work every day anymore, and women don't have to wear dresses and pantyhose -- either to work or to do housework --with an apron, pearls and heels, like the June Cleavers of yore. So with that said, it's no surprise that something as ubiquitous as the Internet has changed the rules of etiquette; the surprising thing would be if it hadn't. Think for a minute about what etiquette really means: customary behavior among a specific group of people. For example, sticking to etiquette in one country -- a place where people eat most often without utensils, for … [Read more...] about How has the Internet changed rules of etiquette?
Dressing "business casual" means staying professional with full coverage and neutral colors. But it also leaves room for something more expressive, like a jewel-toned shawl. Aidon/Photodisc/Getty Images When it comes to grocery shopping on a Saturday or getting ready for a night out, wear what makes you happy. But in the office, you don't want to raise any eyebrows. We're talking about income here. If ever there were a time to be concerned with appearances, it's during working hours. Fair or not, employees, bosses and co-workers tend to be judged by what they wear. Torn jeans and flip flops? Sloppy. Three-piece suit on casual Friday? Nose in the air. Lace halter top? Must've gotten lost on the way to the club. Both sexes can fall prey to business fashion faux pas, but women face some added risks. Dressing for work was easy enough when business suits were the norm -- hard to go wrong with a uniform that's respectable, neat and serious with the occasional addition of stylish. … [Read more...] about What does business casual mean for women?