12 Days of Christmas Episodes is back!

This time last year, I spent twelve days watching Christmas episodes of various television shows, and writing about them.  I chose to do this partly as an experiment to see if doing so would instill in me some sort of holiday spirit (spoiler:

A question of “When?”

  When Anastasia Krupnik decides to become a journalist in Lois Lowry’s Anastasia Has the Answers, she starts every story with the questions “Who?”, “What?”, “When?”, “Where?”, and “Why?”.

Gwen Stefani – “Used to Love You”

With every cloud comes the proverbial silver lining, and one good thing to emerge from the break-up of Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale is this heartbreaking pop ballad, which she premiered at a gig in New York on Saturday night.

Swift Interpretations

When Ryan Adams announced he was recording an album of Taylor Swift covers, I wasn’t sure what to expect.  I thought that maybe he’d put together a half-hearted effort, and maybe treat the project as a joke.