Adina wrote so beautifully about the loss of her father, her own faith in God, and a surprising encounter she had at her father’s unveiling, that it’s no wonder the piece won for the “Heart” category of the BlogHer awards. If you haven’t read the piece yet (and if you’re in the mood for a good cry) click on over and check it out.
So, join us in wishing Adina a huge mazel tov on this accomplishment. And thank you to Carla Naumburg for nominating the piece!
If you tuned into the 71st annual Golden Globes award last night, you may have taken notice of this year’s fashion theme: modesty.
In a trend clearly borrowed from Miss Mayim herself (who looked gorgeous in a sheer-topped, black gown), actresses like Julia Roberts, Julie Bowen, and Elisabeth Moss left more than usual to the imagination, opting for sleeved dresses with little to no cleavage (oh my!) and maximum coverage. Ms. Roberts in particular takes the “frum chic” award home, donning an oxford shirt that appeared tucked into a form-fitting black gown. In my opinion, it looked like a glorified tuxedo, but to each her own.
Two great dresses in particular were the “Frum chic in the front/’bringing sexy back’ back” look worn by actresses Cate Blanchett and Emma Watson. Blanchett looked elegant and sexy in a high-collared black, backless dress, all the while dripping in Chopard diamonds. Watson wore a red backless flowing Dior gown, which was also backless and included pretty nifty sewn in cropped trousers. Read the rest of this entry →
My middle child won an award last week. It wasn’t a Pulitzer, an Oscar, or a Nobel, but it did come with a ceremony and a cash prize. And it did prompt his older brother to whine, “How come he always wins everything and I never win anything?”
I took a moment to remind my son that the previous few months had been more or less a non-stop party dedicated to the theme of: Yay, You Got into NYC’s Top Public High School.
“That’s not the same,” he pouted. “I never get prizes for the things I do.”
I noted that he’d won the handwriting prize at school–twice! (Anyone remember the book/movie The Bad Seed where the mother laments, “What kind of school gives out only one award, and it’s for penmanship!”)
I recalled that he was picked to be featured in an art exhibition where he was the sole child among adults (my husband observed at the time, “I think we’ve got the only artist here with a bedtime.”). Read the rest of this entry →
Talk about kvelling! We’re over the moon to share the news that Kveller blogger Mayim Bialik has been nominated for an Emmy. She’s up for best supporting actress in a comedy series for her role as Amy Farrah Fowler in The Big Bang Theory.
Also nominated from Big Bang is Jim Parsons, yet he seems to be more excited for his co-star Mayim than for himself. He tells TVLine:
“I was jumping up and down — I kid you not… I love her so much… I went to call her immediately but I didn’t have her number — isn’t that weird that I don’t have her number yet? I don’t think she wants me to have her number, which is OK. I still love her.”
Um, Jim? Pretty sure she wouldn’t mind if you had her number. I mean, here she is kissing your face on a screen at Comic-Con.
We send our biggest mazel tov to Mayim. There is no one more deserving!
If you’re looking to update your kids’ bookshelves with some great new Jewish children’s books, how about some prize winners? The Sydney Taylor Book Awards for 2012 have just been announced, recognizing the best in Jewish children’s writing each year.
Without further ado, this year’s winners were:
The Sydney Taylor Book Award Winner for Younger Readers: Chanukah Lights by Michael J. Rosen with artwork by Robert Sabuda