Bella Breakdown: Our Favorite Stories Of The Week

You know what show I’ve really gotten into lately? ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.’ Besides the fact that it’s bloody hilarious, it’s also a very true-to-life depiction of life for women in late 50s New York. I’m no stand-up historian, but I’m hard pressed to remember many female comedians from around that time. Maybe Mary Livingston on the Jack Benny program, though she was before the 50s, and that was more general witticisms than regular stand-up. Miriam Maisel’s a compelling character. She has this powerful desire to make her own way and express herself, but she’s also had many mannerisms...

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Entertainment News & Gossip

The entertainment industry is a microcosm of this big ol’ world of ours. People of all races, beliefs, and walks of life are coming and going behind the scenes of our favorite music, TV, and movies. Not everyone can go to film school (or wants to), so for those of you who don’t have six degrees to Kevin Bacon, never fear! The Bella Breakdown has your inside scoop on the juicy news, gossip, and goings-on in that sun-soaked mecca of wonder that is Hollywood. No need to buy a map to the homes of the stars, those things are...

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The Perfect Places To Take Your Family On Vacation

I’m gonna give every parent out there some free advice: when you go on vacations with your family, don’t make them take tours. Just don’t. Unless it’s a teddy bear factory, I guarantee your kids will not even remotely care about whatever it is this nonspecific place is for. The mistake some parents make when planning family vacations is choosing activities that only they consider fun. If you’re gonna bring the kids, you gotta work with them. Go to a theme park, visit a zoo or aquarium, try some unusual food. Don’t just dump your kids in a hotel...

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Janet Mock’s Big Move

Janet Mock grew up in Hawaii with a mother who lived outside of the gender binary. Trans people were more commonplace around her, with a notable figure being her hula teacher. She obtained a deep understanding of trans women at a young age that was more accurate than those portrayed in film at the time, which made it much easier for her to understand her own desire to transition. One of her best school-aged friends was supportive, offering wigs and makeup to aid her self-esteem. As Janet aged, she became more acquainted with the trans community, meeting other trans...

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Sports News: Achieving New Goals

You know what I miss? 90s sports movies. I know sports movies are still a thing, but I’m talking more about the ones aimed toward kids and families. You know, ‘The Mighty Ducks,’ ‘The Sandlot,’ ‘Field of Dreams,’ and all that jazz. If there are still movies like that, then they aren’t very good, because nobody’s talking about them. But I digress. The reason I miss those movies is that they knew how to incorporate the game into the narrative, and the story was better for it. Yeah, these days you can guess how things are gonna end; the...

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