Honor all the moms in your life (including yourself!), with these gifts for every budget.
Mother's Day is this Sunday, and if you've been good, chances are that you've already got the perfect gift picked out and on its way to dear old mum. She's earned it, right? Of course she has!
But what about all the other people in your life? Those folks who represent, in some way, all the virtues that motherhood embodies—sacrifice, nurturing, unconditional love? For example: your wife, your single father, your new-mommy friend. They're worthy of gifts, too.
Grab a mint julep and celebrate the Kentucky Derby with one of these romantic horse films.
They say a girl's first love is her horse. Maybe that's true—if she's lucky enough to have one.
In American culture, horses have long symbolized adventure and a return to nature in an increasingly industrialized world. It's no wonder that My Little Pony and its ilk are still popular today. The Kentucky Derby wouldn't have the same appeal if there were cars instead of horses racing around Churchill Downs. In literature and film, horses serve their riders in multiple ways. The beautiful animals are strong and often wild, but in need of love and care.
What Americans lack in royalty, we make up for in socialite, celebrity and power couples.
With Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding bonanza mere weeks away, we can't help but feel a bit envious—not of Kate Middleton or what is sure to be her amazing gown—but of the glitz and glam that a royal wedding signifies. (Of course, Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama are better role models than your average European princess, but do they ever get to wear tiaras or swan across a ballroom floor with John Travolta?
What do the stars say about the 2011 Oscar nominations for Best Actress?
Every actress dreams of bagging that gorgeous golden Oscar statuette, but if the Best Actress Curse is to be believed, scoring an Academy Award means tanking a relationship (think Sandra Bullock, Kate Winslet and Reese Witherspoon, whose relationships fell apart within a year of their Best Actress wins). If the curse is real, can we then predict who will win the 2011 Best Actress by looking at whose love life is least stable? We hope not!
Young love, long-distance relationships and reckless abandon: who said indie films aren't relatable?
With the Sundance Film Festival wrapping recently, we've had to move to greener pastures (also known as Awards Show Season) to get our fix of celebrity sightings and outstanding cinema. Certain films from the festival are lingering in our minds as some of the most beautiful love stories we've encountered in years, and lucky for you, all of these films have been purchased by larger film studios and will be released in theaters in 2011. So grab your love and suggest a movie date when these films hit the silver screen.