Ruby Rose Brings Power + Vulnerability to Pilot of ‘Batwoman’
Let me preface this by saying I initially had no intention of watching Batwoman on The CW. While I love superhero movies, and have recently watched a few comic-related series, Batman has been done numerous times and not always well. Michael Keaton has always been my favorite Batman. While I was all for the idea of a female version, I was afraid in the name of feminism something would get lost about the premise behind the superhero.
Newly Veganish: Balancing Wellness and Food Relationships
Recently, I made the tough decision to bring back some animal products into my diet. While I still eat mostly vegan or vegetarian, I find that incorporating eggs, fish, or chicken a couple of times a week has renewed my physical and mental energy.
Future Thieves Kills It at NYC’s Rockwood Music Hall
The Nashville-based alt-rock trio Future Thieves hit the tiny stage two at the Rockwood Music Hall under horrible red lighting, but the band still came out looking like bright, shiny pennies that make musical wishes come true.
Battle of the Child Stars
In our recent podcast episode about Child Stars, we asked our guest, former child star herself, Anna Sundstrand (girl group Play) to choose between several groups of child stars. We also gave our social media followers the same “Child Star Blitz.” Here are the results! Want to post your votes? Download our template here and upload to your InstaStories. Don’t forget to tag @StarShineMag!
I Reluctantly Fell in Love with “Legacies!” Plus, New Season Two Trailer
As a devout Vampire Diaries fan, I go into every spinoff series with low expectations. Why? Simply because history has proven sequels never live up to the originals… no pun intended! Besides, I was so smitten with The Vampire Diaries at the time, I wasn’t looking for another show that didn’t feature Damon and Stefan.
Brooke White Talks New Album 'Calico' Coming Out 10/4!
“I always told myself I’d get to Nashville,” Brooke White sings on the eponymous track off her upcoming album, Calico. The former American Idol alum had dreamed of moving to Nashville her entire career to make a “real” country album, but life had other plans. Those plans included becoming the mother of two, starting her own web series, The Girls With Glasses. It was through this journey, along with a little bit of opportunity coming her way, that Brooke embraced her Cali lifestyle, and incorporated it into her music.
Podcast: The 90s with O-Town's Jacob Underwood
In this premiere episode of the StarShine Magazine Podcast, I discuss the trends of the 90s, like fanny packs, teen movies, and of course, the music. Speaking of music, I also discuss my dissatisfaction with all 90s mixes available on Spotify, which is why I made my own Diverse 90s Playlist.
Ghostly Romance Novella 'Decaf For The Dead' Now Available on Amazon
Fiction author Sandy Lo, known for romantic stories like the Dream Catchers Series is delving into the supernatural world with her latest release, Decaf For The Dead released this week on Amazon. Get it here.
Top 90s Teen Movies
I took a poll on social media to compile a list of the Top 90s Teen Movies! It wasn’t easy for me or for my readers at StarShine Magazine to make a choice. Let’s face it—the 90s had awesome teen movies! There are way too many to choose from, but here are some of our standouts!
'Decaf for the Dead' Excerpt: Chapter One
There is a season for everything. A season for change, and a season for rebirth. A season to live, and even a season to die. For me, fall is that season. There is no rebirth anymore, just death. Several years ago, on a breezy October Sunday morning, I lost everything when my wife, Margaux, passed away. The worst part is she died alone. I was off being a romantic, sneaking out early to grab her coffee from her favorite café. Oh how she loved her coffee! Strong, black, and decaf. No one understood her taste for coffee—sans caffeine on top of it!
Country Crooner Baylee Littrell Checks All Our “Boxes”
16-year-old Baylee Littrell is the next big thing in country music. This Georgia boy is paying tribute to his Southern roots by choosing a country music career versus pop, that his father, Backstreet Boy Brian Littrell is famous for.