A Simple Favor Is a Delightfully Mischievous Modern Thriller

In order for A Simple Favor to hook us, it had to be in on the joke, which lies in its very premise: just say the words “mommy blogger mystery thriller” and try to avoid a laugh. Paul Feig’s movie adaptation of Darcey Bell’s novel of the same name does succeed in selling its inherent madness, and that’s largely to the…

Bloggers Are Banned From the White Moose Lodge and We Deserve It


“This one’s for my blogging angels!” begins 22-year-old Elle Darby’s YouTube video, before describing her ongoing feud with The White Moose Café in Dublin. Darby says she has been targeted for harassment since the restaurant posted her email request to stay at their hotel for free, mostly by people “30 years plus.”