sisters who are in Congress may trade spaces; show-brand paint is now for sale.

sisters who are in Congress may trade spaces; show-brand paint is now for sale.
Two sisters might trade spaces this fall for Trading Spaces, and this is newsworthy because they are also members of the House of Representatives. Loretta Sanchez and Linda Sanchez, the first sisters to serve in Congress, “were said to be considering swapping apartments on the room makeover program this fall,” Judy Woodruff reported on yesterday’s Inside Politics, citing a Roll Call report. Meanwhile, even if you’re not a member of Congress with lots of spare time on your hands to tape a reality TV show that gives you a free $1,000 makeover, you can now get Trading Spaces in your house, sort of. The show’s brand of paint is on shelves at True Value hardware stores this month, along with brushes and other accessories. A VP for the store says they “are adding this nationally recognized branded paint line for customers who want a top-quality designer paint at an affordable price. The paint will cost much less than other upscale paint brands.” If you want the insanely technical, nearly incomprehensible details about how “[e]fficiencies gained using Fourth Shift systems have allowed prominent paint supply manufacturer True Value Manufacturing to expand and aggressively seek additional outside business” such as branded paint, read this press release.

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

about the writer

Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.