Before I start, I want to make something clear: I am not saying that Feminism 101 is the solution to all women’s problems, because it’s not. Rather, talking about the super basic tenets of feminism and social justice can be a way to win supporters who might otherwise be hostile to our cause. Sadly, even Feminism 101 is too radical for some people, but … Read More
This is a poem that I came across thanks to a certain YA novel. It’s a poem that I feel I need to keep coming back to; like there’s something more to find each time. So here is “There’s a certain Slant of light” by Emily Dickinson to wind its way through your mind for a few minutes. Can you spot … Read More
“First of all, it was October, a rare month for boys.” ― Ray Bradbury, Something Wicked This Way Comes Hello, friends! It’s October 1st, the beginning of Persephone Magazine’s annual 31 Days of Halloween series during which we — and by we, we mean mainly Slay Belle, who waits for October to roll around every year with barely contained zeal— dedicate a daily … Read More
If there’s any show you need to catch up on this summer, Cinemax’s The Knick is it. Set at the titular Knickerbocker Hospital in 1900’s New York, the show centers on a group of surgeons working at the turn of the century, using the era’s boom in technological advancements to refine and improve their craft, and attempting to drive down obscenely … Read More
I really wanted to like this book — it’s billed as a comic novel, and it has a grumpy atheist protagonist! My kind of thing then, but I still struggled with it.
Those of us old enough to remember rotary phones, black & white TV, and cars without seatbelts are now at an age when a forgotten name or misplaced car keys can make us worry about age-related memory loss. My response is always to joke about my hard drive being full— it’s not age, it’s data overload.
Last Thursday, Anchorage, Alaska, experienced a 6.2 magnitude earthquake that shook the city’s buildings and residents. As a native Ohioan, it took me a moment to figure out what was happening and how to react.