Why I Hate Cinco de Mayo

This post originally appeared on Persephone Magazine in 2012, but remains just as true today.

Cinco de Mayo commemorates the battle of Puebla where the Mexican army defeated the French. It is barely celebrated in Mexico and I hate it; I hate it with a passion and I get irrationally angry when I see what a huge deal it is made out to be here in the U.S. Read More Why I Hate Cinco de Mayo

Record Machine: 3 New York Songs Without Frank Sinatra

Friends, when you read this, I’ll be taking my first trip to New York City as an adult, so this week’s Record Machine is as indulgent as ever. And with all due respect to Frank Sinatra, let’s listen to a few other city-centric tunes.

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Weekly Anime Review

Lots of sadness this week, a character I liked died. Lots of smiles this week, funny things also happened. I guess they balance each other. I haven’t dropped anything yet either. There was also action, so I was entertained. Read More Weekly Anime Review

Ask UfYH: Roommates, Redux

Q: I live with a woman who, to put it nicely, is the roommate from hell. Her stuff is all over the place, she hogs the laundry machines, her dishes stay in the sink for weeks, and she never does her half of the regular chores (taking out the trash, vacuuming, etc.). I’ve left her a million notes asking her to do things, and she just ignores them, and then decides to do things on her own time and gets mad at me for not helping! What do I do?

A: Stop leaving notes. Read More Ask UfYH: Roommates, Redux

PoC News in America: Baltimore Uprising Edition

This week in PoC News, we stand with Baltimore and the many solidarity marches across the nation highlighting the centuries of violence against black people in the U.S.

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New Show Recap: Once Upon a Time 4×21, “Mother”

In a flashback to the Enchanted Forest, Regina is riding in her carriage when she sees a wedding ceremony taking place on royal lands. At first she pretends to be thrilled about it, but then her true nature shows itself and she orders the peasants off of the royal lands. She rips the groom’s heart out of his body and, despite her father warning her not to, kills him. Read More New Show Recap: Once Upon a Time 4×21, “Mother”