Tall Tails: Let Sleeping Kittens Lie!

InnatelyKaitScience13 Comments

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This week, I received a question via email about the veracity of the common wisdom of not picking up stray kittens. My answer is thus: Let sleeping kittens (and puppies) lie!

InnatelyKaitTall Tails: Let Sleeping Kittens Lie!

A Wronged Woman: The Portrayal of Madame du Barry

Linotte MelodieuseCrossposts1 Comment

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A French Revolution blogger recently remarked on the portrayal of Louis XV’s mistress, Jeanne du Barry, in many books about Marie Antoinette. Madame du Barry is shown as an uncouth whore with little to no manners, an inferior to the fresh, polished dauphine Marie Antoinette, who takes great pleasure in slighting her. The rivalry between Louis XV’s maitresse-en-titre and the … Read More

Linotte MelodieuseA Wronged Woman: The Portrayal of Madame du Barry

A Look at Some Pop Culture Hoaxes

CatherinePop Culture3 Comments

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I had never heard of Manti T’eo until the whole world found out about his dead girlfriend being a hoax. When I was down with the flu, I read several articles about it because I find hoaxes fascinating, and the weirder the elements, the better. 

CatherineA Look at Some Pop Culture Hoaxes

The Five Best Artists/Bands You Might Not Be Listening To

Buster BlondeMusic12 Comments

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1. Pop Pick: Allison Weiss Weiss got her start where new acts do these days, on the YouTubes. I fell in love with her adorably earnest cover of Bright Eyes’ “First Day of My Life.” It was a love deep enough to prompt me to try some of her original stuff. For your starter pack, give her video “I’m Ready” … Read More

Buster BlondeThe Five Best Artists/Bands You Might Not Be Listening To

News in Africa: 1/31/2013 (The Article Where I Talk a Lot About Women)

DormouseNews4 Comments

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African women have been in the news a lot lately, whether it be women succeeding in various fields or a call for better education and protections for women. It seems only fitting to focus on these various stories for this week’s article. More details after the jump.

DormouseNews in Africa: 1/31/2013 (The Article Where I Talk a Lot About Women)