News in Asia is Going to a Summit

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Hello unicorns! This weekend, the big news dominating headlines and airwaves is the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit. President Obama is going and there’s chatter about how he’ll be received after the mid-term elections.

StephensNews in Asia is Going to a Summit

Lunchtime Poll: A Gen-X Dilemma

[E] HillaryLunchtime Poll7 Comments


You’re out driving and listening to the ’90s station as usual, since you’re fairly skeptical about pretty much all music that came out after 2003 or so. Suddenly, “Macarena” comes on. What do you do?

[E] HillaryLunchtime Poll: A Gen-X Dilemma

This Week in Misogyny Has an Election Hangover

[E] HillaryThis Week in Misogyny3 Comments


Can we all go move to an island somewhere or something? Because the next two years with Republicans running the House and Senate are NOT looking fun. And it was a week of shitstorms and terrible people and all kinds of other assorted fuckery. Fun times! (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.)

[E] HillaryThis Week in Misogyny Has an Election Hangover

An Insider’s Look At The Strangely Sexist World Of Waitressing

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Like more than 2 million waiters and waitresses across the country, I know what it’s like to fill up water carafes while balancing a plate in the other hand, how to feign joy while crooning “happy birthday” to unsuspecting patrons, and the mnemonic devices necessary for memorizing specials, salad dressings and sides. And as for many, mastering these arguably odd, … Read More

RavishlyAn Insider’s Look At The Strangely Sexist World Of Waitressing

NaNoWriMo 2014 — 1st Week Check In

[E] Slay BelleNaNoWriMo9 Comments


Every year during November, Persephone hosts regular Friday check-ins for our readers and writers who are participating in this year’s NaNoWriMo. This week is our first catching up. I can’t wait to hear how you’re doing.

[E] Slay BelleNaNoWriMo 2014 — 1st Week Check In

Friday News Bites: U.S. Elections, Nacho Day + More

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Okay, even though the U.S. midterm elections gave the Republicans a congressional majority again, let us console ourselves with how this will make it easier for the Democrats to come back in 2016. We hope, anyway. Let’s get to this and more in this week’s newsy updates.

Sara HabeinFriday News Bites: U.S. Elections, Nacho Day + More

Kickstartable: The Circus

[E] Sally J. FreedmanPop Culture1 Comment


This week’s Kickstartable caught my eye as I was browsing. It’s a beautifully illustrate book of whimsy, and I do hope you’ll check it out. I asked author Sarah Kaufman a few questions about her project.

[E] Sally J. FreedmanKickstartable: The Circus