I first remember hearing about ocean gyres vaguely on television while I was still in high school, half-watching the evening national news in my parents’ house. I mostly remember seeing an astonishingly large amount of small, everyday plastic products washed up on some remote Hawaiian shore.
Because I’m a cheater, I’m rereading the Harry Potter series in order to meet my Goodreads Reading Challenge goal for this year. (Too lazy to hit the library for new books!) I reread the novels every year, but this is the first time I’ve really been reading with a critical eye. I sped through both Philosopher’s Stone and Chamber of Secrets but as a … Read More
Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin and Kelly Colburn make up the dynamic duo ensemble, 2 Girls 1 Asian, a new web series about two girls living in New York city, experiencing your typical 20-something situations, and of course, being half Asian and white.
You may have heard that Nathan Rabin, the writer who coined the term “Manic Pixie Dream Girl” and named the trope apologized last week for doing so, saying:
I’ve taken a bit of a break for the last few years. In that time, I’ve finished my PhD in molecular biology and I’ve started a post-doctoral fellowship. I’m very glad to be back with Persephone and to be answering your science questions!
This past week’s news has been dominated by the MH17 crash over eastern Ukraine, and yes, there is a lot to say about it, because the more you think about it, the crazier the whole story seems.
Earlier this week the trailer for Dear White People was finally released, and a thousand thought pieces were quickly published, anxiously awaiting the full movie in October.
In rescue, I used to really dread getting certain breeds of dogs because I knew they would be difficult to place. But the dogs that really ground my coffee were the purebred toy dogs. We didn’t get them very often, but when we did, we’d invariably get applications from people who shouldn’t have been allowed to have a houseplant, let … Read More