My dude and I have been gleefully reading through Tim Gunn’s book Gunn’s Golden Rules: Life’s Little Lessons for Making It Work together in the evenings, and besides being deliciously catty, it’s also a nicely updated general guide to decent manners in a contemporary world. He swears you can wear white after Labor Day and doesn’t give a rat’s ass if you chew gum in church.
Do you remember the first phone numbers you memorized? Back in 1979, I memorized my home phone number, and because it was only one digit off, I memorized our upstairs neighbor’s as well. Continue reading
Kelsium was one of Persephone’s first Tumblr friends, and has been a cherished reader and writer around here for a long time. Read her 5 Books suggestions after the cut! Continue reading
So this charming image keeps popping up on my newsfeed: Continue reading
So, soubise (pronounced soo-BEEZ) is this French onion-and-rice stuff that I’d never heard of before seeing the recipe in Mastering the Art of French Cooking, but I thought, well, I like rice and onions. Let’s give it a shot. I was a little worried that it would come out tasting…terrible? But I was pleasantly surprised.
After all the upsets last week (I still haven’t forgiven you or Olivia Benson for beating CJ, our goddess) it’s time to start another week of polls. We’re trying a different tool than the Googles this time, let me know in the comments if it’s terrible or wonderful for you. Continue reading
Trigger warning for racial slurs, photo of racial slur.
Merely a week ago, I wrote this piece on why I participated in Slutwalk NYC. I talked about the different ambivalence’s and concerns that weighed heavy, giving me pause as to whether or not my own presence could add necessary perspectives to ongoing feminist dialogues. Continue reading
When I reflect on the earlier bits of my childhood, one major issue always comes to mind: being stared at in public when we went out with my brother. He uses a wheelchair, and for whatever reason, this amazes the average bystander.
On Saturday, October 1st, Occupy Wall Street NYC protestors set out to march on the Brooklyn Bridge, an action that resulted in a tense showdown between protestors and the NYPD, resulting in 700 arrests. There has been much dispute over the involvement of police who were said to have “escorted” protestors halfway over the bridge, only to meet them half way in and entrap and arrest them. Continue reading
By now, chances are pretty good you’ve heard of Courtney Stodden, who, though she has several singles and videos that you can watch/listen to on her YouTube page and has apparently been working diligently on becoming famous for some time now, entered the public eye when she married actor Doug Hutchinson in May.
Science is nerdy and football is sporty and never the twain shall meet. Well, at least that was the line that pop culture tried to feed me over and over and over again. But by teaming up with the Stanford University football program on a project that studies concussions, scientists have turned that nerds vs. jocks story on its head. Continue reading
When it comes to being stared at, I consider myself lucky. I don’t find people staring at me very much. Maybe it’s because I’ve retained a bit of what my college friends called “The Golda Walk,” where you basically walk around NYC looking like a badass when you’re really just a total nerd who happens to have broad shoulders.
But anyway, back to staring. I’m not used to it. So it was particularly weird when, one brisk October morning last week, I met up with a fellow coach at a cafe in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and proceeded to get stared at by nearly everyone who came in or out of there. Continue reading
Look, I don’t want to come down hard on you, barista folks, but we have some things to address about making espresso, basic food handling, and customer service. From a former barista to a present one, here are some things I’d like to ask you to consider.
Oh Vampiaries. How I love thee and thy maniacal pacing, beautiful casting, and sad sad love stories. Continue reading
Welcome to another Monday, dear Persephoneers! It’s time once again for the lunchtime poll, where we ask you questions so you can procrastinate for a few minutes. Continue reading