Friday News Bites: Next in LGBTQ Equality, Who is Burning Black Churches + More

Greetings, Persephoneers. My deadline didn’t quite catch the amazing news last Friday that the US Supreme Court declared marriage equality to be the law of the land, but with the whole of the Internet exploding in rainbows and discussion, let’s move on to what’s next in the fight for LGBTQ equality:

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Record Machine: Top 5 Stevie Nicks Songs

About a month ago, in honor of her rejoining the band on tour, I talked about my favorite Christine McVie songs, but we can’t forget Fleetwood Mac’s other leading lady: Stevie Nicks. Though it’s difficult to pick just five songs, let me try.

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Why Do We Need Ballet to Be a Sport?

In late July, the athletic wear company Under Armour unveiled a new ad campaign featuring gorgeous badass ballerina Misty Copeland of the American Ballet Theater. The campaign, titled “I Will What I Want,” immediately became the subject of much publicity and discussion all over the Internet. Countless outlets, including USA Today, announced it under the headline, “Under Armour Settles Whether Ballet Is A Sport.” So here is my question: why is this a question?

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

What can I say about this week other than it was electric?

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Get your clicking fingers ready, because ladyblogland delivered this past week.

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The Death of Bunheads

Does anyone remember Bunheads? It was this quirky little show about ballerinas by Amy Sherman-Palladino (Gilmore Girls) that I remember actually first made me want to write for Persephone. I saw the many television show recaps through Persephone that drew together fans of shows and had great conversations and I wanted to do that too. Alas, by the time the opportunity to write for Persephone came around, Bunheads was already in sad limbo, and the future looked dark. Read More The Death of Bunheads