Interview: Wendy McClure, Author, “The Wilder Life”

The Unprofessional CriticPop Culture6 Comments

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In 2009, I met Wendy McClure at a panel for Chicago authors. I loved her snarky but funny battle with Weight Watchers in I’m Not the New Me, and was intrigued when she mentioned writing a book about the world of Laura Ingalls Wilder. I never wore calico or lived underground, but the Little House book series had a profound … Read More

The Unprofessional CriticInterview: Wendy McClure, Author, “The Wilder Life”

Deus ex MacIntosh: My Friends are Jerks

[E] Selena MacIntoshDeus ex MacIntosh9 Comments

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Welcome to our newest feature on Persephone Magazine, Deus ex MacIntosh, where I use TV to solve your problems.  Today’s question was culled from an email conversation among the editors. Please note, take the following advice with both a grain of salt and with your tongue in your cheek. I’m typically funnier than I am helpful.

[E] Selena MacIntoshDeus ex MacIntosh: My Friends are Jerks

The Secret, Wonderful World Of Fanfic

[E] Selena MacIntoshPop Culture12 Comments

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There’s a topic which I’ve seen popping up here and there in our comments recently, and that topic is fanfic.  I believe fanfic is an under-appreciated art form, and I think we should change all of that right here and now.  It’s time for those of us that love to curl up with our computer mice and a saucy story … Read More

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Gen. X Celebrities I Love and Loathe

Meghan WilliamsGeneration XX7 Comments

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We will always have polarizing celebrities with us, but it seems the 90s gifted us with an extra batch of kooky, weird misfits. Before I begin gleefully ripping on people, my usual disclaimer: I’m Gen. Y, I didn’t experience most of these people/their work at the height of their fame, and also sometimes I’m kind of bitchy. Alright, let’s go!

Meghan WilliamsGen. X Celebrities I Love and Loathe

Ladyghosts of TV Past: Buffy Season1, Episode 3, “˜The Witch’

[E] Slay BelleLadyGhosts of TV Past1 Comment

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The great thing about Buffy is that there are no real throwaway episodes.  The one shots ““ like this week’s episode, “˜The Witch’ ““ almost always end up tying back into the overarching plots and themes the show tries to explore. They’re referenced, the characters return, or we find out one tiny bit of information, like a Troll King’s Hammer, … Read More

[E] Slay BelleLadyghosts of TV Past: Buffy Season1, Episode 3, “˜The Witch’

30 years later: I’d Still Carry the Lunchbox

[E] Sally J. FreedmanGeneration XXLeave a Comment

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I grew up in the seventies, so I was introduced to the Michael Landon/ Melissa Gilbert/Alison Arngrim version of Little House on the Prairie. Watching it was a ritual in my house growing up, and I loved it to pieces. I loved it so much that my first lunch box was a Little House on the Prairie Lunchbox (my brother … Read More

[E] Sally J. Freedman30 years later: I’d Still Carry the Lunchbox

“Indians in the House”: Re-Reading My Favorite Chapter from Little House

Meghan WilliamsWe try it!2 Comments

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While the Little House on The Prairie television show was a few years before my time (I only saw re-runs late at night or in random doctor’s lobbies), my mother bought me the complete boxed set of Little House books, which I read over and over again. My favorite books were On the Banks of Plum Creek and Little House … Read More

Meghan Williams“Indians in the House”: Re-Reading My Favorite Chapter from Little House