What I Learned Over My Summer Vacation

Lizy YagodaEducation in America4 Comments

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At nearly any other point in my life, in the month of June, I would be on break from school and starting one of my summer camp jobs. This summer, however, I’ve been working full time and also going to grad school. Here are some of the things I’ve learned, for the “What I Did on My Summer Vacation” essay … Read More

Lizy YagodaWhat I Learned Over My Summer Vacation

LadyGhosts of TV Past: 2.2, “In the Shadow of Two Gunmen, Part 2″

[E] Sally J. FreedmanLadyGhosts of TV Past1 Comment

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This episode opens with the lone surviving gunman being skinheady at a diner, with the news of Joshua Lyman’s injuries on the news (see Selena’s recap of 2.1 to be brought up to speed). This is one of my most favorite episodes ever, because it gives so much of the back story about the senior staff.

[E] Sally J. FreedmanLadyGhosts of TV Past: 2.2, “In the Shadow of Two Gunmen, Part 2″

Ladyghosts: The West Wing 1.14 “Take This Sabbath Day”

[E] Selena MacIntosh*LadyGhosts of TV Past6 Comments

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There are a handful of The West Wing episodes that have stuck with me through the years.  “Two Cathedrals,” “In Excelsis Deo,” and “In the Shadow of Two Gunmen” are the biggest ones, and probably among the favorites of most TWW fans.  “Take This Sabbath Day” is a quieter episode than any of those three,  and it’s the subtlety of … Read More

[E] Selena MacIntosh*Ladyghosts: The West Wing 1.14 “Take This Sabbath Day”

LadyGhosts of TV Past: The West Wing 1.13, “Take out the Trash Day”

[E] Sally J. FreedmanLadyGhosts of TV Past5 Comments

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This episode opens with CJ holding her press briefing, with some good ribbing for Danny. This briefing brings to light one of the episode’s storylines – the invitation to Lydells, the parents of a boy who was brutally murdered for being gay. Toe Pick mentions to CJ that the parents didn’t seem to be very supportive of the president, and CJ … Read More

[E] Sally J. FreedmanLadyGhosts of TV Past: The West Wing 1.13, “Take out the Trash Day”

Ladyghosts: The West Wing 1.12 “He Shall From Time to Time”

[E] Selena MacIntosh*LadyGhosts of TV Past4 Comments

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Good afternoon, Persephoneers!  It’s my turn to talk about The West Wing, and this episode is a doozy.  Season one of The West Wing was able to achieve a near-perfect balance between plot, character development and larger themes, and “He Shall From Time to Time” is one of the better examples of this strength. 

[E] Selena MacIntosh*Ladyghosts: The West Wing 1.12 “He Shall From Time to Time”

Ladyghosts: The West Wing S1, Ep7; The State Dinner

[E] Selena MacIntosh*LadyGhosts of TV Past3 Comments

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I’m stepping in as an emergency replacement for Sandra, so no putting tacks on the sub’s chair while she’s gone.   This afternoon we’re going to be discussing the seventh episode of the first season, The State Dinner.  In this ep, we’ll meet one of my favorite long-term characters for the first time: Abby Bartlet.

[E] Selena MacIntosh*Ladyghosts: The West Wing S1, Ep7; The State Dinner