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Pop Culture

Deadline Hollywood is Dead Ass Wrong

Recently Deadline Hollywood’s Nellie Andreeva posed the question, “Pilots 2015: The Year Of Ethnic Castings – About Time Or Too Much Of Good Thing?” The very premise of the piece leaves little doubt about the content, and sure enough, the author utilizes somewhat bizarre anti-affirmative action arguments to suggest that maybe the recent growth in […]

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Perspectives

I’m Not a Turkey Dinner: On the Commodification & Consumption of Indigenous Women’s Bodies

[Original publication date: Dec. 2, 2013] When, a few days ago, metal band Mastodon released their “controversial” Thanksgiving T-shirt that got them a lot of well-earned accusations of racism, I wondered how controversial it actually is at this moment in time to do what they did?

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New Show Recap

New Show Recap: American Horror Story 3×13, “The Seven Wonders”

In this week’s American Horror Story, we realize that Ryan Murphy thinks women are our own worst enemy. Ugh.

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Perspectives

Macklemore, Tim Wise, & Anti-Racist Posturing (Or How NOT to be an Ally)

Where I’m from we have a saying: don’t talk about it; be about it.

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New Show Recap: American Horror Story, 3×12, “Go To Hell”

In this week’s American Horror Story, ding dong, the witch is dead, and I’ve pretty much stopped caring.

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Perspectives

Confessions of a Death Hag

Ever since I was a child, I’ve been fascinated by accounts of death and murder. For me, it went beyond my love of horror films and the macabre and onto the deaths and murders of real, living people. With the advent of Wikipedia and the easy access I have to the internet, I was surprised […]

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New Show Recap: American Horror Story 3×11, “Protect the Coven”

This week’s American Horror Story keeps trying to make Violent/Tate 2.0 happen. It’s not going to happen.

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Perspectives

A Few Tips for Undergrads (and Teaching Assistants) from a (Former) Graduate Assistant

It’s that time of year when students and professor return to college classrooms to, gods willing, learn something to take out into the world. Last semester became an extended learning moment for me when I agreed to become a graduate assistant for one of my professors. Like many graduate assistants, my duties included creating and […]

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New Show Recap: American Horror Story 3×10, “The Magical Delights of Stevie Nicks”

On this week’s American Horror Story, Marie and Fiona’s ebony and ivory act ends in death.

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Humor

10-Second Anecdotes that Reveal Too Much About Me: Marena

You’ll find that Persephoneers are not afraid to laugh at ourselves and, in fact, we invite you to laugh at us, too. With that in mind, I offer up a handful of ridiculous anecdotes about yours truly.

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Movies

5 Films I’m Here for in 2014

I love watching movies in the theater. I’m totally that person that will attend a film by myself just so I can experience the joy of watching a movie on the big screen. My family knows my love of moviegoing, and each year for Christmas I get a gift card good enough for a few […]

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Food

Soup of the Day: Haudenosaunee Corn Soup

My grandmother and other elders have made corn soup for me, friends, and family for years.  But, I never learned how to make it myself.  As luck would have it, my grandmother called a week before Christmas to tell me she planned to make a batch of corn soup for the holiday for eating and […]

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Perspectives

Five New Year’s Resolutions Fit for This Fatty

This New Year I resolve to tell the diet industry to kiss my fat ass.

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Just for Fun

Your Elevator Speech

When I took a course in grantwriting last year, we were told that the key to raising money for any cause is the ability to sell your cause to others quickly and efficiently. We’ve all heard about the elevator speech in which you spit everything out in three minutes or less.

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Food

We Try It!: Cooking For One

Cooking meals and working with leftovers can be vexing when you’re cooking for one. That’s why, when my good friend Lauren introduced me to the concept of Grilled Chicken Veggie Bowls, I ran with it.