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 […]
[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?
In this week’s American Horror Story, we realize that Ryan Murphy thinks women are our own worst enemy. Ugh.
Where I’m from we have a saying: don’t talk about it; be about it.
In this week’s American Horror Story, ding dong, the witch is dead, and I’ve pretty much stopped caring.
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 […]
This week’s American Horror Story keeps trying to make Violent/Tate 2.0 happen. It’s not going to happen.
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 […]
On this week’s American Horror Story, Marie and Fiona’s ebony and ivory act ends in death.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
This New Year I resolve to tell the diet industry to kiss my fat ass.
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.
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.