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I Am Not Trayvon Martin and I’m Not His Mother, Either

I can remember being in college, looking around at the eclectic group of people joined together to learn from a single professor, and thinking that perhaps we were finally getting to a point where we could stop focusing on our differences and start realizing just how much we have in common. It wasn’t until I […]

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Right now I’m on Southwest flight #923 from LAX to Oakland with a final destination of Portland, Oregon. A dear friend of mine from college hails from the Bay area. He is a proud A’s fan and a very sweet man who will undoubtedly scoff at that adjective. Sitting on the tarmac in his city […]

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A Feminist’s Defense of Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift. It seems like you either love her or hate her; there isn’t a whole lot of in between. Many feminists scoff at her. One listen through of White Horse has some women, many of whom are both readers and writers of this bookish and clever magazine, rushing to their local Target to stage […]

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Judging a Book by the Cover: The Dogs Stars Edition

Sometimes we judge books by their covers. It’s true. We can’t avoid it unless we walk around book stores and libraries and second hand shops with our eyes closed, but really that would just be a disaster, so instead we must accept that sometimes it happens. We are drawn to the interesting, the colorful, the […]

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A Soundtrack for Thursdays

We take Fridays really seriously in our house. I know we’ve been trying to embrace Mondays, but let’s not pretend that as this Thursday starts to wind down we aren’t all looking forward to knowing that we’ll wake up to a little extra end of the week magic in the air. To celebrate, here are some […]

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The Fault in Our Stars: The View from Inside the Clubhouse

If you Google The Fault in Our Stars, you will be gifted with literally thousands of pages of reviews. As a New York Times best seller, John Green’s latest YA novel is pretty much the opposite of an indie hidden gem but that’s not stopping me from telling the world why I kind of love it. […]