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News in Asia

Happy Easter for those who celebrate. Here’s the news…

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News in Asia

This week’s news brings us weapons of mass destruction, things happening in with the Chinese stock market, countries being awful to refugees and all the other major news of the week.

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Lunchtime Poll: Fall TV

What new and returning shows are you excited about for the fall?

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This Open Thread Has Had a Weird Week

Last week I went to a job interview that, had I gotten the position, would have required me to travel to training seminars on L. Ron Hubbard’s management theories. Yes, I’m still laughing my ass off. (And yes, I was infinitely relieved not to get that job, no matter how badly I need one. And […]

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Classic Woman-centric Movie Review: A Star Is Born (1937)

Can love survive in Hollywood as one star’s career is on the rise and the other’s is fading? In the 1937 film A Star Is Born, just such a thing occurs, and our heroine and hero try their best to keep their love intact in the ruthless world of golden-age Hollywood. The film stars Janet […]

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New Show Recap: How to Get Away with Murder 1×12, “She’s a Murderer”

If you thought the biggest shocker this week was going to be the discovery of Sam’s Keating body, you better think again. It’s getting close to Season Finale time, so they’re dropping bombs on us left and right.

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News in Europe: Good Clowns Gone Bad

Greetings! Here’s some Ebola-free news for you all.

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Remedies for Loneliness

I’ve been spending a lot of alone time lately, partly by choice and partly involuntarily. I suppose I can blame it on the recent chaos that’s occurred in my life, or maybe to the summertime sadness I’ve developed, a la Lana Del Rey (also, damn you Lana). But as I slowly try to get myself […]

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Thursday Dance Party Open Thread

When this song came on the radio today, my coworker came out of the office and pointed up to the speaker. “Are they really playing ‘Creep’?” 

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New Show Recap: Bones, 9.13, “Big in the Philippines”

When Bones tugs at your heartstrings, the tug usually turns into a hard, painful yank, and this episode was definitely proof of that. Grab a box of tissue and let’s dive in!

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Holiday Gift Guide: For Your Bestie (Lady Edition)

Sometimes your best friend is the easiest person to buy for, and sometimes they are the hardest. Being the one person you know better than almost anyone else can be a blessing and a curse.

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Holiday Gift Guide for Your Favorite Fanatical Feline Fancier

I am so freaking sick of “Crazy Cat Lady.” Can we retire that already and replace it with Fanatical Feline Fancier? And who doesn’t love a little alliteration? 

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Apostrophes are Awesome

While I teach writing for a living, I’m not the doom-and-gloom “Texting is ruining English!” type. Language changes. It’s pretty neat to be witnessing such profound changes. But I do love apostrophes, and I am sad that they seem to be on the way out.

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Saturday Writing: Quick, What’s Your NaNo Story About?

Guys, I’m super excited about NaNo this year. My book Sole Possession started out as a NaNo project! I had to throw big chunks of my first draft away, though, because I didn’t plan enough up front. In this writing challenge and the ones in the next two weeks, I am going to try to save us all […]

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This Thursday Open Thread is Where it’s at

One more day to go!