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Persephone Bracket

TV Bracket: Brazen Ladies of the ’80s Nominations

Julia Sugarbaker. Clair Huxtable. Alexis Carrington. Murphy Brown. Carla. Roseanne. Assorted blonde moms. 

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Books

Interview: Susane Colasanti, YA Author, “All I Need”

I love YA. Anyone who’s ever said hello to me, seen my bursting bookshelves or gone to a book signing where I’m the oldest one there without a tween in tow, knows that.

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Open Thread

This Open Thread is Trading Places

Once upon a time, you could talk about racism and terrible rich people in a funny way.

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Open Thread

Open Thread: Monday Night Flashback

Saturday mornings. Are you old enough to remember Saturday morning cartoons on all of the major networks? I am. Saturdays were my favorite morning of the week, because there were cartoons on from the time I woke up until lunch. We didn’t get a VCR or cable until I was in junior high, so all […]

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Open Thread

Weekend Open Thread!

Happy Friday, team! I’m in an ’80s mood, so you all have to deal with it. It seems like it’s been a crazy busy week for a lot of people, so I hope everyone has a good, restful and/or fun weekend! 

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Open Thread

Open Thread: Hedge Maze Edition

It’s time to get lost in the conversational hedge maze that IS a Persephone open thread, team. I hope everyone’s having a good week. And if you’re not: hey, it’s more than halfway over.

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Perspectives

I Choose the ’80s!

I was just thinking, ‘What the hell happened?’ In the world we live in today, where we’re inundated with talk of crooked politics, violence, bullying, the death of the environmment – sometimes it seems impossible to remain hopeful. All those childhood dreams we had, so vibrant and attainable, they’ve all given way to very adult […]

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Pop Culture

Every time I turn around”¦I see something that reminds me of TV

This post was inspired by two things.  The first was Buster Blonde’s hilarious post about “˜80s TV fear, which reminded me that every time I think of abandoned refrigerators and CPR I think about that episode of Punky Brewster.  In fact, because I have seen every episode of Punky Brewster no less than 25 times, […]

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Pop Culture

Things 80s Television Taught Me to Fear (As Demonstrated Through Very Special Episodes of Popular Sitcoms)

Old refrigerators. Through a very special episode of Punky Brewster I learned that, at some point in life, I would come across an abandoned refrigerator, and I would, for some reason, be compelled to climb into that refrigerator.