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Pop Culture

Rest in Peace, Starman: A David Bowie Tribute Post

We all hoped he’d be immortal on Earth, but alas, David Bowie returned to the universe this week.

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News

Friday News Bites: #Mizzou Protests, SeaWorld Changes + More

This week’s collection of links has nothing to do with the holiday implications of red coffee cups. Instead, we have some LGBTQ+ news, bookish things, and one woman who is not about to be a cooperative Trump spectator. Read on!

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Crossposts

Crosspost: The Exhumation of Elizabeth Siddal

Since it’s close to Halloween, I thought I would share this morbid little tidbit about Sir Edward Burne-Jones’s fellow Pre-Raphaelites, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Elizabeth Siddal, and how he had her grave dug up so he could get the book of his poems that he had buried with her.

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Perspectives

My Life in Burlesque: The Joy (and Pain) of Posing (Nude)

A month ago on a Tuesday morning, I was sitting in an office. Last Tuesday morning, I was lying on my back totally naked while strangers painted me.

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News

Friday News Bites: Chapel Hill Shooting, Network Shake-ups + More

Happy Friday, everyone. You can’t see it right now, but I’m making very disappointed faces in Brian Williams’ direction. Let’s get started with that and other news stories that caught my eye this week.

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

So much good reading this week!

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Here’s what we read and talked about this week.

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

This just in from ladyblogland: our pockets are too small!

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Music

Record Machine: Une Danse des Bouffons (A Jester’s Dance) by Marcel Dzama

Enclosed with The Believer Magazine’s 2014 Music Issue was a seven-inch record produced to coincide with a film by the same name: Une Danse Des Bouffons (A Jester’s Dance) by Marcel Dzama. The film will have its American premiere in September as a solo exhibition at New York’s David Zwirner Gallery, and this four song soundtrack makes […]

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Books

Review: Copycat by David Yow

Let’s see… Cats and puns illustrated by a musician? It’s like the Book Gods sensed a need in my life and amply provided.

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

I put these links together before the Hobby Lobby decision, and I’m sure much will be written about it this week. We’ll start off with Ginsburg’s dissent and then move on to the ladyblogland that was before SCOTUS made us all cry tears of rage.

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

This edition of dispatches is full of new blogs to read and a bunch of great videos.

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Music

Record Machine: Dream of Life by Patti Smith

For how much I enjoy and respect Patti Smith, I own far too little of her music. On CD, I have 1996’s Gone Again and 2000’s Gung Ho, and that’s it. I don’t even have Horses yet, which I realize is a major gap, particularly since the time leading into that album is so lovingly […]

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News

Friday News Bites: Social Justice and Entertainment Like Woah

We’ve got a bit of a Jumbo-Sized News Bites this week, so settle in and let’s talk about some of what happened this week, friends.

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Music

Record Machine: Blood On The Tracks by Bob Dylan

Steeped in heartbreak and loneliness, Blood On The Tracks is considered among Bob Dylan’s best. Released after the dissolution of his marriage to Sara Lowndes, Dylan claimed in his autobiography, Chronicles Vol. 1, that the songs were inspired by Chekhov stories. Rule #1: Never take what Bob Dylan says at face value.