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News

Friday News Bites: Money For Nothing

As of Wednesday evening, the U.S. government shutdown ended and almost nothing was accomplished. This sigh-worthy story and more, after the jump.

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LadyGhosts of TV Past

What I Watched Last Night: Prime Suspect

I’ve been waiting for Prime Suspect to turn up on Netflix Instant for… oh, as long as I’ve had a subscription. I love Helen Mirren. How can you not love Helen Mirren, really?

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Persephone Pioneers

Persephone Pioneers: Natalie Dee

Natalie Dee is all about dog farts. Baby poops. Hating your cat. And so much more. She is the author and illustrator extraordinaire of web comic Natalie Dee, which offers a daily dose of hilarious one-panel pieces that range in subject matter from not giving a fuck to her two gassy dogs to squirrels, and […]

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Persephone Pioneers

Persephone Pioneers: JoAnn Falletta

JoAnn Falletta is the brilliant and talented Director of both the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. She recently began her first season as Principal Conductor of the Ulster Orchestra and is the first woman to ever lead that orchestra. Her career has been long and filled with accomplishments both on and off […]

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Persephone Pioneers

Persephone Pioneers: Shanica Knowles

When I first heard Shanica Knowles sing, I knew that this girl had pipes. What I didn’t know was that she was a pro and has been doing this all her life, from her beginnings at Showtime at the Apollo to her now-rising star as a musician.

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Persephone Pioneers

Persephone Pioneers: Erica Watson

Erica Watson is a funny as hell, talented, badass woman. Born in Chicago, she currently lives and works in New York City as a comedienne and a film/television director. Her one woman show, Fat Bitch, is a personal look at the term, our culture’s obsession with weight, the impact it has for women as a […]

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Persephone Pioneers

Persephone Pioneers: Rachael Booth

I recently had the privilege to speak with Rachael Booth, an activist, speaker, feminist, and the author of Star Light, Star Bright: The Story of a Wish Come True, the incredible story of Rachael’s early life and process of becoming a woman.  Not only is a she an author, but she holds a degree (Cum […]

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Politics

Badass Ladies: Louise Macintosh Slaughter

When we commemorate Women’s History Month, we often remember the famous ladies throughout history whose actions and efforts happened long before a lot of us were born. But, as Sally J. mentioned the other day, there are still a surprising amount of “firsts” left to be had, and there are a lot of women out […]

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Science

Black History Month: Mae Jemison

In 1992, as the science mission specialist for the space shuttle Endeavor, Dr. Mae Jemison became the first African-American woman to go into space. I feel at this point that I should give the disclaimer that moreso than any other of the amazing ladies we’ve discussed during Black History Month here at Persephone, I have […]

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History

Badass Ladies of History: Wallis Simpson

So let it be known that Wallis is not a Badass Lady in the same vein as Amelia Earhart or Eleanor Roosevelt or Josephine Baker (though she may have known Jo! They both hung out in Paris during the 30s so it’s highly likely they crossed paths) or other women who actively campaigned for equality […]

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Pop Culture

Netflix Instant: Badass Leading Ladies

Welcome back to our roundup of Netflix Instant movies that may be relevant to your interests.  Today’s Theme: Badass Leading Ladies.  Get your Milk Duds ready, because I have some fun ones.