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Friday News Bites: Next in LGBTQ Equality, Who is Burning Black Churches + More

Greetings, Persephoneers. My deadline didn’t quite catch the amazing news last Friday that the US Supreme Court declared marriage equality to be the law of the land, but with the whole of the Internet exploding in rainbows and discussion, let’s move on to what’s next in the fight for LGBTQ equality:

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Music

Record Machine: Top 5 Stevie Nicks Songs

About a month ago, in honor of her rejoining the band on tour, I talked about my favorite Christine McVie songs, but we can’t forget Fleetwood Mac’s other leading lady: Stevie Nicks. Though it’s difficult to pick just five songs, let me try.

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Perspectives

Why Do We Need Ballet to Be a Sport?

In late July, the athletic wear company Under Armour unveiled a new ad campaign featuring gorgeous badass ballerina Misty Copeland of the American Ballet Theater. The campaign, titled “I Will What I Want,” immediately became the subject of much publicity and discussion all over the Internet. Countless outlets, including USA Today, announced it under the headline, […]

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

What can I say about this week other than it was electric?

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Just for Fun

Misty Copeland is Everything

This is a post about an ad, which is something we almost never do, but this ad is like nothing you’ve ever seen. 

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Get your clicking fingers ready, because ladyblogland delivered this past week.

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Pop Culture

The Death of Bunheads

Does anyone remember Bunheads? It was this quirky little show about ballerinas by Amy Sherman-Palladino (Gilmore Girls) that I remember actually first made me want to write for Persephone. I saw the many television show recaps through Persephone that drew together fans of shows and had great conversations and I wanted to do that too. […]

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Open Thread

It’s the Day of the Open Thread, Y’all!

Please tell me I’m not the only Waiting for Guffman fan here or that joke is gonna make no sense.

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Movies

Classic Woman-centric Movie Review: The Red Shoes (1948)

The film The Red Shoes, made in 1948, is not only loosely based on Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale of the same name, but it was also inspired by an event in the life of British ballerina Diana Gould.  The film stars another famous British ballet dancer, Moira Shearer, and Anton Holbrook and Marius Goring.

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Perspectives

Sometimes Say Never

I’m a believer in setting goals, aiming high, and working hard to do the things you want to do in life. I have a Life List, and I’m gradually ticking things off it. You never know what you can achieve until you try, even if it seems odd or crazy or too ambitious for you […]