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Music

A Diwali Carol Playlist

It’s time to clean everything, go shopping, and eat until you explode. As I mentioned last year, I don’t know that much about Diwali. I do know there aren’t enough Diwali carols, or really any.

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Pop Culture

Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Stand-Up Comedy Edition

Sometimes we all just need a good laugh. I fall asleep to comedy each night because somehow those funny people soothe me off into dreamland. I tend to also consume it a lot in general, so I bring you my ten favorite current comedians. 

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Humor

The Spirit of Mitch Hedberg

Ten years ago on March 30, America lost one of its most brilliant minds. Mitch Hedberg is cited all the time as one of the most influential comedians by other comedians of the last 25 years. I happen to agree with those comedians. 

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Ladyblogland let us know about some awesome stuff this week.

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Persephone Pioneers

Persephone Pioneers: Jenny Yang

This week’s Persephone Pioneer is comedian, writer, and co-founder of the Dis/orient/ed Comedy tour, the first all Asian American female standup comedy tour, Jenny Yang.

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News

Friday News Bites: Heavy on the #Ferguson and Robin Williams

Oh, friends, my heart is heavy with everything happening this week. I cannot cover it all, but I can at least give you a few interesting stories, and we’ll end on an up-note, I promise.

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Persephone Pioneers

Persephone Pioneers: Mona Concepcion

This week’s Persephone Pioneer is writer, blogger, and the world’s only female Chamorro comedian, Mona Concepcion!

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Persephone Pioneers

Persephone Pioneers: Paige Weldon

Paige Weldon is a Los Angeles-based comedian and co-founder of the comedy website, The Higgs Weldon. I came across her work after recently following her on Twitter. I would describe her comedy as insightful, witty, awkward, and smart. Just the way I like it!

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Fire up your favorite web clipper because I read so much cool stuff this past week.

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Persephone Pioneers

Persephone Pioneers: 2 Girls, 1 Asian

Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin and Kelly Colburn make up the dynamic duo ensemble, 2 Girls 1 Asian, a new web series about two girls living in New York city, experiencing your typical 20-something situations, and of course, being half Asian and white.

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

This week’s dispatches have it all: Comedy! Drama! Gravity-defying stunts!

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Humor

Can Anger Turn Into Comedy?

It seems that nearly everyone has a different opinion about what is and is not funny. One common definition is, “Comedy equals tragedy plus time.” Another definition explains, “When I fall into a sewer, it’s bad, but when someone else falls in, it’s funny.” And you can find thousands of websites purporting to explain why […]

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

While you’re in a food coma this week, enjoy these reads from ladyblogland.

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Movies

Classic Woman-centric Movie Review: I Was a Male War Bride

Hello, Persephoneers! It’s been a very long week for me, as I’m sure it has been for all of you, so this week’s classic movie pick is going to be light and humorous. I Was a Male War Bride, which stars Cary Grant and Ann Sheridan, was released in 1947 and was directed by Howard […]

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Pop Culture

Prank or PR Genius: Kristen Schaal

I know Kristen Schaal from her stalker role in Flight of the Conchords. She is also the voice of the character, Mabel, in my sons’ favorite show Gravity Falls. So, I figured I’d be in for some interesting, albeit awkward, comedy in her special on Comedy Central.