Categories
News

Friday News Bites: Feminist Lawmaking, Iowa Caucuses, Olympic Athlete Firsts + More

Happy Friday, everyone. We’re catching up on two weeks’ worth of news stories today, so let’s get started, and you can get a nice, shiny sense of somewhat informed accomplishment.

Categories
News

Friday News Bites: Flint Water Crisis, Obama Accomplishments + More

Hello, unicorns! How are we doing this week, in this world without David Bowie? Let’s catch up on some of this week’s interesting news stories…

Categories
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.

Categories
News

Friday News Bites: Syrian Refugee Updates, U.S. Open + More

Greetings, everyone. Here we are firmly into September, and hopefully those of you in super-hot weather will get a break soon. Let’s get right into this week’s news stories that caught my eye.

Categories
News

Friday News Bites: Caitlyn Jenner, Health Breakthroughs + More

This week, this beginning of Pride month, these past few days… I wish I could say I am heartened by the ongoing discussion of human rights and LGBTQ issues, but I’m tired. I’m tired and I’m disheartened, and there is so much more work to be done. Let’s just get to the news and end […]

Categories
Music

Persephone Playlist: Ten Songs Getting Me Through This Week, Midweek Edition

Happy Wednesday, all! It’s the middle of the week, and I’m trying to get through. Here’s a playlist of songs that are helping me cope. A lot of these songs are ones that I’ve known since I was really young, so I guess that must mean something.

Categories
News

Friday News Bites: Indiana Updates, David Bowie Theatre Project + More

Greetings, all. This week’s Friday News Bites are rather heavy on the Indiana-specific content, for a number of reasons, but we have some other governmental and entertainment matters to cover as well. Let’s get started:

Categories
Books

Read More Poetry: Life on Mars by Tracy K. Smith

How do I even begin to tell you how wonderful Life on Mars is? Tracy K. Smith’s poetry fills me with peace and such joy, even when she writes about how inhuman we can be.

Categories
News

Friday News Bites: Boston Olympic Bid, Free College + More

Happy Friday, friends. It’s more or less politics and entertainment this week, including a rare moment where I actually agree with something David Cameron said. Huh. I feel funny. Let’s get that story out of the way first…

Categories
Movies

Movies I’m Weirdly Obsessed With: A Knight’s Tale

Earlier this week, Hillary reviewed Galavant which reminded me how great A Knight’s Tale was. So in all it’s early 2000s glory, I revisit this magnificent celebration of b-list supporting character actors and anachronistic music scores.

Categories
News

Friday News Bites: Cuba, Sydney, Happy Goats + More

Hello, fellow unicorns. This week, we’re a bit more international with our news bites, and I also have a few bonus stories that amused me. With all the horrible things that happen, it’s good to find a few points of light. Let’s get to it.

Categories
Music

Twelve Christmas Songs I Actually Like

‘Tis the time of year for Christmas songs, be they decent or obnoxious… and everyone has their own ideas of what constitutes good or bad Christmas songs. Here are ten of my favorite Christmas and winter songs. Hopefully you find something you like!

Categories
Music

Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: JewelCourt edition

It is time to reveal my P-Mag birthday gift to the world! JewelCourt won my give away and was kind enough to give me an awesome birthday playlist. I was pleasantly surprised to see how well our tastes aligned.

Categories
Music

Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Penultimate Tracks

While researching my last column, I realized that a lot of second-to-last tracks were amazing. Like the final track edition, some of my favorites, like “Putting the Damage On” have already been used in some of my previous columns.

Categories
News

Friday News Bites: More Marriage Equality and David Bowie Goodness

That’s right, I’ve managed not one, but two news stories that involve David Bowie. We’ve also got some judges who could be heroes, just for one day…