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Music

Persephone Playlist: Ten Songs Getting Me Through This Week

My life has been a little crazy lately, and I feel like I can’t get a minute to catch my breath. Luckily, here’s a list of ten songs keeping me sane this week! Hope these help you keep a level head, too, as you try to make it to next weekend!

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News

Friday News Bites: Arts, SCIENCE! + More

Happy Friday and Happy Halloween, everyone! If you’re celebrating the holiday today, whether at a party or with your munchkins, I hope you have a fun time. We’ve got a lot of science-y links to cap off the week, as well as the usual mixed bag of things I found interesting. Let’s get to it.

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Music

Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Bizarre Cover Edition

The internet is weird. It gives you a billion songs at your disposal. Once you get sucked into the YouTube black hole, you find things out that you never knew existed before. I have found out about some amazing and bizarre covers because of just going down that rabbit hole. I was posting one such […]

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Open Thread

Thursday Dance Party Open Thread

“I’m not offended by dumb blonde jokes because I know that I’m not dumb. I also know I’m not blonde.”  Dolly, you are a goddess.

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Pop Culture

Celebrity Slot Machines

Two weeks ago, I took a three-day trip to Las Vegas. I like playing slot machines while I am there (table games terrify me), and on this trip, I noticed that more and more celebrities are getting in on the gambling action. 

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Open Thread

This Open Thread is Back

Oh kittens.

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Open Thread

Monday Open Thread: Workin’ 9 to 5

Time to get back to work, Persephoneers.

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Open Thread

This Midweek Musical Open Thread Will Always Love You

We’ve made it halfway through the week, Persephoneers.

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Music

My Favorite Kinda Messed-Up Christmas Songs

Christmas music comes in many different forms. Some people love the hymns and traditional carols they grew up with, while others prefer more recent pop hits. Being one who can never takes such things too seriously, I tend to have a soft spot for Christmas songs that are, well, a little different. 

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Open Thread

Weekend Open Thread Commentganza

It’s only nine o’clock, but the hamster in the wheel that makes our server go needs a drink, so we’re knocking off early and letting you guys have run of the place until Monday.  Have a great weekend!

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Perspectives

On Childhood Heroes, And Why Dolly Parton Remains

My first moments of self-awareness came in the 1980s – that I was a female-identified person, an intelligent person, a driven person, and a person who didn’t half mind being the center of attention. Those traits were not easy for a child in an evangelical southern family to navigate. Unaware of the possibilities of gender […]

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Perspectives

The Worst Thanksgiving Ever

Thanksgiving has never been one of my favorite holidays. To put it bluntly, unlike Halloween and Christmas (read: candy and presents), Thanksgiving generally fails to inspire much speculation or wonder in me. It’s marked by predictability and cozy tradition, which is probably why my already ambivalent feelings for the holiday spiralled downward when I left […]