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New Show Recap: Boardwalk Empire, “Acres of Diamonds”

Following three seasons of the incredibly charming, though massively flawed Gillian Darmody as a staple of the show, she was a welcome returning character after being absent in Episode 2. After the almost-coup of last season culminating in a massacre in The Artemis Club, Gillian’s brothel, she’s left with no business to run and a […]

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Life

The Psychology of Letting Go

TW: death, suicide Last July, my friend J was found in a park, dead by his own hand. And I lost it. I’m still not completely sure why: though he’d been a huge influence on me, he’d also been out of my life for several years. 

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Open Thread

This Weekend Open Thread Could Use a Drink

Toss back a few with me, will you?

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LadyGhosts of TV Past

What I Watched Last Night: The State Within

Continuing on with my miniseries kick as of late, over a few nights, I watched the seven installments of the BBC drama The State Within. The story can feel a little convoluted at times, but overall, it’s a good production.

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Persephone Birthday

Best of P-Mag: Hey There Delilah, or How a Cranky Agnostic Copes With Grief Via a Christian DJ

This post will break your heart, but it’s an amazing piece of writing. -Hillary Trigger warning: the following piece discusses a suicide.

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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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Life

Hey There Delilah, or How a Cranky Agnostic Copes With Grief Via a Christian DJ

Trigger warning: the following piece discusses a suicide. It also might not make sense.

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Movies

Dudes Have Feelings and Blow Stuff Up: A Review of Chronicle

Essentially, Chronicle is a movie about three dudes in high school who get superpowers. These dudes aren’t particularly close friends prior to a strange, underground organism giving them telekinesis. Their friendship blossoms out of the unique experience. Seriously though, when with a tiny group of people, and some ridiculous shit goes down that group can’t really tell […]

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: 12/27/11

Welcome back, Persephoneers! I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season. Aside from a few toddler meltdowns when my little one got a bit overwhelmed by all the new stuff, a toy that turned out to be really obnoxious, and eating way too much ham and stuffing at dinner, my holiday season went surprisingly […]

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Deus ex MacIntosh

Deus ex MacIntosh: It Could Be Worse

Dear Deus ex MacIntosh, What the fuck is up with mother-in-laws and why can’t they ever shut the hell up about my radish flowers and other inane minutae? Signed, Defeated Daughter-in-Law

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Pop Culture

What Are You Willing To Do For A Reality Show?

I have a confession to make: I watched Kim Kardashian’s 97-hour wedding extravaganza on E! this week. I’m not ashamed, but I’m also not going to be writing about the actual show. Instead, I want to talk about why people do reality television, and if they care about how they are portrayed, even if it […]

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Life

Canceling Your Membership to the “Drama Club”

I just celebrated a birthday last week, and one of my resolutions to my newly 30-something self was that I was going to take any means necessary to end the drama in my life. As a person with high levels of anxiety, high blood pressure and occasional black moods, I felt it would be beneficial […]

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Perspectives

The Well-Meaning Jellyfish in Your Life

We’ve all had a “well meaning” person crop up in our life now and again. That person who offers you diet pills even though you never asked for advice on losing weight; the person who takes it upon themselves to tell you all about what an asshole the guy you just started dating is; the […]

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Bodies

Body Acceptance Is Not A Lazy Choice

Earlier this week, I had a really infuriating call with a member of my family. She told me that despite all this “body acceptance stuff,” I had to start taking care of myself. When I asked her what she meant by that, she said, “Making healthier food choices.”

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Pop Culture

What is it About New Jersey?

There are some trends, like vampires (thanks, Twilight!), that just won’t go away. Another one is anything remotely having to do with New Jersey, and it is especially prevalent on television.