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Pop Culture

A Smattering of TV Shows That Went Spectacularly Downhill

For the last several years, I’ve been recapping HBO’s True Blood here on Persephone Magazine. A longtime fan of both The Southern Vampire Mystery series, on which the show is based, and of vampire-based pop culture, I was excited to see HBO pick up the series. I loved the shows initial blend of camp and […]

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Pop Culture

#Glee: Can We Discuss The Return Of #Samcedes?

I want to talk about last night’s episode of Glee. Specifically the return of Samcedes.

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Bodies

Fitness Challenge Week 3 – Pump Up the Jams

My workout playlist is filled with some embarrassing nonsense, folks, and I love it.

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You Complete Me Internet

Gif It to Me, Baby: High Fives and Fist Bumps

Whether you go old school with the high five or play it cool with a fist bump, I’ve got gifs for you! 

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Pop Culture

Representing the Underrepresented: How I Met Your Mother and Performative Contradictions

Every show has one… the token minority character. Tokenism, as we’re all aware, is wildly problematic.

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Just for Fun

What I Watched Last Night: Glee

Have you ever realized how many musical shows are on television now? Glee, The Voice, American Idol, America’s Got Talent, and even Dancing With the Stars. There is a new one starting with Kelly Clarkson, Duets.

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Pop Culture

Sorting the Stars: Isla, Amy & Jayma

Welcome back to another edition where I show my lack of pop culture.

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Mental Illness

Caregiving: Glee

Good evening, Persephoneers! Yet again I’m here in my pajamas, though at least this time with good reason, which also happens to be the explanation for why I haven’t been around much lately: I’m not well. In fact, the only one in the Juniper Household not to have been unwell is Juniper Puss. The rest […]

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: Embarrassing Music

Happy Wednesday, my little rays of Internet sunshine!  I hope everyone’s week is going as well as can be expected! Today’s lunchtime poll is about music again, because I’ve been digging out my old mix CDs and I found an ancient iTunes back-up with a bunch of songs I thought I’d lost forever.

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Pop Culture

My TV Wishes for 2012

It’s a New Year, and here are some of the things I would love to see happen in 2012, television-wise. 

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New Show Recap

A Gleeful Community Christmas!

I laughed through this episode of Community the same way I laughed through last year’s “mockumentary” episode: loudly. Somehow I think the fact that a show I liked was being made fun of (last year: Parks & Recreation; this year: Glee) made it that much funnier.

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New Show Recap

Gleecap: “Born This Way”

I’m going to be honest with you, Persephepeople. I thought I was going to hate this episode, and I ended up really, really liking it.

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New Show Recap

Recap: Glee “A Night Of Neglect”

Previously on Glee, Sue tried to destroy the glee club, and Rachel learned a lesson about how to get along with people.  Tonight on Glee, Sue tries to destroy the glee club and Rachel learns a lesson about how to get along with people.   Saltwater Taffy plays a role.

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New Show Recap

Raising Hope: One Flipflop Short

Once again, there is no new Parenthood tonight, which makes me sad. I did catch the last fifteen minutes of Glee, which was kind of amazing, but I’ll leave that review to Selena. Instead, I’m recapping Raising Hope, that quirky comedy that comes on after Glee each week.

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Pop Culture

Cheering Brittana

As much attention as Glee has gotten lately for its portrayal of gay teens on television, I wasn’t so convinced. It’s great that there’s a main character on a TV show for gay and questioning youth (and everyone else) to see. It’s even better, and more encouraging, that the reponse to gay teens in primetime […]