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Life

My Feminist Hat

Jon and I were watching a comedian recently that had come highly recommended as “absolutely hilarious.” I made it through five minutes before I couldn’t take it anymore.

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: Your Trashy, Guilty Pleasures

Dear Persephoneers, today I’m thinking about guilty pleasures.

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Perspectives

No Such Thing as a Guilty Pleasure

The phrase “guilty pleasure” gets thrown around a lot, whether it’s about loving America’s Next Top Model, a Ke$ha song, or eating at Taco Bell. P-Mag even has a slew of posts tagged with it. However, when it comes to the things that entertain us or otherwise make us happy, I say that there is […]

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Music

Enya, the Post-New Age Punk

It’s taken me nine years, but I’m ready to go public. Enya is a total BAMF.

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Pop Culture

Guilty Pleasures: Ghost Hunters

Ghost Hunters, on SciFi (I refuse to spell it their way!), is a reality show that follows The Atlantic Paranormal Society (or TAPS) as they travel the country visiting haunted houses and locations.

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Pop Culture

Why “Reality Bites” is Still Worth Watching

I bought Reality Bites on VHS in 1995, when I was 16, in those primitive days when you had to wait around a year to see a movie you’d missed in the theater. As I paid, my dad asked the sales clerk what it was about. “It’s a minor slacker film that teens seem to […]

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Pop Culture

Guilty Pleasures: House Hunters

Actually, I’m not even sure I can count this as a guilty “pleasure” because an episode of House Hunters (on HGTV) usually ends up with me yelling at my TV. So”¦ more guilty, less pleasure.

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Veg*

Dairy and Lactose Be Damned! (Vegan) Cheese-Drenched Munchies for the Rest of Us

Praise be to Daiya! Lactose intolerant rejoice! Finally, a vegan cheese worth bragging about has arrived on the market. Let’s be real here ““ many vegan cheeses get the texture, smell, and taste way wrong. Embarrassingly wrong.

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Pop Culture

The Secret, Wonderful World Of Fanfic

There’s a topic which I’ve seen popping up here and there in our comments recently, and that topic is fanfic.  I believe fanfic is an under-appreciated art form, and I think we should change all of that right here and now.  It’s time for those of us that love to curl up with our computer […]

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Perspectives

Guilty Pleasures: Real Estate Voyeurism

I was going to call this post “Real Estate Porn” but figured it would be better not to have the word “porn” in the url (Persephone Magazine: staying just this side of SFW since 2010!). I hope I’m not alone, though, in pursuing this particular guilty pleasure. All it entails is spending large blocks of […]

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Crossposts

Baby, It’s Still Cold Outside

With the blizzard in New Jersey stranding me in my home, today seemed like the perfect day to do a post on the song “Baby It’s Cold Outside” and guilty pleasures in general. I think I have listened to the Glee version of this song (and watched the clip from the episode) at least 60 […]

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Perspectives

Guilty Pleasures: Blowing People Off

Well, it’s a Friday, it’s (sorta) almost Christmas, and there was no new Community last night for me to recap. So why not talk about one of my favorite guilty pleasures, in which I’ll be taking part all weekend: blowing people off. Don’t judge me; you know you do it, and you know once in […]

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Pop Culture

Guilty Pleasures: Hoarders

So, in our last installment, we discussed a show about ghost stories. This time, we’re going to examine a TV show that’s perhaps more frightening than visits from the dead: Hoarders. I would hope this show doesn’t need description, but a quick summary: the show focuses on two individuals or families who are dealing with […]

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Pop Culture

Guilty Pleasures: My Ghost Story

In the near future, some of us at Persephone are going to be sharing our guilty pleasures with you. Why? Well, why not? Since this week has been a little heavy around here (bullying, cancer, evil corn refiners), I thought I’d jump in on this Friday and let you know one of my favorites. It’s […]