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News

Friday News Bites: New Hampshire Primary, Oregon Standoff Ends + More:

Happy Friday, everyone! Bit of a short and sweet(?) News Bites this week, but I think we need that now and again. Let’s get started:

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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…

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News

Friday News Bites: Duggar Disgraces, FIFA Arrests, SCIENCE! + More

Greetings, fellow unicorns. It’s time once again to round up the news stories that caught my eye this week, and we have a lot to cover. Wade through the frustrating, soak in the interesting, and reward yourself with a good song at the end. Let’s get started:

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Dispatches From Ladyblogland

This week, we’ve got some writing-related news, including J.K. Rowling being lovely, and various other ladyblogging business. Shall we jump in?

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News

Friday News Bites: Equality Setbacks, Health Advisories, Sports + More

It’s not too often that I have much to say on the subject of sports, but we’ve got a few stories of note this week, as well as some new hurdles to LGBT equality. Throw in some medical/science-y bits, and we’ve got ourselves a newsy roundup. Let’s get to it:

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News

Friday News Bites: Bowe Bergdahl, Amazon vs. Hachette, Political Facepalms + More

Happy Friday, friends. We have a grab-bag of politicians making some … questionable decisions, LEGO being awesome, and the Amazon Overlords being rather Overlord-y. Let’s get started.

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This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny: Listicles Before Testicles

There’s not too much news to report this week, though what little there is still manages to be rage-inducing. However, I have a ton of awesome recommended readings for you, from listicles about ridiculous sex advice and the ignorant things people ask trans* people to discussions about doxxing and victim-blaming. Let’s jump on in! (As usual, […]

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Books

Book Review: “The Cuckoo’s Calling,” by Robert Galbraith

On one of those rare days that I spent several hours away from my computer and away from Tumblr, news broke that J.K. Rowling had written a new book under a pseudonym. I came home to a Tumblr dashboard full of posts relaying the news and I knew instantly that I’d be reading this book. […]

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Books

Book Review: “The Casual Vacancy”

When it was announced that J.K. Rowling had written an adult novel that was set to be released this year, I think the Harry Potter fandom had mixed feelings, as did the world of readers at large. After all, is it really possible for lightning to strike twice in the same place? Could J.K. Rowling […]

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Perspectives

The End Of An Era

Hogmanay is going to be here soon and I keep thinking about when eras come to an end. One era in particular: Harry Potter. Hear me out … I’m in my early twenties and part of the Harry Potter Generation. That is to say, I grew up with Harry Potter. And in July, said a […]

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Middlemarch Madness

Middlemarch Madness, Elite Eight Day Two

Welcome back to another evening of results.  Selena here, reporting from a good fifty miles below Persephone H.Q.  I want everyone to remember, as we go through these last few battles together, that I love each and every one of you.  Let’s all take a deep breath before we click, and quietly put all the […]

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Style

Harry Potter and the Costume Designer

I’ve been sitting here for an hour trying to figure out how to begin writing about fashion and style in the Harry Potter films.