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Persephone Bracket

The Return of the Fall Bracket

After taking a year off, and hearing in the reader survey that it was missed, we’re bring back the Wonderful World of Women (on TV) Bracket. 

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Food

The Act of Emotional Eating For When You Can’t Go Home: A Recipe

“A day without grits is a day without sunshine.” ““ Southern saying I first moved to New York from the south over eight years ago, a piddly amount of time if you think about it in the larger picture, but also a chunk of time that has caused me to question how the hell it […]

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Pop Culture

Never Mind the Neilsens: Round One, Day Eight

Today is the last day of round one, after we decide between the one and sixteen seeds in tonight’s poll. There are some really tough choices behind the break, so make sure you’re ready before you click through.

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Deus ex MacIntosh

Deus ex MacIntosh: Winning an Internet Argument

Dear Selena, How can TV help me win an Internet argument? Signed, Loaded for Bear, Needs Outlet

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Persephone Pioneers

Ladies Worth Knowing: Kenya (Robinson)

For the first ever Ladies Worth Knowing, I got the great pleasure and opportunity to interview Kenya (Robinson), a self-taught artist, working and living in Brooklyn, New York.

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Pop Culture

Where Have All The Cowboys Gone? Searching For Julia Sugarbaker

When I was growing up in the ’80s and ’90s, I was a stereotypical latchkey kid. My folks were never home and after school I would, after my homework was done (and sometimes before), spend my afternoons in front of the TV. It is, of course, a truth universally acknowledged that this is a bad […]

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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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Feminism

Great TV Feminists

While it’s still unusual to actually hear the word feminist used in a positive way on TV, there has been a fairly impressive list of feminist characters on network and cable TV.  Among the shrewish wives, the self-absorbed singles and the super mommies who normally fill the airwaves, we found some great lady role models […]