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Music

Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Back from the Holiday Edition

And it’s back to work on Monday after the Easter weekend! I didn’t really have a long weekend, but I sure did a lot of running around. Here are ten songs to keep me sane this week.

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Music

A Playlist for Conference Planning

Conference planning is terrible. The past few weeks of my life (and next few days) have been completely dedicated to conference planning. As the default event coordinator in my understaffed office, this is a lot of wrangling people and offices and supplies and everything under the sun. This is also calling hotels, ordering tote bags, […]

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Music

Five Songs Getting Me Through This Week

Hello, Persephoneers! I’ve been terribly sick this week, and it turns out I’m home with pneumonia today. But here are five songs that have not only gotten me through this week, but today as well! Hopefully they help you out, too!

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News

Friday News Bites: Cathy McMorris Rodgers Remains Willfully Ignorant + Strange-But-True Stories

Friends, I lived in Spokane, Washington for seven years, where Cathy McMorris Rodgers kept getting reelected, while the Democratic party seemed to merely wring their hands and would run ineffectual candidates against her. After her barrage of campaign ads, we would then get her “surveys” in the mail asking what our “concerns” were, all with […]

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

While we were off, this writer vacationed in a winter wonderland. That didn’t stop me from reading ALL the blogs. Here’s a taste of what occupied my time over the holidays. What did you read? 

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This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny Loves Girls

It’s misogyny time! We’ve got one victory in the abortion-rights fight (but more bad news), a fantastic Twitter hashtag in response to a horrible “motivational” speaker, Fox News idiocy, and the best Beastie Boys cover ever! 

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Pop Culture

Saturday Pop Culture Brunch: We’ll Never Be Royals

Every now and then a song catches my attention, and this month, it’s Lorde’s “Royals.”