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Pop Culture

2014’s Summer TV Lacked Sass

This summer, many networks have dunked their toes into airing original, first-run programming. While fresh summer TV is old hat for cable networks like USA, it seemed like every network had an idea for a prestige drama or two.

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Open Thread

This Weekend Open Thread is Avoiding Manhattan

The big game is upon us, which means there’s profit to be had.

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Pop Culture

Kickstartable: The Loves of Aaron Burr: Portraits in Corsetry and Binding

This week in Kickstartable, we have a project called “The Loves of Aaron Burr: Portraits in Corsetry and Binding.” How can you not click through with a title like that?

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Food

New York Egg Cream is a Sweet Though Confusing Confection

Contrary to common sense, the New York Egg Cream contains neither eggs nor cream, so let’s get that out of the way.  An egg cream is a fountain drink made popular in New York in the 1900s and may be my favorite use of seltzer to date.  Several places in New York are now offering vegan versions, and with three ingredients you can […]

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Music

ESC Countdown: Estonia and Finland

Welcome to the Persephone ESC Countdown! Today we’ll be visiting Estonia and Finland.