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News

PoC News in America

This past week, the internet was abuzz with the racist Star Wars boycott news, but we were too busy appreciating the cuteness of the cast celebrating the trailer.

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Bodies

I Was Rooting For You, Topless Lady

If you’ve been watching news sources over the past couple of weeks, you’ve probably noticed that here in NYC, there has been an inordinate amount of time spent talking about boobs. Specifically, about women who wear paint on their boobs and pose for photos in Times Square.

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Music

Record Machine: 3 New York Songs Without Frank Sinatra

Friends, when you read this, I’ll be taking my first trip to New York City as an adult, so this week’s Record Machine is as indulgent as ever. And with all due respect to Frank Sinatra, let’s listen to a few other city-centric tunes.

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News

Friday News Bites: Cuba, Sydney, Happy Goats + More

Hello, fellow unicorns. This week, we’re a bit more international with our news bites, and I also have a few bonus stories that amused me. With all the horrible things that happen, it’s good to find a few points of light. Let’s get to it.

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Books

Book Review: The Abortionist’s Daughter by Elisa DeCarlo

Recently, the mister noted that I’ve become somewhat preoccupied with early 1900s “upper-crusty British people,” as he put it. Taking a look at my Netflix viewing and some of my reading, he’s not wrong. Though set in New York, Elisa DeCarlo’s The Abortionist’s Daughter fits snugly within a genre rife with burgeoning feminism and class […]

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Photography

Persephone Postcards: Bryant Park, NYC

New York City in the summertime can be magical.

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Photography

Persephone Postcards: My Office

Wish you were here?

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News

Friday News Bites: Twitter #Fail, Equality Advances, Net Neutrality + More

Greetings, my lovely unicorns, and Happy Friday. We have a variety of newsy bits to cover this week, and more of them to make up for last week’s vacation-posted brevity. Let’s dive right in:

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News

Friday News Bites: Potential Disasters, Actual Disasters + The World of Music

Somehow, this week’s attention ended up centering around music news stories, both good and bad. We’ve also got a car seat recall, an update regarding the gas explosion in Harlem on Wednesday, and more. Let’s get started.

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News

Friday News Bites: Equality Steps Forward, Entertainment Steps Back

We’ve got a mixed bag this week of (mostly) good news on the LGBT front, and some sad/disappointing news in the entertainment world. Plus, the usual oddball links that strike my fancy. Let’s get to it.

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This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny is a Wee Bit Less Stabby Than Usual

After all, most state legislatures and Congress are on holiday, so they aren’t writing laws about my uterus this week. Don’t worry, there’s still plenty of other misogyny in the news! (Trigger warnings apply for just about everything.)

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News

Midweek News

It’s news! All the news that’s fit to make you weep!

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Lunchtime Poll

LTP: Museum Memories!

This week, the Metropolitan Museum of Art stopped using their famous metal admissions tags, much to the disappointment of many museum goers. Luckily, I have a drawerful of these iconic pieces of New York City history, so I will be on eBay, capitalizing on nostalgia at some point in the future.

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Science

Science News: 7/2/13

I’ve got some special treats for you this week! From webcams, we’ve got a volcanic eruption and baby snow leopards. From a lady science blogger, a couple of fantastic takedowns of bad science (the sarcasm, it burns, but in a good way). Plus, news that’ll have you reaching for the paper towels instead of the […]

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Books

Pain, Parties, Work: Sylvia Plath in New York, Summer 1953 by Elizabeth Winder

Before The Bell Jar, before she became known as the “demon-plagued artist,” Sylvia Plath spent one summer in New York City working on Mademoiselle’s annual college issue. Elizabeth Winder’s new book Pain, Parties, Work explores that internship, Plath’s relationship with her fellow interns, her brief romances, and how the time set the stage for the rest of […]