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Music

High Fives: Sara Habein

I had the pleasure to discuss music with one of my favorite people in the world, our own Sara Habein. We know how much I love lists and rankings, and it seems that having a discussion about music and adding rankings to things is right up my alley. I had so much fun having a little […]

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Music

Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Holiday Songs Edition

The past week was an easy one for many Americans thanks to paid time off, school holidays, and ample amounts of food. Because I work retail, Thanksgiving week involved lots of work and not much food. As Black Friday consumptions creep further into Thanksgiving, I realize I food and family will probably not be on […]

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Music

30 Years of Music: 1992

Oh, now that this column is firmly in the ’90s, it has already become difficult for me to narrow down my song choices. 1992 was a fantastic year for music. Get in:

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: Karaoke

There’s a sort of science to picking the perfect karaoke song. It has to be a well-known track, something catchy that people can sing along to easily. A little melodrama and theatricality doesn’t hurt either, especially if you’ve been tossing back cocktails all night (and, really, who does karaoke sober?).

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Pop Culture

My Day with Michelle Obama

I never thought I’d meet the First Lady, and I really never thought it would happen at Gwen Stefani’s house. But, that’s how My Day with Michelle (as I’ve started calling it) went down. 

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Ladyguides

My Love Affair With Questionable Fashion

I have an ongoing love affair with questionable fashion. Now, when I say questionable, I don’t mean like giving it the side-eye, “What in the hell is that and why are you wearing it?” fashion where I make a condescending judgment call. I mean the stuff that makes my 9-5 work day outfits pale in […]

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Movies

Imagining Race: The Hunger Games

Straight black hair, olive skin, and grey eyes. Suzanne Collins’ description of her protagonist – brief, almost in passing – has ignited debate across the Internet, and surely beyond, about race and Hollywood. It would be nearly impossible to miss the discussions, even if you hadn’t read the books.

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Music

“Just a Girl”: 16 Years Later

“Just a Girl” is a song that a lot of us who grew up in the nineties look back on fondly, but it’s not just an anthem of teenage girl rebellion for us, it’s really something that spans decades for many young women.

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Feminism

The Mother Of All Roles

I was watching the Oscars the other night in bed, trying to stay awake to see my betrothed Colin Firth win that long overdue award, when Natalie Portman won for Best Actress In A Leading Role. I thought her speech was very poignant and sweet. I especially loved the way she thanked her parents for […]

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We try it!

“Indians in the House”: Re-Reading My Favorite Chapter from Little House

While the Little House on The Prairie television show was a few years before my time (I only saw re-runs late at night or in random doctor’s lobbies), my mother bought me the complete boxed set of Little House books, which I read over and over again. My favorite books were On the Banks of […]