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News

PoC News in America

We’ve covered Ferguson earlier this week, but as seen in the events following the anniversary protests, Ferguson remains a community divided.

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Lots of great reads in ladyblogland this week!

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Music

Fat Shaming and Misogyny in the Opera World

On Sunday, prolific and well-known reviewer and critic for the Telegraph, Rupert Christiansen, released an article on Glyndebourne’s production of Rosenkavalier, and oh, is it a train wreck rife with body shaming and misogyny.

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Open Thread

Monday Night Flashback Open Thread: First Performances

Good Monday, Persephoneers! I sincerely hope that this week is off to a good start. Yesterday, thanks to the Internet (and more specifically, a giveaway promotion), my family experienced the opera for the first time.

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Ladyguides

Ladyguide: Opera for N00bs

I’ve been to the opera exactly three times, so I don’t intend to hold myself out as an aficionado, or even a competent appreciator, but I do think I have something to contribute in the way of beginner opera-ing.

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll – 2/16

Not a week goes by that I don’t fantasize about moving to a house in the country where my nearest neighbor is 3 miles away.  Today’s fantasy is brought to you by My Opera Singing Neighbor, who has really been stepping up her practicing recently.  It wouldn’t be so bad except for every time it […]