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Persephone Birthday

Birthday Giveway: Personalized Fanfiction from MJ

Simply put, fanfiction is new fiction that is created using established characters from books, TV shows or movies. Repeated use of the phrase “Oh, my” is optional.

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Books

Book Review: “Between You and Me”

I’ve followed Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus for a decade now, ever since they burst onto the scene with the bestselling domestic tell-all The Nanny Diaries. Their follow-up, Citizen Girl, was also excellent, with a feminist protagonist struggling to stay employed while maintaining her values. I feel they’ve lost their edge in recent years, with […]

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Books

Book Review: “Making Piece: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Pie”

When I’m stressed out,  I bake. My repertoire consists of exactly two goods: banana muffins (slightly updated recipe from my mom’s circa-1970’s cookbook) and chocolate chip cookies (back of the Trader Joe’s chocolate chip bag, slightly updated from Nestle). I have my limits, sure. But it’s hard to dispute this form of coping. It’s cheaper […]

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Lunchtime Poll

LTP: 10/4

It’s Persephone Magazine’s glitter-spangled, cheese-dog munching, unicorn-riding, literate, competitive, altogether too fabulous for words motha-lovin’ birthday today! 

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Lunchtime Poll

LTP 6/17: Purse-A-Phone

A few nights ago, Gobiasomecoffee mentioned in the OT that her dad thinks Persephone is pronounced Purse-a-phone.  From what I can tell, this is pretty common. I know I thought she was Purse-a-phone until my seventh-grade English class talked about mythology. Since so many of us are readers, I’ll bet everyone has at least a […]

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Perspectives

Persephone on Persephone

Last night, Luci Furious and I had the pleasure of seeing the awesomely-named Six Seeds: The Persephone Project. The play, produced by Warner | Shaw and the Theater at the Tank in New York, is an exploration of the myth of Persephone. You may remember Mara’s piece on her participation in the project last week.

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Open Thread

Tuesday Trivia and Open Thread

What with Meeting Persephone and Persephone in the Media, we’ve been talking about our namesake a lot lately.  It’s got me wondering, how well do you know your Greek mythology?  I was a total mythology nerd when I was younger.  Actually, “was” is inaccurate, I’m still pretty much a mythology nerd.  I’ll start you off […]