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News

PoC News in America

Busy week this week with groundbreaking Emmy wins, to the Papal visit, to this moment of peak whiteness, and Beyonce slaying at everything because she’s Beyonce. Let’s get to it.

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

This Week in Lady Reads (and News)

We’ve got a bit more news than usual this week since Sara’s on vacation, plus lots of other interesting things to read and watch. 

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International Women's Issues

You Should Be Following @everydaymiddleeast on Instagram Right Now

Rows of multicoloured wigs in an Istanbul shop window. Snowy hills seen from a ski lift. Abu Dhabi’s mint green central bus station. A 200-year old Yemeni knife. Two friends in Beirut share an umbrella; Omani shipbuilders inside a half-finished dhow; Syrian refugees under a blanket; the giant aquarium at Dubai Mall; a model walks her […]

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31 Days of Halloween

31 Days of Halloween — Day 30, Synthetic Shadows

Cassandra Panek of Synthetic Shadows is a suburban Philadelphia based photographer and artist. During the month of October, Panek has been producing a fantastically awesome Halloween-themed portrait series. She has shared some selections from her series, as well as some thoughts on her process, with Persephone Magazine. – Slay

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News

Friday News Bites: Obituaries, Comic Book Movies + More

Happy Friday! We have some more marriage equality updates, a timeline for future comic book movies, and the untimely passing of some notable people. Also, there’s a rather weird music/intelligence “study” with which I have some problems. Let’s get started:

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

In which my dream to do a group Heathers-themed Halloween costume is validated, Anaïs Nin continues to fascinate, and people have feelings about leggings. Plus much more!

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Perspectives

Confessions of a Death Hag

Ever since I was a child, I’ve been fascinated by accounts of death and murder. For me, it went beyond my love of horror films and the macabre and onto the deaths and murders of real, living people. With the advent of Wikipedia and the easy access I have to the internet, I was surprised […]

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

While we were off, this writer vacationed in a winter wonderland. That didn’t stop me from reading ALL the blogs. Here’s a taste of what occupied my time over the holidays. What did you read? 

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Life

My Life in Burlesque: On Brains and Breakthroughs

Public nudity doesn’t scare me. Many other things do.

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Perspectives

Wedding Traditions We Should Just Let Go

I am at that age. The one at which everyone you know is getting married. Right now, I’m attending at least two or three weddings every year, and I’m LOSING MY MIND. There are some things that need to stop very, very soon. 

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Pets

Dog Marketing 101: Taking Photos of Shelter Dogs

I used to think that I was an incredible pet photographer. But it turns out it’s not hard to get some great shots when you are with your pets nonstop and always have your phone on you. The pressure’s certainly on when you are photographing a shelter dog. Not only do you have limited time […]

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Perspectives

Photographic Memory

Once upon a time I was a photographer. Semi-professional.

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Books

Book Review: The Beautiful Anthology edited by Elizabeth Collins

Although beauty is subjective, sometimes our culture seems to decide, collectively, what we “should” consider beautiful. Is it straight teeth? The right outfit? A certain weight? Time period and geography change the ideal, but The Beautiful Anthology considers a more personal definition, beyond the “shoulds” of the world. Twenty-seven writers contribute to this collection with […]

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Persephone Birthday

Birthday Giveaway: INFINITE DISPOSABLE by Sara Habein and Tyson Habein

P-Mag doesn’t have “bookish” in its description for nothing. Would you like to get your mitts on a signed, limited edition collection of fiction paired with photography?

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Photography

Picture This: Signing Off

The time has come for me to say adieu and bid you all a happy life with your cameras, but before I go, I wish to impart a few pieces of wisdom.