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Friday News Bites: Animal Selfies + Doctor Who

We’re a bit more entertainment-skewed this week, partially because my hackles are still raised from last week’s WTF-ery. First, the non-entertainment stuff:

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Pop Culture

The Royal Wedding: Thoughts One Year Later

A year has passed since Prince William married Catherine Middleton. I remember setting the alarm on my phone to wake me up at 3 a.m. I switched back and forth between the coverage on CNN and BBC America. I was liveblogging the event on Tumblr, alongside some of my favorite bloggers. In the few days […]

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Pop Culture

William & Kate: Not My Kind of Lifetime Movie

Sometimes there’s nothing better than kicking back at the end of a long day and watching one of the ridiculous and convoluted movies that Lifetime is famous for. I usually just stick to watching Unsolved Mysteries and How I Met Your Mother re-runs on the channel

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Pop Culture

Why Does Kate Middleton (And Her Famous Hair) Appeal to Americans?

Whether Americans care about Prince William’s impending nuptials is an ever-changing story, at least as reported by the press. One day, we uncouth commoners just can’t get enough of Ms. Kate Middleton aka the future Princess of Wales aka the long-term future Queen Catherine VI. The next day we’re being our cheeky, revolutionary selves, not […]

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Op Ed

In Defense of Kate Middleton

Yeah, I know, she doesn’t really need defending. She’s a wealthy, beautiful, stylish British woman who is about to become a princess. But! It seems as though since her engagement to her boyfriend of seven years, who just happens to be Prince William, everyone’s favorite hobby has become picking her apart.

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We try it!

We Try It!: Hipster-Lit + YA Gold

It is a sad day. I wanted to review Patti Smith’s autobiography Just Kids, but guess what? Apparently two-day shipping is no longer literal (yet another reason to boycott Amazon! The only thing standing in my way is already having a Prime account and my own cheapskate personality). In the meantime, I’d like to share […]

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News

The Royal Wedding and the Benefits of Escapism

As everyone has surely heard, Prince William and Kate Middleton are going to throw themselves a wedding.  I was surprised to find myself a little excited by the prospect of a big splashy royal to-do.  I think a little escapism that doesn’t involve speculating as to which former Disney starlette is putting what up her […]