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Serious Business

The Future of Persephone Magazine

As you’ve noticed, I’m sure, we’ve dropped off content by quite a bit. This post is to explain why, and to talk a bit about our future. Lest I bury the lede, the most important takeaway is that we’re not going anywhere. Pmag will stay online as long as the server bill gets paid, and […]

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This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny Wants Some Potato Skins

It’s been another banner week for misogyny news. Several studies were published that will likely depress you, and the weekly roundup of terrible people will probably piss you off. There’s some fun stuff at the end, though! (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.)

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Parenting

Dear Parents, You Need to Quit Acting Like a Persecuted Minority. Sincerely, Logic.

Despite the fact that parents are the majority in the U.S. (more than 80% of adults go the parent route), if daddy bloggers like Matt Walsh are to be believed, parents are a persecuted, defenseless minority beholden to the ruthless whims of the childless masses. In his recent blog post, “Dear parents, you need to […]

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Op Ed

Love It/Hate It: Facebook

It’s a Love It/Hate It extravaganza this week, as we bring you not one, not two, but three gripping tales of things some of us like that some of us don’t like. Today’s topic: Facebook. Today’s players: Hillary and me, Selena.

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New Show Recap

New Show Recap: The New Normal, Episode 1.14, “Stay-At-Home Dad”

This week’s The New Normal is all about child care arrangements and having realistic expectations of your parenting abilities. And also Rocky’s dreams of being a producer. But mostly the parenting stuff.

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Food

Reclaiming Iceberg

I’m going to tell you something that most people find weird. I used to eat iceberg lettuce by the head. Like an apple. It was the most delicious thing.

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Op Ed

Another Take on the Native/Tourist Dynamic

I am an NYC-dweller who has the outside perspective of one who has spent half her life in another place (Virginia, to be exact). I was heading home on the subway yesterday after a not-fun day at work, and I was in a terrible mood due to something blog-related, so my fuse was shorter than […]

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Technology

Did You Hear? Facebook is Done

So I woke up this morning to find that the press has apparently begun trumpeting Facebook’s demise. As is always the case with a regurgitated news story, it’s hard to tell where it started and when.

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Op Ed

Zombie Jesus Day and Other Things I Don’t Find Funny

Yesterday was Easter, which means my Internet-life was full of references to Happy Zombie Jesus Day and photoshopped images of Jesus pooping Easter Eggs.  It aggravates me enough every year that I consider stepping away from the Internet entirely, but this year I decided to think more about why I don’t think it’s funny.

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Pop Culture

Community: Spring Fever

Community’s back! How I’ve missed the whole gang. Except Pierce. It’s springtime at Greendale and the study group is picking out spring elective courses. While Britta and Troy have signed up for an acting class, Jeff and Pierce have ended up in the same wine-tasting class.

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Politics

Civil Vandalism: A Manifesto

There are many ways in which I could be a better person. I could drop my laundry quarters into the coffee cups of the panhandlers outside my office. I could work to suppress my nervous reaction to sad or uncomfortable news, which is to giggle uncontrollably.

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Life

Campfire Tales

The reasons I hated the Sioux-Ute dance were sevenfold: 1. The music would be deafening and of the Lil’ Wayne and Jonas Brothers variety. 2. I would spend the evening policing the furtive grindings of 14-year-olds and the night patrolling the camp grounds for secret rendezvous.

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Perspectives

No Home (Potty) Training

Unbelievably, I’ve heard more than one man wonder, almost wistfully, what the inside of the ladies’ room is like. There must be a reason we all tromp there in packs, right? Surely the line is always as long as the men’s because it’s just so awesome in there. They seem to think it’s all fainting […]

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Sports

Women Are Football Fans Too!

I like sports. Nay, I  love them. I have a problem when people make claims that I don’t know anything about them or know what I am talking about. That just because I couldn’t care less about the Super Bowl, that means that I am not really a fan. So let’s break my fandom down.

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New Show Recap

Community: All About Annie

Hi guys, it’s been about a month since the awesomesauce Christmas claymation episode of Community aired, and we’re finally back with a new episode! Don’t forget that if you’re still not on board with this show, I hate you a little bit and you have no excuse to miss it, because new episodes are free […]