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Open Thread: Please Pass the Salt-n-Pepa

There’s just nothing to get your blood pumping like blasting “Shoop” while driving with the windows down.

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Open Thread

Thursday Dance Party Open Thread for 4/18/13

This week. Let’s just get right to the music and dance.

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Music

30 Years of Music: 1993

1993! You are a wealth of musical riches! How am I to be happy with a mere ten songs of your excellence? By picking fifteen instead, that’s how. Turn up yer speakers, kids, we have a bit of (almost) everything this week.

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Music

30 Years of Music: 1986

1986, already! The year of my brother’s birth. I venture outside of my usual musical territory this time around, and let us all be better for it. Behold…

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Open Thread

This Wednesday OT is Hoppin’

There are some songs that you just can’t NOT sing along to.  This is one of them. Let’s celebrate the week being officially more than half-over.

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Style

Grandma Had it Goin’™ On: Your Guide to Vintage Fashion of the 1980s

Like, ohmyGod, it’s totally 80s over here! Do you still own Hammer pants? Well, that’s too bad–they’re not back in. Carolina Herrera does not go near that shit, people. But you can wear the 80s today if you dare, radical ladies. So put on your Madonna and let’s talk about the 1980s!

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Bodies

None of Your Business (My Weight)

I’ve recently started training with a personal trainer, and in a few short sessions I’ve started to see really impressive results. I’m really happy with the work I’ve been doing and the muscles I’m gaining. I am really unhappy with the comments I’ve been getting from people I hardly know (my super, my neighbor who […]

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Weekend Open Thread: Join Us in the Persephone Lounge

It’s Friday, people! Which means another week under our belts, and another weekend to look forward to. We unleashed some exciting changes for our commenters, including previewing and formatting your comments, and the ability to add pictures. I encourage you to play with these new features as you start unwinding for the weekend. To kick […]

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Music

Ladies First

I originally pitched writing a sort of “History of Women in Hip Hop” post but couldn’t find my way as I wasn’t sure which route to follow. Then it dawned on me, I should write about the women in hip hop that I love most and why. I have been a rabid hip hop fan […]

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Op Ed

We R Who We R?

There is a lot of discussion about the state of pop music and the women who are in the mix. (GET IT, THE JOKE?) The indelible Sady Doyle  discussed the issue at length, with her explanation about how Katy Perry is in fact, a false feminist prophet in fake eyelashes and polka-dots.