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News

Friday News Bites: More LGBTQ Progress, Notable Obits + More

Happy Friday, everyone. Lots to cover this week with everything from 2015 Emmy nominations to new birth control laws to Pluto finally getting its close-up. Let’s get started:

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News

PoC News in America

The Superbowl has come and gone, but the hilarity of Key & Peele’s Richard Sherman & Marshawn Lynch interview sketch lives on forever.

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Music

Why 1994 Matters to Me: Part 2

Following up last week’s nostalgia trip is the last ten albums of 1994 that really stir up memories for me. This part of the list made me a little misty eyed again thinking about life and death. Thinking about mortality really gets to me sometimes and it’s been a hard week for me personally. 

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Just for Fun

FMK: Music Edition

It’s time to play fuck, marry, or kill! But instead of celebrities or characters, we’re going to have to choose between songs with the same name or theme. 

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Open Thread Uncategorized

Thursday Dance Party Open Thread

When this song came on the radio today, my coworker came out of the office and pointed up to the speaker. “Are they really playing ‘Creep’?” 

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

While misogyny rules the day, a few women are working to make the world a little better. Let’s see the battles we fought this week.

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Perspectives

The (Semi) Learning Channel

“You know there are other channels besides TLC, right?” my boyfriend called from across the apartment. Oops. He had discovered my dirty little secret: My DVR filled with repeats of Say Yes to the Dress, Toddlers and Tiaras, and yes, even 19 Kids and Counting. I blamed it on my terrible cable package, that most […]

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Music

30 Years of Music: 1994

What a great year 1994 was for music. Once again, I’ve found it nearly impossible to limit myself to just ten great songs and have instead picked fifteen while still leaving out so many that I hope we’ll talk about in the comments. Let’s start with some more pop tracks and finish with the rock […]

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Pop Culture

“Extreme Cheapskates” Gives Being Thrifty a New Meaning

Because I spend too much money, I thought that checking out TLC’s latest show, Extreme Cheapskates, might enlighten me on ways I can save next time I’m at the grocery store or the mall. Of course, I forgot this was a TLC show, so instead of learning anything I actually ended up shocked and in […]

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Pop Culture

“Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” and There Goes My IQ

I just watched the trailer for Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, TLC’s latest non-educational reality show, and I am both angry at myself for wasting precious minutes of my life, and annoyed at TLC for actually approving this mess of a television program.