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Just for Fun

The ‘End of Year List’ List

Love them or hate them, end-of-the-year roundups are now just an essential part of December. Everything that we can rank the best of, will be ranked and then vehemently disagreed with in the comment sections.

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Pop Culture

Getting Questionable With Age

We all have childhood movie and TV faves that never seem to translate once you look at them with grown-up eyes.

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Pop Culture

Breaking Up is Hard to Do

Giving up something you have loved for six years is really really freaking hard. Anytime someone breaks up with a long term relationship, the fallout hurts immensely. Last week, I was forced into a break up of a six year relationship. Transmisogyny ruined this relationship. (Spoilers below)

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News

PoC News in America

We’ve covered Ferguson earlier this week, but as seen in the events following the anniversary protests, Ferguson remains a community divided.

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Open Thread

This Open Thread is Crushed

Let’s pour one out for Hannibal. 

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Pop Culture

Deadline Hollywood is Dead Ass Wrong

Recently Deadline Hollywood’s Nellie Andreeva posed the question, “Pilots 2015: The Year Of Ethnic Castings – About Time Or Too Much Of Good Thing?” The very premise of the piece leaves little doubt about the content, and sure enough, the author utilizes somewhat bizarre anti-affirmative action arguments to suggest that maybe the recent growth in […]

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Open Thread

This Open Thread Missed Some Pop Culture Moments

Were you introduced to a TV show or movie too late? Did you see something that was clearly only good to those who could watch it through nostalgia-colored glasses? Did timing just ruin pop culture for you?

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Just for Fun

Christmas for Non-Christians: A Gif Guide

Popular media would have you believe that Jewish folk have cornered the market on ignoring the religious holidays towards the end of the year. However, my family and many other families took the Christ out of Christmas a long time ago (sorry right-wing pundits!) and celebrate mostly the cultural gift-exchanging and excessive eating.

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News

PoC News in America

I wish we didn’t publish as early as we did because last Sunday was a busy day for news!

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Pop Culture

Join the Binge Watch!

“You young kids, you can’t wait for a new season. You have to watch every episode at once. You have no patience!” This was my mother, scolding me for watching the entire first season of Orange is the New Black in under a week. When I pointed out that if streaming services had been around when […]

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Pop Culture

A Smattering of TV Shows That Went Spectacularly Downhill

For the last several years, I’ve been recapping HBO’s True Blood here on Persephone Magazine. A longtime fan of both The Southern Vampire Mystery series, on which the show is based, and of vampire-based pop culture, I was excited to see HBO pick up the series. I loved the shows initial blend of camp and […]

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

I put these links together before the Hobby Lobby decision, and I’m sure much will be written about it this week. We’ll start off with Ginsburg’s dissent and then move on to the ladyblogland that was before SCOTUS made us all cry tears of rage.

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LadyGhosts of TV Past

Retro Recap: The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo, 1.1 & 1.2

The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo ran for 41 episodes on Nickelodeon beginning in 1996 and I loved them all so much.

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Pop Culture

This Week’s TV Will Keep Winter’s Last Grips at Bay

Today starts what might be the most captivating week of television since last April. Season premieres on cable and returning network favorites dot the week with a delightful assortment of scripted entertainment. 

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: Current TV Crush

Who is currently setting your heart a-flutter on your screen?