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Movies

Freaky Feminist Film: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

Vampire movies have always evoked something in human curiosity. From Nosferatu, to Anne Rice’s homo-erotic romps with New Orleans-based vamps, to yes, even the domestic abuse disguised as a twinkle love story with sparkle Robert Pattison, Twilight, vampires are consistently reappearing in our imaginations.

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Perspectives

Breaking Dawn and Birth Trauma

Yes, that Breaking Dawn. The one by Stephenie Meyer.

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Mental Illness

Caregiving: Disabled Vampire

The signs were there all along. How could I have missed them?

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

This week I’m mixing things up, pointing you not just to great ladyblog reads but also discoveries from the interwebz that may be of interest to you, dear ladyblog enthusiasts.

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Perspectives

Honouring My Flow: Surviving A Menstrual Crisis

It was a dark and stormy night and little did I know what was in store for me when morning came and dawn broke.

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Pop Culture

Five Crossovers That Haven’t Happened But Need To

A few weekends ago, I caught the very end of Sharknado, which was so ridiculous, it was hilarious. But it needed a little something. Moby Dick, maybe? So, without further ado, here are five absurd crossovers that have never happened, but need to happen:

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Pop Culture

Pop Culture Things You Didn’t Know a Year Ago

It’s 2013! So much has happened in the pop culture world since the beginning of January in 2012, and I thought it would be fun to take a walk down memory lane. Just think, a year ago today, you didn’t know that: 

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Books

Books: Hot Erotica for a Cold Night

Ah, winter. In my home city of Chicago, ’tis the season for icy winds that threaten to freeze off one’s appendages, beaucoup layers and for me, two cravings: 1) peppermint mochas and 2) reading about someone being spanked.

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Books

5 Books I Loved, 5 Books I Hated, and 5 I Never Finished

Some books stick with you. Some were a struggle. Some you never finish. Here are mine.

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Perspectives

The Bella Swan Saga: A Perspective

Twilight first came to my attention when I heard cries of, “Move over Harry Potter!” One was not amused. I’m part of the Harry Potter Generation and, well, I heart Harry. So I picked up Twilight in early 2009, wanting to see what the fuss was all about, and found myself ordering the other three […]

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll 6/28

Today’s LTP is brought to you by: me watching True Blood as I write. Vampires or Werewolves? Whether your preference be towards the True Blood incarnation, Twilight, Buffy or something else entirely, what side are you on? Or does the vampire or werewolf in particular make a difference to you? Like, are you all about […]

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Perspectives

Twilight: America’s Love Affair with Dysfunctional Love

When my daughter came home with the first book in the four-part Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer, it was a week before the first movie in the series came out and she wanted us to read it — together! Well, what mom of a teen wouldn’t jump at such an invitation?