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This is what I call a WIN

Despite being someone who normally inhales all things pop culture, I didn’t even realize that the Mrs. Universe pageant was happening this past weekend. It’s also not something I normally give a lot of my attention to, for a variety of feminist reasons relating to the concept of beauty pageants. 78 more words

Culture

My Wild Teenage Heart, excerpt from the book, The Sun Lives In My Skin

This is one of my ultimate favorite poems as mentioned from the book, The Sun Lives In My Skin.  Every time you read a poem, you can discover a new truth every time, so please enjoy. 266 more words

Faith

Tidal Calls Apple "Big Brother" During Reportedly Blocked Drake Performance at the Lil WeezyAna Festival

Drake stopped by Lil Wayne’s Lil WeezyAna Festival in New Orleans to perform during several tracks, but the appearance created a conflict of interest due to the rapper’s Apple Music deal and Lil Wayne’s co-owner status of Tidal. 226 more words

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Heros, Villains, and Justin Bieber: Links You Need to See

As David Simon’s Show Me a Hero nears the end of its mini-run (with its sixth and final episode airing on August 30), assorted publications are starting to focus on specific elements that helped the show so seemingly realistically reproduce late 80s/early 90s Yonkers. 449 more words

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The Flavorwire Podcast: Viva La Tomlinaissance!

The Flavorwire podcast returns after an unscheduled break due to your host being, um, well, unable to speak. Respiratory infections are the worst! But we’re back, and we’re discussing Taylor Swift’s parade of prominent female BFFs, the highest paid actors in Hollywood and on TV, and why we hope everyone is enjoying the Tomlinaissance as much as we are. 8 more words

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For Love of an Author: The Value of Being a Completist

I finished reading Jane Austen’s major works (and unfinished novels) in ninth grade, with Mansfield Park, and thereby officially became a completist, although I later read more of her juvenilia and claimed that title more firmly.  1,038 more words

Books

Straight Outta Compton: Perfectly Imperfect

I was never anywhere close to the man that N.W.A. portrayed themselves to be in their music, nor did I believe everything that they espoused, but from the first preview I saw, I knew that I was going to see… 1,239 more words

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