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Poetry and feminism go hand in hand, as illustrated by the feminist poet warriors of the past and present, including Adrienne Rich, Ann Sexton, Maya Angelou and Margaret Atwood to name a few. In her famous essay "Poetry is Not a Luxury," Audre Lorde expertly expresses the linkage of feminism and poetic verse: "For women, then, poetry is not a luxury. It is a vital necessity of our existence. It forms the quality of the light within which we predicate our hopes and dreams toward survival...
In the opening to the 2009 film that had everybody bawling, UP, a widower is left to care for his little house in the midst of a world that wants it bulldozed.  We all know that in reality, it's the ladies who are the true survivors. Edith Macefield watched boutiques and condos swiftly invade her neighborhood of Ballard in Seattle, WA. However, when a monstrous mall planned to start construction right on top of her own home, the 84-year-old put her foot down. Above: Edith in younger,...
Is that a list in your pants, or are you just happy to see me? Irony has rooted itself in our culture, and now it's taken hold of our sex lives. Dating and sex can be awkward for everyone, but a little determination goes a long way. It's best to be pragmatic about these things. The world, and the internet currently attempting to swallow it whole, is full of misinformation, theories, and most of all, lists. The sex tips in beauty magazines usually end up more boardroom...
Scott Bradlee and Cristina Gatti came together to totally blow us away with a 1940’s swing cover of Beyonce’s "Drunk in Love". This cover is literally a combo of everything that rules: mega-babe musicians, Beyoncé, and lovely lilting tunes. Gatti’s alto voice is perfectly accentuated by big band jams and, man oh man, does it almost give Bey a run for her money. Can you grain it on that wood, swerve on it and serve all this while doing the jitterbug? Gatti is seductive and radiates...
First it turns out Ellie from UP is a real person, and now so is Whoopi Goldberg's character from Sister Act. We all saw what happened when a frumpy lady was shockingly revealed to have skills not intrinsically related to her looks in 2009, when Susan Boyle took to the stage of Britain's Got Talent. She wasn't even wearing a habit and managed to draw tears from normally bloodthirsty judges.  The results are even more thrilling when the whole thing's in Italian. On their version of The...
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