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15 Signs You Might Be Indoorsy

Indoorsy: adj. One who prefers the confinements of enclosed places over that of outside spaces or those that are mostly outdoors. You have repeatedly chosen a library or café over a park to work or relax in. You have ever… Continue Reading →

How the Simpsons Represent Young Adults from Another Time

Now on its 27th season, the Simpsons, though well beyond its golden era, continues to pump out new episodes. I have never lived in a world without the Simpsons on the air, but the world has changed significantly since the show’s… Continue Reading →

Choose Beyonce’s America, Not Trump’s

Like many twenty-somethings, I have been obsessed with Beyoncé’s new song and video “Formation” ever since its surprise release on February 6. “Formation” is everything we love about Beyoncé, kicked into high gear. It’s sassy, sexy, visually stunning, lusciously political,… Continue Reading →

Pod People #5: Hello from the Magic Tavern

The podcast realm has proven to be fertile ground for improv comedy. Taking advantage of the medium’s ability to revive audio storytelling, plus its self-promotional aspects, improv podcasts are both a platform for showcasing talent, and a way to play… Continue Reading →

Pod People #4: Serial, Season Two

Pod People is a regular feature in which Abby Olcese explores the world of podcasts, introducing you to work-friendly listening options beyond This American Life and Radiolab. December has been a great month for podcast nerds. Blacklist Table Reads put… Continue Reading →

12 Days of Vegan Christmas

On the first day of Christmas a vegan cooked for me: this amazing recipe!

Why "Night of the Hunter" is an Overlooked Christmas Classic

  This December, I need Christmas, and its reminder of hope in darkness, more than ever. 2015 has been a difficult year for the world, one of militant extremism at home and abroad. After Charleston, Colorado, Paris, and San Bernadino,… Continue Reading →

Pod People #3: Blacklist Table Reads

Pod People is a regular feature in which Abby Olcese explores the world of podcasts, introducing you to work-friendly listening options beyond This American Life and Radiolab. One of the things that makes podcasting great is its potential for versatility…. Continue Reading →

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: A Worthwhile Cult

“‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer.’ Listen. Just the name of it and you know it has to be bad.” That was my brother-in-law a few years ago, when my family was sitting around the porch on our rocking chairs. It was… Continue Reading →

Pod People #2: I Was There Too

Pod People is a regular feature in which Abby Olcese explores the world of podcasts, introducing you to work-friendly listening options beyond This American Life and Radiolab. I Was There Too Ever wondered who voiced the two-headed podrace announcer in… Continue Reading →

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