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12 Days of Vegan Christmas

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

White People, Come Get Your Boy, @realDonaldTrump

Weeks ago I promised the editor of 20-Something Survival that I’d write a piece about Donald Trump and how fed up I am with him. As a Latina, Trump’s racism with a combo platter of misogyny feels like a repeated… Continue Reading →

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 →

How Not to Respond to Grief: On Refugees and Paris

There are things that I never thought I would have to remind the internet world about—things that the internet just knows to be true: puppies are cute, avocados are everything, and refugees didn’t come here to kill us—they came here… Continue Reading →

Ariana Grande Responds Brilliantly to Casual Sexism

In spite of Ariana Grande’s empowering feminist message on Twitter this summer, Power 106 thought it wise to engage Grande with sexist questions in a recent radio interview. The LA-based DJs were promptly corrected in this assumption by Grande’s brilliant… Continue Reading →

Pod People #1: Limetown

As of this year, 21-34 year olds make up the largest portion of the workforce. We millennials have taken on day jobs to pay off our loans and fund our dreams, and those jobs take on many forms—some of them kind of… Continue Reading →

Nine Ways Gryffindors Earn Points Now that Voldemort’s Dead

Gryffindors, the bravest, boldest, and most red-headed of all Hogwarts students, were also big winners of the House Cup during Harry’s years—receiving some points when Harry won Quidditch games, and many points when Harry smashed Voldemort’s hopes of malicious takeover…. Continue Reading →

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