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To Pledge or Not to Pledge: A National Anthem Protest Story

I have a complicated relationship with the Pledge of Allegiance and other nationalist rituals like singing the National Anthem, so I was hoping the whole issue stirred up by San Francisco 49er’s Quarterback Colin Kaepernick would go away quickly. Its too difficult of a conversation to have on social media, where nuance goes to die. […]

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Fighting Depression, Building Friends Up, Tearing Stigma Down

“It’s the same voice thought that … you’re standing at a precipice and you look down, there’s a voice and it’s a little quiet voice that goes, ‘Jump.’ The same voice that goes, ‘Just one.’ … And the idea of just one for someone who has no tolerance for it, that’s not the possibility.” Robin […]

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X-Files Turns 20: “The Jersey Devil”

The Jersey Devil Season 1, Episode 1×04 Written By: Chris Carter | Directed By: Joe Napolitano Original Air Date: 10/08/1993 | Re-Watch Review Date: 12/26/2013 PersephoneKs ReWatch Grade: B- to B I’ve been off my game, but have a goal to get back on track with Project Watch X-Files Episodes in Sequence. Last night I watched season […]

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Paying Tribute to Serious Themes in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Let me get this out of the way. I’m terrible at writing movie and book reviews. A good review isn’t a play by play of what happened, but rather a critique of the story, discussion of its themes, style, and execution. As much as I love films and books, you’d think I’d write a ton […]

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X-Files Turns 20: “Conduit”

Conduit Season 1, Episode 1X03 Written By: Alex Gansa & Howard Gordon | Directed By: Daniel Sackheim Original Air Date: 10/1/1993 | Re-Watch Review Date: 10/30/2013 PersephoneKs ReWatch Grade: B- to B I couldn’t remember a thing about this episode before I hit play. Although the direction the show eventually went in made this episode somewhat disjointed, there […]

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X-Files Turns 20: “Squeeze”

Squeeze Season 1, Episode 1×02 Written By: Glen Morgan & James Wong | Directed By: Harry Longstreet Original Air Date: 9/24/1993 | Re-Watch Review Date: 09/12/2013 PersephoneKs ReWatch Grade: A The very first Monster of the Week (MotW) still holds up as one of the best. Eugene Victor Tooms = creeptastic! This case also cements Scully as firmly […]

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