A Woman in Charge of Her Life: 3 Recent Feminist Memoirs

Going with the idea that the personal is political, those involved with women's liberation often write first-person narratives of their lives and work. These are three of the most recent and entertaining. Author and journalist Jessica Valenti writes of the psychological effects of sexism in her memoir Sex Object. From her family history of abuse to…
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Let’s Get Together and Cook Latin American Recipes

What better way is there to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month than getting together and cooking some delicious dishes? Here are some cookbooks with amazing Latin American recipes. Mexican Today: PBS host Pati Jinich shares some of her easy and traditional Mexican recipes such as enchiladas, tacos and Mexican pizza. Mi Comida Latina: Author Marcella Kriebel shares…
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Love the Muppets? Try These Movies

"It's time to play the music It's time to light the lights It's time to meet the Muppets on the Muppet Show tonight..." [youtube src="//www.youtube.com/embed/IvnHgKkNKR4"] This month the beloved TV series The Muppet Show turns 40. To celebrate, you can watch Season One, Two and Three on DVD. The show appealed to all ages by combining slapstick jokes for kids…
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It’s Here! 5 Articles About Hamilton: An American Musical

The revolutionary, successful and highly acclaimed Hamilton: An American Musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda starts in Chicago this week, and sadly, I don’t have tickets. I’ve heard about the show for well over a year and have listened to the soundtrack so many times. (It's even available instantly via hoopla.) Since then, I've been in awe of its brilliance, so…
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What’s Your Street Style?

Street style is fashion that people wear in everyday urban life. You don't need money or designer labels to participate, and it stresses individuality over conformity. Paris Street Style showcases women who specialize in "the cultivation of effortless chic." Although inventiveness is encouraged, there are certain rules like not wearing Converse after age 26 or hair…
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