Book Review: “The Fire Sermon” by Francesca Haig

Persephone Magazine, March 18, 2015 Imagine if everyone had a twin, inextricably linked, yet entirely separate. Trigger warning for discussion of ableism. The Fire Sermon is set four centuries in the future, after an apocalyptic nuclear blast has shot humanity back into a primitive era. The radiation from the explosion changed a lot — technology…

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We Try It: ClassPass

Persephone Magazine, March 11, 2015 It’s like Netflix for exercise. So… the opposite of Netflix. A friend recently introduced me to a service called <a title=”ClassPass” href=”http://classpass.com/” target=”_blank”>ClassPass</a>, which allows you to take a seemingly-unlimited number of exercise classes for $99 a month. There’s no cap on how many classes you can take overall, however,…

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Things Women of an Arbitrary Age Should and Should Not Do

Persephone Magazine, March 4, 2015 I keep seeing clickbait posts from various sources (that I won’t give the satisfaction of linking to) outlining all the things women (it’s always women) should and shouldn’t do, wear, and have after certain milestone ages like 25 or 30. It would seem one of the things we shouldn’t have…

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Knit Like a Boss: Super Cozy Hooded Cowl Pattern

Persephone Magazine, January 12, 2014 It’s frigging cold out there. Let’s whip something up to keep warm. This is a soft, fluffy, and, most importantly, very warm hooded cowl that knits up in a hurry using super bulky yarn and large needles. The hood is made by picking up stitches from the top of a…

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Book Review: “Dataclysm” by Christian Rudder

Persephone Magazine, September 10, 2014 You don’t have to be a big information and data nerd like I am to find this book interesting, though it certainly won’t hurt. I’m a graduate student in a doctoral Information Studies program. This means I’ve read a lot of different books about data and the Internet. I’ve also…

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We Try It: Crafting with Chalk Cloth

Persephone Magazine, June 12, 2013 I recently started working at an upscale craft store, which, as you can probably imagine, is quite dangerous. I could easily start a column called “We Try It: Spending Your Entire Paycheck on Craft Supplies Before You Leave Work,” but my landlord might protest. When I first started my job…

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P-Mag Nostalgia Project: 1997 with Liza

Persephone Magazine, April 30, 2013 Welcome to 1997. This was the year of the Spice Girls, of Titanic, of Daria, and of Dolly the sheep. We lost Princess Diana, Biggie, and Michael Hutchence. We got our first female Secretary of State and sent a rover to Mars. It was quite a year, my friends. Notable…

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We Try It: Vegan Cadbury Creme eggs

Persephone Magazine, March 11, 2013 Since my vegan experiment last month turned semi-permanent, there haven’t been too many things I’ve missed. But then I remembered that it’s Easter candy season, and acknowledged that remaining vegan is going to be tricky. See, I love Cadbury creme eggs. Always have. Something about the gooey inside against the…

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