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Aug 20 2012

Runway Recap: Working It

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Spoiler alert: This post contains spoilers about last Thursday’s episode of Project Runway: Season 10, Episode 5, “It’s My Way on the Runway.” If you’re a fan of the show and you haven’t seen it yet — you stand warned. Awesome! I’ve been wanting to write about fashion and work/ professionalism for a while, and …

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Aug 13 2012

Runway Recap: On Giving Up

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Spoiler alert: This post contains spoilers about last Thursday’s episode of Project Runway: Season 10, Episode 4, “Women on the Go.” If you’re a fan of the show and you haven’t seen it yet — you stand warned. So if you were on Project Runway, and you realized you were in over your head and …

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Aug 10 2012

Fashion Friday: Money

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I was flipping through the new issue of Vogue the other day. (Yes, I read Vogue. In fact, I subscribe to Vogue.) I saw a pair of shoes that made me stop dead in my tracks, a pair of shoes that made my heart hurt and my clit throb: a pair of tall black stiletto …

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Aug 06 2012

Runway Recap: Shades of Mediocrity

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Spoiler alert: This post contains spoilers about last Thursday’s episode of Project Runway: Season 10, Episode 3, “Welcome Back (or not) to the Runway.” If you’re a fan of the show and you haven’t seen it yet — you stand warned. In these Runway Recaps, I’m trying to focus on the designs and not the …

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Aug 03 2012

A Parade of Weird Little Worlds: Why I Like The Olympics

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I wrote this piece four years ago, and thought it would be appropriate to repost it now. I’d probably write it somewhat differently now than I did then (less star-struck about meeting PZ Myers, for one thing); but in the interest of not being a revisionist swine, I’m leaving it as is. Enjoy! Ingrid and …

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Jul 30 2012

Runway Recap: Did The Wrong Awesome Designers Make the Top Three?

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Spoiler alert: This post contains spoilers about last Thursday’s episode of Project Runway: Season 10, Episode 2, “Candy Couture.” If you’re a fan of the show and you haven’t seen it yet — you stand warned. So did the wrong awesome designers in the “make clothing out of candy” challenge make the top three this …

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Jul 23 2012

Runway Recap: Did The Wrong Crappy Designer Go Home?

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Spoiler alert: This post contains spoilers about last Thursday’s episode of Project Runway: Season 10, Episode 1, “A Times Square Anniversary Party.” If you’re a fan of the show and you haven’t seen it yet — you stand warned. So did the wrong crappy designer go home this week? Ingrid and I have been debating …

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Jun 12 2012

Blogathon for SSA: America’s Best Dance Crew, and the Great New American Art Form

I am of the opinion that hip-hop dancing is America’s great new art form. I like the music fine, although it interests me somewhat less than it used to. (I liked it better when it was more political and less commercial.) But the dancing… the dancing is another story. We started watching “America’s Best Dance …

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Jun 12 2012

Blogathon for SSA, Switching Gears! Mad Men and The Office

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The blogathon for the Secular Student Alliance is going well. As of this writing, we’ve raised almost $60,500! But I’m greedy. On behalf of the SSA, anyway. So I’m switching it up. I’m going to switch this to a regular blogathon, with one post every hour until midnight Pacific time. Plus I’m going to keep …

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May 29 2012

Mad Men, Sex Work, and the Ownership and Freedom of Women: “The Other Woman”

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Spoiler alert: This piece has spoilers about the most recent episode of “Mad Men.” If that’s not okay with you, don’t read it. What made this last “Mad Men” episode so upsetting? Ingrid won’t watch “Mad Men.” She watched the first bunch of episodes with me, but then she dropped out: she found it too …

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