August 18, 2014

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The storm

Kristen Chapman Gibbons:

“This is happens when the world spins and spins and spins
And someone yells
‘Stop'”

Originally posted on Betty Generic:

From out of the storm
The angry clouds stir
Vents release
Explode
I watch the thunder
And wonder
What will be torn away?
What will be the same?
Twisting rotting limbs in the road
Empty buildings boarded up for the storm
Ripped open
Left behind to be studied by anthropologist and poets
I know what the poet would say
This is happens when the world spins and spins and spins
And someone yells
“Stop”

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August 18, 2014

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Crochet Your Own Baby Groot

Kristen Chapman Gibbons:

I don’t do crafts that demand use of my hands, but I know a lot of my peeps do…so, go grab that crochet needle!

Originally posted on Anibundel: Pop Culturess:

As I said in NBR’s review, if you see one movie this summer featuring a dancing stick in a pot, make it Guardians of the Galaxy.

GrootDancing

Now that Dancing Stick in a Pot can be yours.

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August 18, 2014

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Ferguson

Kristen Chapman Gibbons:

This situation highlights ONGOING problems in America. I wish justice for the people of Ferguson and peace to Michael Brown’s family.

Originally posted on My Ready Room:

John Oliver’s take on the events in Ferguson:

Welcome to “post-racial” America.

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August 14, 2014

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Here’s Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Incredible Definition of Feminism

Originally posted on TIME:

Joseph Gordon-Levitt thinks this whole trend of celebrities shunning the “feminism” label is bizarre. As the Sin City: A Dame To Kill For actor clarified to The Daily Beast, he considers himself a feminist. And he gave an in-depth definition of what he believes feminism is. See below:

I read that you consider yourself a “male feminist,” and you credit your parents who are educators and really taught you about the history of feminism. But nowadays, you have a lot of young stars coming out against being labeled a feminist.

Coming out against the label? Wow. I guess I’m not aware of that. What that means to me is that you don’t let your gender define who you are—you can be who you want to be, whether you’re a man, a woman, a boy, a girl, whatever. However you want to define yourself, you can do that and should…

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August 13, 2014

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Can Social Media Ease the Shame of Being a Domestic Violence Victim?

Kristen Chapman Gibbons:

I am laid bare. And it has liberated me from a whole host of shame.

Originally posted on TIME:

Warning: This article contains graphic images and descriptions of violence.

Las Vegas police are searching for mixed martial arts fighter Jon Koppenhaver, a.k.a. War Machine, after he was accused of brutally beating his ex-girlfriend, porn star Christy Mack, on Sunday night, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Mack posted a statement and pictures of herself bruised and swollen in the hospital on Twitter Monday night:

“I have no recollection of how many times I was hit, I just know my injuries that resulted from my beating,” Mack said. “My injuries include 18 broken bones around my eyes, my nose is broken in 2 places, I am missing teeth and several more are broken.”

Koppenhaver posted several tweets after the alleged incident.

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August 13, 2014

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Why It’s Okay To Mourn Robin Williams

Kristen Chapman Gibbons:

Perfect.
My wonderful Papa died the same day. I mourn. I celebrate. But, this…THIS is my new mantra:
“Art is essential. Compassion is key. Laughter is medicine.”
In praise of noble, fully human and kind men…you both raised me well.

Originally posted on amanda trusty says:

I know, that in this day and age, guilt takes over when we let the Kardashians take over our Sunday afternoon instead of spending time donating to breast cancer research or volunteering for Habitat for Humanity. I know that scrolling Perez Hilton instead of reading about Gaza is enough to make me feel like I don’t even deserve another day on this earth. It’s come to the point that anything celebrity related is deemed “pointless” and “trivial” compared to the rest of the world’s problems.

I’m not here to argue that point.

I’m here to say that Robin Williams doesn’t fit into that category.

Robin Williams made art that changed my generation. His humor, his storytelling, and his thousand and one different impressions is what I watched growing up.

He was no celebrity. He was an artist.

He was no Kardashian JWoww Honeybooboo nonsense. The man taught the world lessons.

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August 8, 2014

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Watch Electro-Pop Singer Kiesza Perform an Acoustic Cover of Nirvana’s “Heart-Shaped Box”

Originally posted on TIME:

If you don’t know Canadian singer-songwriter Kiesza by name, you still may know her crazy-infectious single “Hideaway.” But during a recent appearance on NME Basement Sessions, the singer proved that she’s good for more than just dancing her way through the streets of Brooklyn wearing suspenders. (For the record: she’s great at that.)

Armed with just an acoustic guitar, Kiesza delivered a surprisingly emotional and uncharacteristically stripped-down performance of Nirvana’s 1993 classic “Heart-Shaped Box.” Warning: this is likely to give you many feels.

If you’re left wanting more, be sure to check out her cover of another 90s classic — “What Is Love” by Haddaway:

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August 7, 2014

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Tweet(s) of the Day: Inviting You To Giggle on a Thursday #WeAllNeedFreedom

These children are so creative. That’s a future revolutionary right there. #WeAllNeedFreedom is my new favorite thing.  Grounded my 7yo for the day for pouring lotion all over the floor and the wall. She is apparently unhappy about this. http://t.co/ufR3kh7dTG— Erika Nicole Kendall (@bgg2wl) August 07, 2014 The aforementioned wanted poster: http://t.co/3MZGXMIitG— Erika Nicole Kendall […]

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August 5, 2014

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Tweet(s) of the Day: the #WarOnWhites Edition – Laugh or Cry, the Idiots Care Not

Often, the genius of Twitter is that it can take something odious, aka the hashtag: War on Whites and invert, subvert and divert it in hilarious ways. Here are some good examples: First they came for the white people, and I did not speak out, for no one is coming for the white people, you […]

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August 5, 2014

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Wendell Berry: Poet and Prophet and One of My Heroes

I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Mr. Berry when I was in college. I think it was 1990 and the club I started, Students For Social and Environmental Action (imagine that) co-sponsored the event if I recall. He is a longtime hero of mine. Enjoy.

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August 5, 2014

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Tweet(s) of the Day: The Big Demographics Catch-Up

Attention GOP: You cannot win elections this way. You cannot govern this way. And it certainly is no way to make friends. MT @ThePlumLineGS: GOP makeover watch: Poll: GOP seen favorably by 29% Latinos; 25% nonwhites; 33% women; 31% young: washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-lin…— Mike Signorile (@MSignorile) August 05, 2014 Gender, sexuality, and race all trend in less […]

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August 5, 2014

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Give These Gargoyles Thought Bubbles. NOW. #thriftstoreweirdness

Originally posted on bargainpirate:
Kristen Chapman Gibbons:What do you think? I think they are feeling resigned about war in the Middle East. Originally posted on bargainpirate: View original

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August 3, 2014

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Seven Reasons to Go to the Drive-In

As I mentioned the other day, I’ve teamed up with Steve Habrat of Anti-Film School to preach the gospel of the drive-in theater. It’s a social media campaign designed to educate folks about the drive-in. You can find more about it on Twitter via #driveinsummer. Throughout the week, I’ll be posting some articles singing the praises of the format.  Drive-in week continues. Today,…

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August 3, 2014

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Watch Stephen Colbert Give Great Life Advice to Young Girls

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Originally posted on TIME:
Like Rookie magazine itself, Stephen Colbert’s contribution to the site’s Ask a Grown Man series is aimed at teenage girls, but it has value for just about everybody. Here, the future Late Show host gives advice about how to tell if somebody likes you, deciphering mixed signals, educating people who make…

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August 3, 2014

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What Do The “Spiritual But Not Religious” Really Believe?

Originally posted on The Dish:
In her new book, Belief without Borders: Inside the Minds of the Spiritual but not Religious, Linda A. Mercadante attempts to find out. Kristin Aune runs down the essentials of “SBNRs”: [Mercadante] explores their thoughts on transcendence, human nature, community and afterlife and finds that they don’t believe in an…

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August 3, 2014

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BECAUSE WE STILL LEAVE THE LIGHT ON

Originally posted on Refractory Ramblings from the Darkside:
“Leave The Light On” I seen myself with a dirty face, I cut my luck with a dirty ace I leave the light on, I leave that light on I went from zero to minus ten I drank your wine then I stole your man I leave…

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July 30, 2014

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Butch And Proud

Originally posted on The Dish:
Vanessa Vitiello Urquhart explains why she identifies as a “butch lesbian”: In part, it’s because the language of gender identity has always been a bit bewildering to me—I’ve felt hungry, happy, gassy, and anxious, but never male or female. Even so, it has been tempting to interpret my experience in ways that…

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July 28, 2014

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Wonder Woman’s New Costume

Originally posted on Anibundel: Pop Culturess:
Have you seen the new Wonder Woman costume? Forget Superman and his “S” that stands for peace, or his cape that Edna would turn her nose up at. Forget Batfleck and his cat ears. Wonder Woman is where it’s at. Now I’m not going to disagree that the breast-plate…

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July 28, 2014

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How Social Media Makes Us Feel Less Alone and Other Fascinating News on the Web

Originally posted on TIME:
1. Just Look at Yourself Work, email, social media, a never-ending to-do list, too many commitments, too much on the schedule — you’re crazy busy. But are you this busy because it’s just the nature of life in our increasingly digital, device-driven society? Or is it — as a series of…

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July 22, 2014

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Burlesque Off Broadway: A Trip to My Kind of Circus

Last night at Anthem, Burlesque Off Broadway put on a helluva show. From the description of their event:  Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls (18 and older please) step right up and be SHOCKED and AMAZED by wonders your eyes won’t believe, mystified by the beauty that you will behold, amused and enchanted by acts […]

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July 19, 2014

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Thriftstore Junkies Unite! Send me your pre – loved, your bizarre and your repurposed…

Originally posted on bargainpirate:
Admission: I am a junkie for thrifting. I prefer thriftstores,? but am no stranger to yard, garage & estate sales. Starting next week…I’ll be posting finds & discoveries from myself and an as – yet – to – be – determined army of shoppers & friends. Typically, I am a clothes…

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July 17, 2014

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23 Moments of Grace

Originally posted on Suey Park:
The focus on my age this year has been puzzling. It seemed like every story and lead-in had to mention the infamous “23” before my name. Growing up as an avid Chicago Bulls fan during the Michael Jordan era means I have an affinity for the number 23 and therefore…

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July 17, 2014

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The Sad, Strange Aftermath of the Conor Oberst Rape Accusations

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Originally posted on Flavorwire:
Cometh the news, cometh the thinkpieces. The news that Joanie Faircloth — the woman who, in January, accused Conor Oberst of having raped her a decade ago — has withdrawn her accusations has thrown the spotlight back on the whole sorry case. Despite the fact that he’s essentially had his name cleared,…

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July 17, 2014

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History of the Center For Sexual Pleasure & Health

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Originally posted on Bluestockings Magazine :
Welcome to our month-long series on sex & sexuality! If you’d like to contribute content related to the field of sex & sexuality (academic, prose, poetry, art, etc.) please submit to blogbluestockings@gmail.com. (This collaboration is brought to you by Chanelle Adams, Editor in Chief of Bluestockings and Web Development Intern at…

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July 16, 2014

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He Hit Me (And It Felt Like A Kiss)

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Originally posted on The SisterWives:
Released in 1963. I did NOT make up this post title. I wish I had. *Trigger Warning: Domestic abuse In the history of the world, no one has ever loved anyone the way I loved my husband. I felt that way all the way up until the moment he dislocated…

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July 16, 2014

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Tweet of the Day: A Two-fer of Funny and True

Your eyes twinkle Like brilliant stars Or firefly asses—   (@Bandersnaaatch) July 14, 2014 Y'know, in the grand scheme of things, there isn't one. Get on with it.—   (@benerdist) July 15, 2014

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July 15, 2014

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Come Hither Orgasms, Lest We Have To Talk About Their Absence

Since my dear darling Jessica shared her musings about some of the things that chase her orgasm into deep space, I thought it might be helpful to have an opposite list…things that bring orgasm into inevitability. What she said about truth and disclaimers. 1. Led Fucking Zeppelin. I know. This is likely true of many, […]

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July 15, 2014

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If You Haven’t Worked a Day in Your Life, You Probably Don’t Love Anything

Originally posted on The Indisputable Dirt:
You’ve heard it before, the beloved aphorism from the ever-intriguing Confucius; “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” I’ve also heard it attributed to Albert Einstein, but the internet tells me that Confucius coined it, so we’ll go with…

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July 15, 2014

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Hobby Lobby, my mother and the many faces of happiness.

Originally posted on News from the Front:
-I’m going to have to start this with some very uncomfortable autobiographical material. I’m not crazy about getting this personal. However, my experiences are germane to the topic at hand. My mom had me when she was eighteen. I forget if she was married before or after I…

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July 15, 2014

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The Rise Of The Notorious R.B.G.

Originally posted on The Dish:
Rebecca Traister is thrilled by Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s rise to meme-hood: Throughout history, we have acknowledged male strength, especially in its seniority, as serious and authoritative. Older women, on the other hand, have existed mostly as nanas, bubbes! Those sturdy, ambitious souls who also staked claims to public eminence were cast as problematic;…

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July 15, 2014

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Coldplay, And Other Things I Can’t Orgasm To – Expertly Elucidated by @jessbytheway

  Disclaimer: This is MY truth, not THE truth. Let’s face it: every man and woman knows when an orgasm is absolutely out of the question. Here are some things that are guaranteed to put my orgasm well out of reach 1. Coldplay – This isn’t a personal attack on the band. In fact, in some […]

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July 15, 2014

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DIY Air Conditioning for $8

Hot as blazes here in Nashville. Some of us need cheap ways to minimize our murderous urges.

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July 15, 2014

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Tweet of the Day: Do The Turtle Edition

From @nprnews: Teaching 4-Year-Olds To Feel Better n.pr/1oOgGXq #EmotionalIntelligence—   (@KCGibbons) July 14, 2014

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July 15, 2014

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Take On Doctor Who

Originally posted on Anibundel: Pop Culturess:
I only wish this were longer.

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July 15, 2014

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Ask A Feminist: Is BDSM Inherently Misogynist?

Originally posted on The Belle Jar:
Q: What is your opinion on BDSM? Obviously people should be free do to whatever they want in the privacy of their bedrooms… but don’t you get suspicious when guys nonchalantly admits to enjoy getting off at the thought of humiliating and/or beating  a woman? Doesn’t it sound like…

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July 13, 2014

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What the Television We Watch Can Tell Us About Our Politics

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Originally posted on unfettered equality:
In 1999, NBC premiered Aaron Sorkin’s new series The West Wing, a television show that follows the life of fictional President Josiah Bartlet and his staff. It was two years before 9/11, and television audiences were enamored by Sorkin’s portrayal of a “utopian” White House. Premiering shortly after the Clinton…

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July 13, 2014

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Learning From Mindless Pleasure

Originally posted on The Dish:
For Oliver Sacks, who turned 81 this week, getting high can be a lesson in empathy. Melissa Dahl marked Sacks’ birthday with the above video, in which the neurologist talks about what he gained from his experiences with LSD and amphetamines: So one bonus, then, of drug experiences is that…

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July 13, 2014

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Mythbusting Sex

Originally posted on The Dish:
A sexplainer from Aaron Carroll:

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July 2, 2014

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Dan Quintana…

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July 2, 2014

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Sherlock Season 4 Is Coming In 2015

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Originally posted on Anibundel: Pop Culturess:
The rumors have been rife. Martin Freeman has suggested more than once we’ll get a stand alone Christmas special, only to have someone from the production higher ups write that off as nonsense. The last rumor was actually yesterday, but I decided I wasn’t going to pay any attention…

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July 2, 2014

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What I Learned as a Woman at a Men’s Rights Conference

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Detroit once epitomized the possibilities of the American dream: as the hub of the U.S. auto industry, money, power and a sense of virility seemed available to the men who worked hard enough, in factories and in boardrooms, to attain them. Now, the city is a husk, and as the jobs…

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June 24, 2014

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The Nashville Creative Group – B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Brush)!

Rumor on the street is that Nashville is full of country artists. Well, like most rumors, that’s partially true…but only partially. Nashville is actually chock full of all sorts of artists. From indie rock bands to pet portrait painters, printmakers, photographers, taxidermists and culinary artists, there’s so much art in Nashville it’s rare to meet […]

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August 18, 2014

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Robin Williams Recorded This Video Message for a Terminally Ill Fan Before He Died

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Robin Williams recorded a video message a few months before he died to cheer up a terminally-ill fan, New Zealand’s Sunday-Star Times reports. Vivian Waller, 21, who is living with cancer in an Auckland hospice, drew up a bucket list in January that included getting married, seeing her daughter turn one,…

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August 18, 2014

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The Top Ten Funniest Writers of All Time! . . . According to Me, Anyway

Originally posted on Lit Chic:
In my opinion, comedy should make the audience laugh, cry, and think. I think the orangutans would agree. Since the recent passing of Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams, I’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to be a true comedian. Does a great comedian make people laugh…

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August 14, 2014

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Finding Comfort In Fatherhood

Originally posted on Dorkdaddy.com:
   remember being a youngster, old enough to stay up late enough to be in the room when the adults were watching the evening news on TV. It was the Regan-era and although it wasn’t the height of the Cold War, the sabre rattling and the ideological posturing between super…

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August 14, 2014

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Robin Williams Was In Early Stages of Parkinson’s Disease, Says Wife

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Originally posted on Variety:
Robin Williams was in the early stages of Parkinson’s Disease at the time of his death, according to his wife Susan Schneider in a new statement. “Robin’s sobriety was intact and he was brave as he struggled with his own battles of depression, anxiety as well as early stages of Parkinson’s…

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