Archive | September 2013

Blurring the Lines of Feminism: A Criticism of the Criticism of “Blurred Lines”

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Dear capital-F Feminists, Please Stop the Slut-Shaming. Love, a lower-case-f feminist. 

The first time I heard the funky beats of Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” emanating from my radio, I did what any normal, able-bodied human being would do…I boogied my ass off. But just days after the song’s meteoric rise to the top of the charts, scathing criticisms began to arise, citing sexual harassment, slut-shaming, and victim-blaming among many of the artists’ apparently blatant offenses. Because I could never QUITE make out the words behind Thicke’s panting falsetto, I decided to do my own research into the lyrics and see what was really causing the problem. What I found was shocking. I began reading the words fully expecting to arrive at the bottom not only incensed at their content, but also ashamed that I had ever bopped my head and shaken my buns to the beats.

What shocked…

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The Easiest Salmon Recipe Ever And So Good & Healthy!!

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Baked Salmon with Kale and Cabbage

 

1 bunch Tuscan kale, tough stems removed, leaves thinly sliced (about 5 cups)
1/2 head Savoy cabbage, cored and thinly sliced (4 cups)
6 tablespoons olive oil, divided
Coarse salt and pepper
4 skinless salmon fillets (4 to 6 ounces each)
1 teaspoon lemon zest plus 2 tablespoons juice
1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

 

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. On a rimmed baking sheet, toss kale and cabbage with 2 tablespoons oil and spread in an even layer; season with salt and pepper and bake 6 minutes. Stir. Season salmon and add to baking sheet. Bake until salmon is cooked through, about 10 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, whisk together lemon zest and juice, dill, mustard, and remaining 1/4 cup oil. Season. Drizzle salmon and vegetables with dressing before serving.

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Scoop: Fox Snags Damon Wayans Jr. Pilot Man/Child — With Modern Family and Wilfred Vets

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Damon-Wayans-Jr-Fox-ComedyCould Damon Wayans Jr. be Fox’s New Guy? Quite possibly.

The Happy Endings alum — who is in the midst of shooting a major Season 3 arc on New Girl — is poised to stay in the Fox family now that the network has given a pilot-production committment to Man/Child, a new comedy project set to be directed by Modern Family co-executive producer Jason Winer and written by Reed Agnew and Eli Jorne, the showrunners from FX’s canine comedy Wilfred.

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Man/Child is about a pair of single dads who become roommates and “struggle to find the balance between being responsible parents and debaucherous bachelors.”

Excited to see Wayans Jr. back in action and headlining his own show? Any ideas on which actor should pay the other half of the rent? Sound off in…

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Play Me, I’m Yours: 75 Pianos Placed In Public Spaces Around Boston

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BOSTON (CBS) – Boston is singing a new tune with 75 brightly painted pianos installed in public places. They are tucked in every corner of the city, plus Brookline, Cambridge, and Somerville. Anyone and everyone is invited to play them.

The installment called “Play me I’m Yours” was brought here by the Celebrity Series of Boston, and will remain in place for the next month. People donated the pianos, which are all equipped with tarps to protect from foul weather. They’ll be removed after October 14th. The pianos that survive the elements will be donated again to charities.

For more information, including a map of all the pianos, check out streetpianos.com.

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