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Sunday, October 31st, 2010 12:37 pm GMT -5 | | 1 Comment | By:
In Which Music Videos Chronicle the Rise and Fall of a Relationship

Cee-lo covers a Band of Horses song and it’s great. The video is too.

These two videos are weirdly similar in tone. They’re both great, but which one do you prefer?

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Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 10:42 am GMT -5 | | 2 Comments | By:
The Bechdel Test Reveals Sexism in TV, Movies

You would think that in 2010 popular TV and movies are not sexist. In many ways that’s true. There are strong female protagonists and female actors are very respected. Then you hear about something like the Bechdel Test and you start to wonder.

Named after Alison Bechdel, a lesbian cartoonist from the 80s, the Bechdel test asks three questions about a movie or TV show:

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Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 04:53 pm GMT -5 | | No comments | By:
All the Beautiful Girls

A lot of my friends are somewhere in the first season of Mad Men, and oh what catching up they have to do. The show has come a long way from the anachronistic wonderment of seeing women treated so poorly by the men around them. This week’s episode focused on three of these women, and portrayed them sensitively, truthfully, and very, very respectfully.

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Tuesday, January 5th, 2010 06:22 pm GMT -5 | | No comments | By:
Good Morning

Welcome to AllMyLiesAreWishes, the new group-sourced culture blog. Here you’ll find discussions on a range of topics pulled from the hive-mind of our readers. The goal here is to create a community conversation around the topics that matter most to you. All content is dictated by readers, some of whom end up being editors themselves. Around here, comments are as important as the original story and everyone is encouraged to participate.

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Wednesday, February 25th, 2009 04:46 pm GMT -5 | | No comments | By:
“Free Food in the Kitchen!” – An Anthropological Phenomenon

The minute any food shows up in the kitchen at work, a fascinating anthropological event transpires.
First comes the discovery: Someone walks by and sees the plate, which has appeared as if by magic. The alert is instant, epic, and never detailed. “FOOD IN THE KITCHEN” is broadcast with the aplomb of an archeologist who just discovered a T-rex skull.
But sometimes alliances form. If its you that discovers the food, who do you tell? Is there …