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How To Host a Jane Austen Girls’ Night In

Jane Austen is so hot right now. No joke. Her heirlooms have just been auctioned off for hundreds of thousands of dollars, she just got her own wax sculpture (a weird modern-day honor), and Carrie Brownstein is penning a movie inspired by her work. It's a good time to be a die-hard fan of the author, so why not take your love for her to the next level—with a Jane Austen lady party? There are so many ways to spend the night celebrating your shared love (or obsession) for Jane—with...

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Whitewashing and the Problem With the Ice Bucket Challenge

Ah, the Ice Bucket Challenge. Who doesn't love a trend built solely around charitable contributions aimed at eradicating a debilitating disease? Me. I don't, because the mountain of attention we've given to the Ice Bucket Challenge reveals a far more depressing truth than any of us would care to admit.

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