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The Magpie Reviews: Alias Grace

In the hollow emptiness of the aftermath of finishing Stranger Things II, I was weak. I was searching. I was vulnerable to boring Netflix Originals. So I clicked the first thing in “Recommended For You” and was luckily blown away by the historical drama/thriller Alias Grace. So much so I thought, Margaret, you should totally share… Continue reading The Magpie Reviews: Alias Grace

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News Sources as Mean Girls Characters

We live in a brave new world in which credible news sources and freedom of press are so 2000 and late. We’re so divided that the actual President of the United States literally has called free press a public enemy and has ominously threatened to cancel the licenses of any news sources he doesn’t agree… Continue reading News Sources as Mean Girls Characters

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My Updated Application for The Bachelor

Wow, guys, a whole cycle of The Bachelor/The Bachelorette/ Sexy Sex Sex Island has already passed since my last Bachelor Application, and despite the dozens of failed relationships that have been created and destroyed on the shows in that eight month time span, I don’t even have one failed relationship to show for it!! I… Continue reading My Updated Application for The Bachelor

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World Leaders Ranked by Competency….But Also Dreaminess

1. Justin Trudeau (Canada) The joke was made during election season, but I’m still onboard with the mass emigration to Canada if only for the wise and competent leadership of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Not only is he woke bae, but he’s a tireless advocate for intersectional feminism, multiculturalism, environmentalism, and Canada’s indigenous people. He’s a… Continue reading World Leaders Ranked by Competency….But Also Dreaminess

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The Magpie Reviews: 11th Annual International Silent Film Festival

I thought I’d do this new thing where I write specifically about events in Manila for three reasons: It forces me to live as normally as I would in the States. After 2 and 1/2 months, I need to take ownership of this place as my city, even if it means doing the things I love,… Continue reading The Magpie Reviews: 11th Annual International Silent Film Festival