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That Black Dress

Ever feel like you wanted to transform yourself, just for an evening?      Black is multifunctional and multi-seasonal. The world of fashion views time cyclically, and therefore it asserts colors and styles inspired by seasonal rotations. As the rule goes, we wear green and brown in the fall, florals we reserve for spring, white is not be flaunted around pass the summer season, and so forth. The little black dress, however, can be rocked anytime, any season and at any occasion. It has been a while singe ladies reserved it strictly for black-tie fund-raiser events they hoped to get an…

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Untamable Wildalone: Brigitte Bardot and the Emancipation of Female Individuality

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She would grow up to be regarded as “the most beautiful woman in the world.” But most importantly she would become the representative of modern-day femininity; the first to break through the many restrictive cultural and societal codes that applied to the women of her day.

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The Space Between the Stars

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The Space Between the Stars offers symmetry between an enjoyable read and thought-provoking subject matter. Where it falls short of appealing to science fiction fans, it’s bound to act as a segue for fiction lovers easing themselves into the sci-fi genre. One can only hope that Corlett will revisit this world in the future and build upon the foundation she’s created. In the meantime, Corlett has an extensive list of successful short stories worth exploring.

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Welcome to Night Vale

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Almost every episode of Welcome to Night Vale ends the same way: with thought-provoking quips that offer a balance of hopeful conclusions and disquieting mysteries. Cecil’s soothing voice provides a sense of closure at the end of an episode, even when the remaining unanswered questions are infinite. As Cecil would say, “some things just aren’t meant to be questioned. Most things, actually.”

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