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  • Episode 015: Красивая женщина
    by clairestemen on May 10, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    This week’s guest…Dakota Poots! He’s back again! Dakota joins Claire to act as commentator to the things in history that just really piss her off: Andrew Jackson’s Bank War and The Destruction of the Library of Alexandria. Along the way they learn that the things they thought to be true were just shrouded in mythos. […] The post Episode 015: Красивая женщина appeared first on Claire Stemen. […]

  • Icons Adorned with Icons Masquerading as Icons
    by clairestemen on May 8, 2018 at 9:18 pm

    Last night was Met Monday. The Met Ball. The Gala. Fashion event of the year and so forth. And, per usual, there was a theme—”Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” —and that theme was interpreted loosely, literally, and liberally. How to interpret this theme? It has also been described as “Sunday’s Best” in the […] The post Icons Adorned with Icons Masquerading as Icons appeared first on Claire Stemen. […]

  • Episode 014: The Green and Pink Tube
    by clairestemen on May 3, 2018 at 5:49 pm

    This week’s guest, fellow makeup obsessor Nadine! Claire and Nadine dive into the geeky, multi-faceted depths of the beauty industry, touching on the power YouTube beauty gurus have, the democratization of makeup and what it does to help and hurt brands, as well as their favorite and coveted products. Full of sidetracking, rants, and unrelated […] The post Episode 014: The Green and Pink Tube appeared first on Claire Stemen. […]

  • Word of the Day
    by clairestemen on May 2, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    In the eighth grade I approached one of my favorite English teachers and asked if I could write a new and unknown word on the board in her classroom every day. She said yes and the format was as follows: melancholic (adj.) 1.) feeling or expressing pensive sadness Example: Even years after his death, she […] The post Word of the Day appeared first on Claire Stemen. […]

  • Episode 013: Jeff Bezos #1 Fan
    by clairestemen on April 6, 2018 at 7:18 pm

    Today’s guest is, yet again, old friend: Allison Beer!     It’s that time of year, where people get married a bunch. Today Allison and I break down the ridiculous cost of marriage and why, in fact, it exploits women and excludes men. Ironically, feminism helps push that along, as well as the general male […] The post Episode 013: Jeff Bezos #1 Fan appeared first on Claire Stemen. […]