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Demigods and Monsters

Would You Want to Be One of Artemis's Hunters?

by Carolyn MacCulloughon Percy Jackson and the Olympians

If given the option of eternal youth, my guess is that nine out of ten women would take it. After all, Oil of Olay, Revlon, and Lanc´me, among others, have spent millions of dollars in ad campaigns trying to convince us that we can purchase it in just one small bottle. As a society, we practically fetishize youth, craving that unlined skin and endless exuberance and effervescent energy that just seems to ooze from the pores of the very young. Most women strive to preserveyouth in even the smallest of ways, no matter how many times we steel ourselves to the idea of aging gracefully.

So what if someone made you an offer you thought you couldn’t refuse? An offer that seemed too good to be true (as most offers like this are)? What if Artemis herself, Greek goddess extraordinaire (also known as Diana if you happen to be Roman), mistress … read more»

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A Taste of True Blood

A Few Blown Fuses Before the Night is Over

by Jacob Cliftonon True Blood

“Don’t think of it as a clog. Think of it as some sort of magical circuit board, a motherboard, filled with desire, that travels all over the world. That touches you, that touches me. That connects everybody. You just have to find the right connection, the right circuitry. Look at all these … read more»

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The Psychology of the Simpsons

Lyle Lanley, You're My Hero!

by Chris Loganon The Simpsons

“Ah, it’s not for you. It’s more of a Shelbyville idea.”

Hi. I’m Chris Logan. You may remember me from such pages as the cover and the title page. The chapter you will read today is about social influence, or how to get other people to do your bidding.

If … read more»

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Investigating CSI

You Care Who Killed Roger Ackroyd

by Nick Mamatason CSI

A house I owned was a crime scene once.

It took months for me to get rid of a tenant who was consistently late with the rent–mostly because she had kids and I couldn’t bear to throw them out into the cold of New Jersey’s winter, and partially because I had … read more»

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So Say We All

Introduction: So Say We All

by Richard Hatchon Battlestar Galactica

The seventies: bad economy, double-digit unemployment, inflation, gas lines, and the Iran hostage crisis–a time when the world was looking for escapism. Following the great success of the Star Wars films came a weekly epic space opera with heart, humor, and lots of adventure, the one and only Battlestar Galactica: … read more»

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