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Alyssa Best

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In Twilight: Eclipse, I'll Vote for Team Bella

(26) Comments | Posted June 29, 2010 | 11:54 AM

With tonight's midnight premiere of the third installment of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, the debate between Team Edward vs. Team Jacob rages on. I'd like to cast my vote for Team Bella.

Sounds strange, doesn't it? The identification with the female lead, Bella Swan, as a character worth rooting for...

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Building Community at the New Kids on the Block Reunion Show

(4) Comments | Posted October 6, 2008 | 2:53 PM

As a young feminist activist working in Washington, DC, I've had the opportunity to achieve many of my life goals: obtaining a graduate degree, becoming a writer, and serving as an advocate for women's rights. Last week, however, I fulfilled a lifelong dream of a different sort: I finally saw...

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"Girls Rock" Theme Rings in the New School Year

(0) Comments | Posted August 20, 2008 | 3:27 PM

As a child, I loved the month of August--not for the waning weeks of summer vacation--but because it meant the start of a new school year was just around the corner. By the beginning of the month, I had already picked out my first day of school outfit. I was...

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Will Jezebel James Follow in the Footsteps of Gilmore Girls?

(5) Comments | Posted March 13, 2008 | 4:55 PM

Women's history month is often a time to celebrate iconic women of the past. I'm celebrating this month by honoring one of my favorite pioneering women of the present: Amy Sherman-Palladino, the creator of Gilmore Girls who is back at it again with a new sitcom, The Return of Jezebel...

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