Amanda Pallisgaard

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10 Decorating (And Life!) Lessons From The Gilmore Girls

I (and apparently most of my friends) just finished re-watching all seven seasons of <i>Gilmore Girls</i> on Netflix and I have a <i>lot</i> of thoughts regarding …

Why Do Women Have to Abandon Their Lives to Find Themselves?

Every now and again, a piece of literature rises to the level of a phenomenon. In order for this to happen, of course, the book or piece of writing must be more than simply popular: It must inspire a widespread adoration that's most often bred from a deep recognition of self in the work. When this …

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Rum + Coke Designer Interview on Why Campaigns Feature Plus-Size Women of Color

When I first heard that Rum + Coke designer Courtney Smith was choosing to exclusively feature plus-size women of color in her campaign imagery (though the range runs from sizes 2 to 24), I smiled. When I got to talk to her about it, I beamed. "From the inception, I knew I wanted to create a …

The Importance of Music in 'Gilmore Girls'

Bowie, Björk, The Shins, Sonic Youth and many others all have a part to play in this seminal TV series, which also features Korn and some tulips, weirdly.<p>Given that 2014 was a year when so many new TV series became hot topics at the office water cooler that is now The Internet (<i>True Detective, The</i> …

'Downton Abbey' hunts down 10.1 million viewers in season 5 premiere

"Downton Abbey" may be entering its fifth season, but based on the ratings there is little evidence viewers have tired of the Crawley clan.<p>An average of 10.1-million total viewers tuned in to the season premiere on Sunday on<p>PBS, essentially flat with last season's rollout with 10.2 …