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Fashion, Costume and Historical Garb: Museum Exhibits for Every Clotheshorse III!

Museums are magical places of discovery, so I’m always on the lookout for new and interesting exhibits, especially when they pertain to costumes and fashion.

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I’ve come across some really great garment and design-based shows across the country in past clotheshorse articles. If you feel the same passion for fashion, take a gander at these current and upcoming shows!

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“Mercy Street” Takes on Civil War Nursing in New PBS Period Drama

Fans of period dramas, get excited, because PBS has a new series about the Civil War that (at least in its premiere) does not disappoint. Mercy Street is set in Alexandria, Virginia, will have six episodes, and is based on memoirs and letters from people who worked at the actual Mansion House Hospital in Alexandria. Unlike most Civil War stories that often focus on the fighting white men, Mercy Street focuses on two white female protagonists, and some of the free black people who work in the hospital. Mary Phinney is a young widow from New England who has come to Virginia in hopes of putting her nursing skills to use. Emma Green is a Southern belle whose family owns the hotel that has now become a hospital. Samuel Diggs was born free in the North and has impressive medical skills that are ignored because of the color of his skin.

Are you hooked yet?

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Golden Globes 2016 Nominations – The Good, The Bad, And The Gaga

Razzle dazzle, folks! It’s time for my favorite part of the year–Awards Season! With both the SAG Award nominations coming out and the current topic of discussion getting released, we’ve got a lot of potential winners of greatness. Though I could take a moment and give some attention to all the various ceremonies coming up, I think it is best to focus on one of the two big heavy hitters–The Golden Globes. Sometimes known as a fancy booze party rather than a respectable event, this is definitely one of the shows to watch for this season. Curious to know the nominees? Let’s take a look at the list.

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Theater Thursday: From the Abbey to the Stage – TV Musical Adaptations That Would Be Cool

Recently, you might have heard a bit in the forests of the internets that Downton Abbey, the  popular BBC drama about an upper-crust British family in the 1920’s, might become a stage show. Granted, the specifics of said production have flip-flopped between it being an arena show or a theater production, but regardless it is something that will, in its basic form, be a musical. And thus, the question must be asked, what other TV shows should be translated to the stage? Though there will be disagreements, here are some series that deserve to get the musical treatment.

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Gothic Magic in the 21st Century: A Review of Alexandra Monir’s “Suspicion”

Suspicion, Alexandra Monir’s third novel, tells the story of Imogen Rockford, born to English nobility, but raised in New York City, who discovers a strange connection with her family’s estate, Rockford Manor, when she returns for the first time since the tragic accident that took her parents’ lives. Being a seventeen-year-old girl, Imogen also faces some of the surprises of new romance, all while learning how to navigate the world of twenty-first century nobility and the public eye. The author notes that her three main inspirations for the book were the novel Rebecca, the films of Alfred Hitchcock, and the world of the British aristocracy shown in Julian Fellowes’ Downton Abbey. There is also a song woven into the story, which you can hear Monir singing in the Youtube video below.

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Together, or Not At All

You know what’s awesome? Lists. Lists are really awesome. You know what’s also awesome? Relationships. Especially ones with a lot of feels attached. Sometimes, I get so completely overwhelmed with school that the only thing that can calm me down (or sometimes just make me more emotional) is thinking about my favorite relationships on television. So I’ve decided to provide you with a list of twenty of my favorites (not including honorable mentions), in order, broken up into four different categories: Romantic, Platonic Friends, Parent/Child, and Siblings. I’ve also attached a feels-worthy quote and explanation of why each is on my list of favorites.

Most. Appropriate. Gif. Ever.
Most. Appropriate. Gif. Ever.

Click below for some serious feels!

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