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Scorpio Solar Eclipse: Regenerative Journeys

We are taught to be afraid of the dark. We are taught to be afraid of difference. We are taught to be afraid of each other. We are taught to be afraid. Period. ...

Remembering the Life, Love and Legacy of Audre Lorde

Have you ever wondered what unseen photos, faux pas, untold stories, and unfinished works surviving partners of famous people are left with? ...

Is being "Black-ish" also being homophobic-ish

The second episode of ABC's promising new comedy "Black-ish" left its LGBTQ viewership "black and blue." ...

Malala's Dad Ziauddin Yousafzai

Pakistani educator Ziauddin Yousafzai, father of the education activist Malala Yousafzai, gives a gripping TED talk about the ills of Patriarchal societies. ...

Mercury Retrograde: Shadows Searching for Light

Mercury retrograde is not to be feared. It’s a rhythm to be rocked. It’s a song to be sung. It’s an excuse to get your introspective groove on. ...

Effects of climate change in my backyard

Sunday morning, September 21, Rita Renee Toll-Dubois and her lifelong partner Ranger Jean Rogers of Lynn, quietly boarded one of the many Cambridge buses heading to the People's Climate Change Marc ...

Lena Dunham Not That Kind of Girl

Lena Dunham is on a 12-city press junket for her newly released book, Not That kind of Girl, (for which she received a 3.7 million dollar advance from her publisher). ...

Black Children Are Beloved and Beaten

"Beloved and beaten" is a phrase that best depicts how many African American children—past and present—are disciplined. It is an authoritative type of African American parenting discipline sty ...

Autumnal Equinox & The New Moon in Libra: What it Means to be Seen

Each new moon acts like a symbolic fertilization and release of the energy of the sign in which it occurs. ...

Alison Bechdel Receives Genius Grant

No doubt this year was a big one for Alison Bechdel, not only did her graphic novel "Fun Home" have a stellar ride as a musical at ...

Alix Olson the Protagonist

If your queer coming of age happened in the 90's then you would have certainly been aware of the burgeoning movement of queer women performers. ...

A Shark Chomped This Surfer's Leg Yet She Says:'Sorry, I Took Your Wave'
buzzfeed.com
October 20, 2014

WARNING: If you’re afraid of sharks DO NOT read this. ..

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"Douchebag": The White Racial Slur We’ve All Been Waiting For
gawker.com
October 20, 2014

"The white folks had sure brought their white to work with them that morning."

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Banksy arrest hoax: Internet duped by fake report claiming that the street artist's identity has been revealed
The Independant
October 20, 2014

“The Banksy arrest is a hoax,” the street artist’s publicist, Jo Brooks, told The Independent. However, the prank seems to have duped the internet, with his name quickly trending on Twitter.

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13 Responses to the Beyoncé - Jay-Z Pic with the Mona Lisa
hyperallergic.com
October 16, 2014

Some thoughts: Do most celebrities get to enter major museums when no one else is around? Regular people don't get to stand that close. The Mona Lisa looks less European than we're often led to believe. Buzzfeed has lost its mind

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Copywrong
newyorker.com
October 16, 2014

Why have copyright protections grown and grown? Louis Menand on what the intellectual-property battles really mean.

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Local Chicago Man Would Like Women to Smile, Accept His Advances
jezebel
October 15, 2014

A human fedora hat in Chicago posted an open letter to Craigslist reminding the women of his city to smile and dress pretty so he can assault you with this unwanted advances. You know, helpful, necessary advice.

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Soccer, Airbnb, and the colonization of the Mission
48 hills48 hills
October 15, 2014

By now the video of the young white “Dropbox Dudes” kicking the youth of color out of the Mission Playground has traveled the world with virality.

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Feminist cancels USU talk after guns allowed despite death threat :: The Salt Lake Tribune
sltrib.com
October 15, 2014

Anita Sarkeesian has shown up for speaking engagements amidst terror threats before. But after learning that Utah State University was legally forbidden from restricting firearms at a Wednesday lecture over which she received a death threat, the nat...

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Blake Lively's Fall Fashion Inspiration Is Slaveowners
gawker
October 15, 2014

You'd think that after 12 Years a Slave won all those Oscars, slaves are over. But you'd be thinking wrong, says actress and lifestyle guru Blake Lively, whose dogged pursuit of the joie de vivre associated with slavery is such that she chose to be married on a Southern plantation.

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Egg Freezing as a Work Benefit?
NY Times
October 15, 2014

Tech companies are famous for their lavish benefits, like in-office haircuts, dry cleaning and massages. Now some of those companies are setting off a debate about women and work with a new benefit — paying for women on the payroll to freeze their eggs.

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Striking Mosaic Floor Found in Greek Tomb
hyperallergic
October 15, 2014

Last month, archeologists uncovered two oversize marble caryatids and a colorful marble panel in a substantial tomb complex in Amphipolis, Greece. Now, after excavating behind the sealing wall that the caryatids were guarding, they've found a chamber with a large and largely intact mosaic floor.

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The Mindy Project Debuts Lesbian Character Married To Julie Goldman, Bless It
Autostraddle
October 15, 2014

You read that right. Julie Goldman plays a butch lesbian on the Mindy Project...

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Can George Clooney's Wife Rescue the Elgin Marbles?
artnet
October 14, 2014

The Anglo-Lebanese human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin-Clooney travelled to Athens to advise the Greek government on the reclamation of the parthenon marbles

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Claudia Rankine’s Citizen An American Lyric, reviewed.
slate.com
October 14, 2014

Few words echo as far and fast as racist. Amid so much supposedly race-neutral language, it lands with a violent unreality, uprooting both subject and speaker. Claudia Rankine said as much in her speech at the 2011 AWP conference, and she was right: That talk created an immediate sensation, one...

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21 Feelings All Mixed-Race People Know
buzzfeed
October 14, 2014

It ain't easy being the face of the future. ..

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Transparent creator to recruit female transgender writer for second season
theguardian.com
October 14, 2014

Jill Soloway says she wants to nurture a female transgender writer to work on the second series of show about trans woman

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Amazon Renews 'Transparent' For A Second Season
huffington post
October 14, 2014

Our dreams have come true: Amazon has renewed Jill Soloway's Transparent for a second season. The new series, which debuted its first full season on Amazon Prime in September, was not only the most binge-watched series in the history ...

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A Bombshell Document at the Vatican Synod
The New Yorker
October 14, 2014

The document advocates for making annulment easier, and contains far more positive language about homosexuality than the Church is accustomed to using.

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Does Liberalism Have an Answer to Campus Rape?
NYMag
October 14, 2014

universities aren’t trampling due process because they hate due process. They’re doing it because they hate campus rape, of which there is (unlike terrorism, it should be said) an awful lot.

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