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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. ...

Fall Art Season on the LES, Angela Dufresne, Ian Tweedy, Jean Lowe

The fall art season in New York starts on the Lower East Side and will ripple through Chelsea and mid-town by next week (to say nothing of what's happening in Brooklyn.) So if you found yourself on ...

A Gay Icon Gone

You either loved Joan Rivers or you hated her. ...

Venus In Virgo; Love Works

“To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. ...

Back-to-school not welcoming to all LGBTQ-students in Massachusetts

It's back-to-school season for most and stepping back into the scene isn't easy for a lot of students—especially LGBTQ  students. ...

The Real Superheroes of P’Town Carnival

The best week to be in Provincetown is the week of Carnival. The parade is its signature extravaganza. ...

Virgo New Moon: Magic Making

Sometimes when I look at the astrology for the month ahead I can’t help but say, “Oh. Fuck”. August was one of those months. ...

Kinetic Cinima @ Mad Museum

How does the idea of "queer/feminist/science fiction, dance and gaming ala 'live action role play'" grab you? Hopefully by the b*lls, because that is what the A.O. ...

Four Questions for After the Climate March
The New Yorker
September 22, 2014

More than three hundred thousand turned out for the People's Climate March, but its legacy and impact remain unclear.

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The Revolution Against Campus Sexual Assault
The Cut
September 22, 2014

Emma Sulkowicz, who will not put her mattress down until her alleged rapist is expelled, is its new public face.

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Emma Watson Delivers Game-Changing Speech on Feminism for the U.N.
Vanity Fair
September 22, 2014

The Harry Potter actress received a thunderous standing ovation.

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Reinventing Plus-Size Style
New Yorker
September 18, 2014

Lizzie Widdicombe attends Full Figured Fashion Week, and asks whether the designs will ever find acceptance in the high-fashion world.

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Daniele Watts'; Boyfriend Throws Her Under The Bus
MadameNoire
September 18, 2014

Django Unchained actress Daniele Watts' boyfriend throws her under the bus to police officer in newly release audio.

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A NYC Bartender's Powerful Open Letter To The Hedge Funder Who Allegedly Grabbed Her Ass: Gothamist
gothamist
September 18, 2014

A SoHo bartender is fed up with misogynistic bros treating her like a piece of meat, and she's written a powerful open letter to the hedge funder who she says grabbed her ass at work.

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My Dad Was James Brown. I Saw Him Beat My Mom.
Vulture
September 17, 2014

The beatings always begin the same way, with the same terrible sounds. My parents are in their bedroom, behind closed doors.

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Report: Joan Rivers' Doctor Took Selfie During Unauthorized Biopsy
jezebel
September 17, 2014

New details have come out about the medical procedure during which Joan Rivers went into cardiac arrest, and they're really appalling.

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What links creativity, conspiracy theories, and delusions? A phenomenon called apophenia.
Slate
September 17, 2014

A German scientist named Klaus Conrad coined apophanie (from the Greek apo, away, and phaenein, to show) in 1958. He was describing the acute stage of schizophrenia, during which unrelated details seem saturated in connections and meaning.

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An Unlikely Ballerina
New Yorker
September 16, 2014

Rivka Galchen profiles Misty Copeland, ballet’s rising star, whose goal “is to become the first African-American principal dancer with A.B.T.”

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Rihanna to CBS and NFL: 'Fuck You!'
jezebel
September 16, 2014

Last week, the NFL tried to cover its ass for its abysmal handling of the Ray Rice elevator tape -- and its depraved indifference to domestic violence in general -- by, uh, canceling a game-opening sequence that featured Rihanna. Because Rihanna is a domestic violence survivor. Okay.

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Django Unchained Actress to Cops: 'Is It Just Because I'm Black?'
jezebel
September 16, 2014

An audio recording of an incident involving Django Unchained actress Danièle Watts and the LAPD was released on Monday.

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These Women's Cycling Team Uniforms Don't Exactly Photograph Well
gawekr
September 16, 2014

An unfortunately placed gold panel captured the imaginations of thousands of cycling enthusiasts this weekend when the Colombian women's team debuted their new team uniforms.

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‘Screwed’ New York artists are fleeing to Los Angeles
Page Six
September 16, 2014

Popular street artist Shepard Fairey — who created the “Hope” posters widely used during Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign — says New York City’s high cost of living is driving artists out of town to Los Angeles, and making LA the country’s new cultural hub.

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Wonder Woman’s Secret Past
newyorker.com
September 15, 2014

Jill Lepore on Wonder Woman’s real origin story: she was a utopian feminist creation, inspired by Margaret Sanger and the ideals of free love.

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Mark Sanford's Fiancee Found Out About Split From Facebook Post
Huffpo
September 15, 2014

The former fiancee of Rep. Mark Sanford found out the engagement was off the same way the rest of the world did: on Facebook written by Sanford... Meanwhile his ex-wife, demanded he undergo a psychiatric exam and take both anger management and parenting classes.

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My Year As an Abortion Doula
The Cut
September 15, 2014

What it's like to help other women end their pregnancies.

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The Woman Who Will Judge Oscar Pistorius
The New Yorker
September 11, 2014

In 1998, Masipa was appointed as a judge in the High Court of South Africa—only the second black woman to the bench. Albie Sachs, a former Constitutional Court Justice told me, “It was part of a breakthrough. In a sense, she is a pioneer.”

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Judge Finds Oscar Pistorius Not Guilty of Murder
NYmag
September 11, 2014

But the Olympic athlete still faces other charges.

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