The comments on the Gizmodo article about Vivek Wadhwa and women in tech are really disappointing. I can't deal with any more comments suggesting that feminists are sputtering harpies who are upset that Wadhwa is heroically fighting for gender equality just because he's a MAN, misandry!!!, etc. I'm also really not a…
I love this. This is some of my favorite street art, and I'm happy to see that the artist is still making these, and expanding even further the number and kinds of women that are represented in her work. Thought y'all might enjoy, too! The videos at the link are worth watching.
I'm really disappointed in so many of the comments on the Jez mainpage article about the guy who abused and killed his infant daughter. It goes without saying that what this guy is (probably) guilty of is unspeakably barbaric. No question.
If you ever happen to walk down U Street in Northwest DC going East, at one point, you'll see something notable on the side of a building that houses Ben's Chili Bowl, the landmark DC restaurant: it's Bill Cosby's face, five feet tall, peering out at you.
Any guesses? It was found at the back of a cabinet. It's solid glass with holes in it. My guess is . . . weird old pen holder? I HAVE NO IDEA.
if I kind of want to try this?
that Kat Callahan graciously shared. I'm really trying to wrestle with my feelings about the piece, because it's such a powerful piece, and the author has made themselves so vulnerable. And there's so much of value in it, and so much truth, but at the same time, I think there are some serious issues in it, too, that…
Regarding Janice Dickinson's interview about her rape at the hands of Bill Cosby, anomaly made an excellent point.
So I work in a small building that is the workspace of several different companies, and one of those companies is moving to a new building. What this means is that for the last 15 minutes, there have been movers straight up yelling and blasting super grainy pop country music on shitty speakers while they've started to…
Anyone else recognize today's Google doodle?
So, remember this video from yesterday?
In case you're interested, the NPR program On Point is covering #Gamergate right now—one of the guests is Deadspin's Kyle Wagner. You can listen here:
NPR and graphic design are two of my favorite things, and they just collided. Fresh Air just interviewed book cover designer Peter Mendelsund—thought I'd share in case any of you are as nerdy about these topics as I am.
Gifts are awful. Unless they're of the consumable or experiential variety (or just straight cash), they're usually just more stuff we have to deal with that's useless, not our taste, poorly-made, a chore to take care of, or a superfluous version of something we already have. (A pox on everyone in my life who's…
I thought this was worth some discussion, so here's a link:
A couple days ago, I was re-reading bell hooks's Feminism is for Everybody (published in 2000), and I came across a passage that struck me as particularly resonant at this point in time, with domestic violence and child abuse in people's consciousness and new militarized action brewing.
Since moving away from New England a couple years ago, I keep hearing people say things like "besides which" (which isn't the weirdest, but makes me cringe), "plus which," and "hence which." This is not normal, right? Am I just being weird? Grammar?
So somebody posted this Salon interview about teaching kids about sex on facebook, and it brought me to Al Vernacchio's TED talk about changing the way we teach sex ed. I generally hate TED talks for various reasons, but this is one notable exception—it's under ten minutes, and I promise it's worth your time.
Morning! In case you were having a blissful morning, here's some harsh reality for you. Wendy Kaminer (who has also, charmingly, supported the Citizens United decision and criticized the ACLU for voicing disapproval of the Redskins team name) continues her habit of asserting her progressive cred and then immediately…