Language Log » Jill Abramson’s voice →
Tomorrow on the AMp with @aprilscissors, @morninggloria and @kimbriellTCR: “Vocal fry” and gendering speech patterns. For a legit breakdown, check this linguistic nerd shit out! Also, can you think of any non-British men who do this?
And the hippies are jingling, jangling, blowing smoke all over Haight Ashbury,...– Adam Fortunate Eagle (Red Lake Chippewa), on white privilege and the hippie movement in the Bay (via countrygramma)
About 33 neighborhood schools with at least 95 percent low-income students not...– Chicago Board of Education Meets Amid Protests on School Closings, Turnarounds
Chicago Streets →
Every street in Chicago, what title they have and why, plus historic naming information where intriguing/applicable.
Third Coast International Audio Festival ::... →
If you’ve ever dreamt of making radio, this is a great jumping off point. You have guidelines, you don’t have to do anything over 3 minutes, Third Coast will automatically feature your work on their website, and hey, maybe your piece will be awesome and they’ll fly you to Chicago and then we can HANG OUT TOGETHER!!
WHITNEY HOUSTON 1963-2012,T HE LEGACY, THE LIFE... →
Is it possible to joke about rape? →
Context, context, context.
The courts held that these laws did not violate the Catholics’ — or any...– Sarah Posner, Bishops Have No Religious Freedom Claim | Religion Dispatches “Practice” v. “conscience”
WBEZ to launch two new programs | Chicago Public... →
And tomorrow at 9:45, I will be on 4 radio stations at once! Check me and @brianbabylon talking with @evermainard about her rape joke that “will actually make you laugh!” on WBEZ’s 848 while we maintain The Morning AMp. Radio magic!
Neil Steinberg: Rape victims get short shrift in... →
Illinois State Police data reported 5,300 rapes statewide last year — more than 14 a day — though experts believe the actual number is triple that. Most go unreported, in part because the majority of rape victims are children — 54 percent, according to the Illinois Attorney General’s office… Of the more than 200 hospitals in Illinois, how many fully participate in the SANE program? Two.
Give Komen the Pink Slip: Five Ways to Support... →