I’m sick of girls who don’t know how to high-five,” he says. He makes me try to...– How to get under Aaron Sorkin’s skin (and also, how to high-five properly) by Sarah Nicole Prickett - The Globe and Mail
Fifteen people were shot across the city Saturday night into Sunday morning,...– 13-year-old among 2 dead, 13 wounded overnight - chicagotribune.com (via sexartandpolitics) This is not a time to talk about gun control. Let’s just focus on the weather.
Current.org Blog: Chicago Public Media to buy... →
Sandusky's lawyer Joe Amendola likens trial to... →
WOW ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?
I support and agree with David Lowery's letter,...
stephaniefoo: To all the commenters on NPR saying that they will stop listening and donating to NPR, that the intern who wrote this piece, Emily, should be jailed, that she is a common criminal—for Christ’s sake, the girl is undeserving of such pure hatred. She is a 21-year-old intern (who probably is freaking out right now, telling herself that her career is over). Her music collection is...
Racism at Lincoln Hall and One Queer Roof
fuckyeahfatdykes: I want to be clear about the story we are telling. We were not allowed into Lincoln Hall because we used the word “racist” to the bouncer and that made two white men uncomfortable, intimidated, angry, spiteful and refused to accept the term deemed for a racist. In order for me to break down the details and speak truth to what happened on Saturday I must break it down to its...
Is it Fair for Chefs to Cook Other Cultures’... →
Eddie: I was made fun of for my stinky lunch upwards of 10 years. Immigrants of our parents’ generation have largely given up any hope that Americans will like their food. Francis: Word. Eddie: Then, to have these CIA grads come through, repackage the food, and sell it back to me at a premium is just ludicrous. You made fun of us until we were embarrassed about our food and changed our...
NPR: Hey Tumblr! My name is Daisy, NPR’s summer... →
npr: Hey Tumblr! My name is Daisy, NPR’s summer Social Media intern and the newest curator of the Tumblr page. I’m a Massachusetts native with a passion for free verse poetry, late night bowls of cereal, and those little glow in the dark stars you’re supposed to stick on your ceiling. I’m quite… Holy moly, Daisy sounds like she was genetically engineered to be an NPR intern.
Prometheus: an archaeological perspective (sort... →
So they land, after having found the alien spaceship by looking out of the window, and drive over to it in a secure looking all terrain vehicle, into which they could have all fitted comfortably. Instead of all fitting into it comfortably, however, two of them decide to ride over in space bikes, because if they hadn’t of done so, there’s no way they could have got separated from the main party....
I was at least thirteen before I figured out that “child molester”...– Margaret Atwood, The Spider Women, The New Yorker, June 4-11, 2012
NPR's 'Car Talk' duo calling it quits →
“Car Talk” isn’t disappearing, however. NPR says repurposed episodes will continue to air every week with material culled from the show’s archives. THE FUTURE OF PUBLIC MEDIA IS RERUNS.
At sea a fellow comes out. Salt water is like wine, in that respect.– Herman Melville Today is World Oceans Day
Young Heat fan's 'good job, good effort' cheer... →
“The Miami Heat are real winners. It doesn’t matter if they win or lose. In my heart they win every single game,” Meyer said. “In my heart, every year they get the championship.” I want the Heat to lose so bad but damn if this kid ain’t everything that is right with America.
S.H.A.M.E. Report: Malcolm Gladwell →
Next Tuesday I’m interviewing Yasha Levine, founder of The eXiled and now the S.H.A.ME. Project. Dude goes hard. in. the. paint.
Miss J kind of looks like Tyler, the Creator. →
Why Justin Bieber Didn't Really Sell 40,000... →
I feel so naïve!
NYT: “MEN invented the internet” - Boing Boing →
A Xeni Jardin takedown of this shitty NYTimes story that includes dozens of Twitter links to stories and pictures of the women who also invented the Internet.
Kiera Feldman on investigative narrative, trauma... →
Keira Feldman’s Grace in Broken Arrow is a worthy long read about child sex abuse and the cover up in one small Evangelical community in Tulsa. But this interview about how a thoughtful journalist works is fantastic and it includes links to lots of other important long reads about the long term effects of sexual violence.