What We Missed

If you’re a straight man celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in the presence of other men, Guinness has a tutorial on how to avoid being too gay about it.

Spoiler alert: On Tuesday’s episode of “Glee,” Kurt and Blaine finally kissed. And it was a long, passionate kiss, too, not the kind of quick peck we so often have to settle for when gay characters are allowed to physically express affection on television. Even better than the actual kiss is this video of a crowd of Gleeks reacting to it, from gay comedian Bryan Safi.

At the Washington City Paper, Shani O. Hilton writes about life as a Black D.C. gentrifier.

You know how Ann said yesterday that every woman should write something? Here’s a chance: the New York Times‘ Modern Love column is holding its annual contest for college students.

SisterSongNYC’s leader Jasmine Burnett on the racist tactics that anti-choicers have been employing of late: “The message that I want people to understand today is that Black women and women of color are pissed. Off.”

One of the four New York Times journalists confirmed missing in Libya is a woman photojournalist by the name of Lynsey Addario.

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Chloe Angyal is a journalist and scholar of popular culture from Sydney, Australia. She joined the Feministing team in 2009. Her writing about politics and popular culture has been published in The Atlantic, The Guardian, New York magazine, Reuters, The LA Times and many other outlets in the US, Australia, UK, and France. She makes regular appearances on radio and television in the US and Australia. She has an AB in Sociology from Princeton University and a PhD in Arts and Media from the University of New South Wales. Her academic work focuses on Hollywood romantic comedies; her doctoral thesis was about how the genre depicts gender, sex, and power, and grew out of a series she wrote for Feministing, the Feministing Rom Com Review. Chloe is a Senior Facilitator at The OpEd Project and a Senior Advisor to The Harry Potter Alliance. You can read more of her writing at chloesangyal.com

Chloe Angyal is a journalist and scholar of popular culture from Sydney, Australia.

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