Monthly Archives: May 2012

What We Missed

TweetThe California Senate has passed a bill designed to curb the exploitative, hurtful and medically bullshit practice of “ex-gay conversion therapy.” The fabulous Rebecca Traister on the terrifying (to some) phenomenon of the single woman. “Nice Jewish girl” and “accidentally knocked up” are not mutually exclusive. At Bitch, Black women and the burden of respectability. Tweet
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Gatsby. What Gatsby?

Tweet I don’t know about you, but I’m really feeling this trailer. Baz Lurhmann’s signature penchant for assigning an anachronistic soundscape to re-imagined and vividly colorful fictional histories had me at beat drop from Jay and Ye’s No Church in The Wild.  That track is perfect for setting the tone for the uninitiated; a dark and [...]
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Mad Men Midweek Fix: Three Women

Tweet As always, this post contains a bunch of spoilers.  Joan’s deal I feel like all season I’ve been the one saying, “Oooh, poor Pete! I feel so sorry for him!” and “Oooh Roger, he’s so damn charming!” So, for the record, fuck them. I can’t believe what a weasel Pete was–although it probably shouldn’t [...]
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MA federal appeals court rules DOMA unconstitutional

TweetA Massachusetts federal appeals court ruled DOMA unconstitutional today, setting the stage for the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a case on same-sex marriage for the first time since Massachusetts was the first state to make it legal 9 years ago. The state’s attorney general Martha Coakley praised the ruling in a statement: Today’s landmark ruling makes clear [...]
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Welcome Syreeta McFadden, our newest contributor!

TweetI’m thrilled to introduce you to Syreeta McFadden, our newest contributor. Syreeta is one of the founding editors of the online literary journal Union Station. Her writing has appeared in publications like the New York Times, The Huffington Post, Religion Dispatches and others.  She holds degrees from Columbia University and Sarah Lawrence College and is [...]
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