What We Missed

photograph by Martin Schoeller for Time Magazine

The day really belongs to Gabby Douglas. *squeals and claps* But if you haven’t gotten a chance to see Martin Schoeller’s beautiful photographs, run take a peak now.

Also, today is James Baldwin’s birthday. You know what he’d doing learning the news of Gabby Douglas’ historic win:

photo by Steve Schapiro

This bit of awesome on the interwebs features new writing and book reviews from some my favorite peeps.

The mainstream has caught on to the problem of sexual harassment in the video gaming world.

The Guardian headline writers are hilars.

This Chick-fil-a-gate-a-freude-mcspectacle is just doing too much. Cord Jefferson’s rather smart take on the ‘oppression’ of American Christianity.

SYREETA MCFADDEN is a Brooklyn based writer, photographer and adjunct professor of English. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, The Guardian, BuzzFeed, The Huffington Post, Religion Dispatches and Storyscape Journal. She is the managing editor of the online literary magazine, Union Station, and a co-curator of Poets in Unexpected Places. You can follow her on Twitter @reetamac.

Syreeta McFadden is a contributing opinion writer for The Guardian US and an editor of Union Station Magazine.

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