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16-year-old queer Latina Jessie Hernandez killed by Denver police

Jessie Hernandez’ friends describe her as goofy, lovable, with an infectious smile. On Monday morning, the Denver police officers saw in Jessie — a Latina, queer-presenting young person — a threat. For this reason, Jessie is now dead.

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Bjork talks sexism: “Everything that a guy says once, you have to say five times.”

Back in 2004, when I read Alex Ross’s New Yorker profile of Bjork, I was largely unaware of previous criticism of her last album, Vespertine. Ross’s profile introduced me to Bjork’s extensive and thoughtful creative process, painting a vivid portrait of the artist crafting beats and sounds on her laptop, a catalogue of tunes to weave together for the final product.

Back in 2004, when I read Alex Ross’s New Yorker profile of Bjork, I was largely unaware of previous criticism of her last album, Vespertine. Ross’s profile introduced me to Bjork’s extensive and thoughtful creative ...

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Fungal Pleasures: Captain Toad and self-care

Being a gaming critic (particularly one who often courts controversy by being a feminist critic) I always feel “switched on” when I play even particularly fun or long-awaited games. It’s increasingly difficult just to let go and lose myself in the flow of repetitive motion, say, or feel completely immersed in a story.

Being a gaming critic (particularly one who often courts controversy by being a feminist critic) I always feel “switched on” when I play even particularly fun or long-awaited games. It’s increasingly difficult just to let go and ...

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Feministing Jamz: Alynda Lee Segarra of Hurray for the Riff Raff

If you are not familiar with Hurray for the Riff Raff, the time to catch up is now. Breathing new life into the American folk tradition, the Bronx-bred, New Orleans-based Alynda Lee Segarra — the woman behind Hurray for the Riff Raff — writes music celebrating, about, and for anyone who might be considered the “riff raff.”

If you are not familiar with Hurray for the Riff Raff, the time to catch up is now. Breathing new life into the American folk tradition, the Bronx-bred, New Orleans-based Alynda Lee Segarra — the woman behind ...

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At the last minute, GOP Congress decides not to vote on 20-week abortion ban

As you’ll recall, the Republican-controlled Congress was planning to mark the anniversary of Roe v. Wade today by showing just how anti-choice and ineffectual they are by passing an unconstitutional 20-week abortion ban that President Obama would veto. But there’s been a slight last-minute change of plans:
As you’ll recall, the Republican-controlled Congress was planning to mark the anniversary of Roe v. Wade today by showing just how anti-choice and ineffectual they are by passing an unconstitutional 20-week abortion ban that President ...
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Why campus approaches to sexual violence shouldn’t be more like criminal trials

Over at The American Prospect, Alexandra has a thorough and much-needed explanation of why campus disciplinary proceedings on sexual violence should not just become more like criminal cases but instead enforce procedural reforms that protect both survivors and the accused. 

Over at The American Prospect, Alexandra has a thorough and much-needed explanation of why campus disciplinary proceedings on sexual violence should not just become more like criminal cases but instead enforce procedural reforms that protect both survivors ...

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