Politics

Interview: Michelle Goldberg on Sex, Power & The Future of the World

Michelle Goldberg's groundbreaking book comes in like a lion this April. The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power and the Future of the World (Penguin Group) is no ordinary overview. Goldberg's investigation into the intersection of the... Read more »

Thao and the Get Down Stay Down at SXSW

Thao performing at the Bitch/Kill Rock Stars SXSW Party in Austin! Related: Austin Update Short and Sweet SXSW Day Party, Let’s Do This Austin! Read more »

Austin Update! Short and sweet.

The Kill Rock Stars show was great! The floor was full from noon o’clock on, when Portland locals Explode into Colors hit the stage. This three piece trio wowed the crowd outside their Pacific Northwest with Klaudia’s vocals and the awesome drumming from Lisa and Heather. The Paper... Read more »

The First Lady Fashion Show

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Just one more reason to love Michelle Obama

In her latest bout of kicking ass, Michelle Obama is using her family’s eating habits as a way to hopefully incite healthier, everything-in-moderation eating across the country. While this may not be entirely realistic, considering it is hard for some lower-income families to obtain healthy... Read more »

AA Strikes Again: "Legalize Gay" Shirts

While I've made my feelings about American Apparel clear in the past, they certainly are making themselves into a moving target. Picking up the slack left behind by... Read more »

"Humor": The Ultimate Cop Out

By now, I've imagine that most folks have seen the controversial Sean Delonas cartoon from yesterday's New York Post. For those of you new to this story, the New York Post claims that comic is supposed to be a play on both the current economic situation and a reference to a woman who was attacked... Read more »

Boxing Through Adversity

The New York Times has a great article up about Cheryl Ziegler, an 18-year-old single mother from the Lower Brule Sioux Reservation in South Dakota, who is also a boxer. Ziegler is Hawk's latest prize student. She is tough and determined and fights with proper technique: hands up, chin down. She... Read more »

These people threaten the sanctity of marriage?

The Courage Campaign released a video in response to the brief Ken Starr filed in California to nullify the 18,000 marriages that took place there last year before Proposition 8 passed. Set to Regina Spektor’s “Fidelity”, the video shows dozens of same-sex couples, their friends and family... Read more »

Speaking of Super Bowl Ads

The following was apparently an ad that NBC refused to show during the Super Bowl. It is a commercial featuring an ultra sound of an unborn baby–which all wraps up into an image of Obama. The basic message being: if Obama’s mother had aborted him because it was going to be “hard” to... Read more »

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The Dramatic History of American Sex-Ed Films

In 1948, in a seventh grade classroom in Eugene, Oregon, a teacher dimmed the lights and flipped on 16mm projector. A film called Human... Read more »

Sojourner Truth, Unveiled

The leaders of the [women's suffrage] movement trembled on seeing a tall, gaunt black woman in a gray dress and white turban,...

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Where My Girls At: Meet Two of Ferguson's Black Queer Activists

Amid national discussions of police brutality and systemic racism, Black women have been the loudest and most consistent voices demanding change. Read more »

Films and TV Portray Abortion as More Dangerous Than It Is

Films and television shows tend to present a skewed portrayal of abortion—when fictional movies and TV shows include a plotline about abortion... Read more »