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  Meet Douglas, a beautiful growing African hippopotamus. He was found abandoned at two weeks old by rescuers with Conservation Lower Zambezi, and he now lives at Chipembele Wildlife Rescue in hopes of growing up safely and learning how to be a wild hippo. Douglas’s hobbies include swimming, splashing, strolling waterside, and sipping from a baby bottle. Oh, and playing with his two best friends, little doggies Molly and Coco. The rambunctious pair of ... Read More
This may seem an unlikely forum in which to examine manhood as something to aim for, but let’s remember that every man on the planet owes his existence to a woman. Recently, the only dude I’ve ever given birth to turned 13. To celebrate his Not Mitzvah, I invited various adults in his orbit to contribute to a homemade instructional book, titled Be A Man! Flip through it, and you’ll see input from various friends regarding male qualities they find most ... Read More
This Other "City by the Bay" is the Next Big ThingParamount TheaterOakland, CA, is a real-life Cinderella story. Long considered San Francisco’s shabby stepsister, Oakland has been transformed into the hipster next door, loved for its burgeoning food scene, its consistently sunny weather, and its laid-back vibe. Gertrude Stein famously said of the town that “there isn’t any there there,” but she’s been repeatedly proven wrong: Oakland’s the ... Read More
Young Dylan with her mother Mia Farrow In the wake of the publication of Dylan Farrow's open letter this Saturday, which included a full explanation of the years-old accusations of molestation by her adoptive father Woody Allen, a statement from Allen's publicist has been the second highest-profile rebuttal of her accusation of abuse by the famous director. The first, a Daily Beast article published even before the letter came out, which opened up a heated ... Read More
Makeup is part of the daily routine of countless women (and a few good men). Why women wear makeup is a complicated question, that often comes down to arguments of alleged and arguably false agency - paralleled in conversations about the choice to shave one's legs/armpits - complicated of course by societal beauty standards that put an immense amount of pressure on women's appearances, emphasizing the necessity to be as soft, supple, and attractive as money can ... Read More
I wouldn't call it "regret" exactly but in a recent interview J.K. Rowling admits to selfish motives regarding the beloved romance between 2/3rds of our favorite trio.  From the hybable article on the matter: “I wrote the Hermione/Ron relationship as a form of wish fulfillment. That’s how it was conceived, really. For reasons that have very little to do with literature and far more to do with me clinging to the plot as I first imagined ... Read More
   By now you might be acquainted with Theo and Beau, a dog and his boy. There’re kind of a big deal: Theo, a mixed breed puppy was adopted in early November by Jessica Shyba, and he quickly bonded with her human son Beau. The two began taking naps together every day; Theo just can’t wait for Beau to settle down for his afternoon nap and get the snuggle party started.    Now that we’re well into the new year, 22 Words decided ... Read More
  You know Where the Wild Things Are and In the Night Kitchen, but how about Let’s Be Enemies? The charming title is a work by author Janice May Udry, and its 1961 publication marked the beginnings of illustrator Maurice Sendak’s growth into the legendary artist we know him as today.    On the pages of this delightfully angst-ridden text, we might find Sendak’s vision of James and John, two boys who have had an unfortunate falling ... Read More
Let me tell you something about my experience relocating to New York City. It’s been super freaking lonely. Leaving behind my friends and family and my 2 beloved cats has been, some days, pretty close to heartbreaking. Lately I’ve been thinking about how significant and healing the companionship of my closest feline friends really is. The fact that my regular routine (north of the border) included coming home on the best and worst of days to the ... Read More
Chances are, this is not your first day here, but Kid President's welcome to people just entering the world is a reminder of what it means to actually be here.  "You're made from love, to be love, to spread love. Love is always louder, no matter what! Even if hate has a bullhorn, love is louder! So let your life be louder! Let's shout to the world: THINGS COULD BE BETTER! IT'S OKAY ABOUT THE MESS-UP'S!" I may or may not have cried some happy tears.Kid ... Read More