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I was surfing the internet at around 1pm yesterday, when I suddenly came across a headline that almost literally broke my heart.  “Oh, my gosh,” I gasped, slightly paralyzed. “Elaine Stritch just died!” The other bloggers looked around and at me with looks of concern. “Who?” they asked. It sadly occurred to me that not everyone my age would know who she was, but how could I begin to describe her? She was a star of Broadway, ... Read More
As a die hard, binge-watched-the-second-season-in-13-consecutive-hours Orange Is the New Black fanatic, you can imagine my utter dismay and contrition upon realizing that, unbeknownst to me, the series is actually based on an autobiographical book. How can this be? I’m a fraud,  a poseur, (or as Holden Caulfield would say), a phony. But I resolved, right then and there, not to allow for this shameful instance of ignorance to define me, and promptly made ... Read More
Marina Watanabe, also known by her Youtube alias, MarinaShutUp, gives me major hope for the future of feminists on Youtube. In an interweb-vortex full of trolls and hater comments, Marina stands strong with quick-wit, deadpan humor and a lot of sass, while working to create a safe and thoughtful place as a nose ring-clad feminist crusader. Discussing issues ranging from myths about feminism, to coming to grips with depression, to her love of McNuggets; Marina is ... Read More
A South Carolina mom was charged with unlawful conduct towards her child, and is currently sitting in prison with who she may not know, are there for similar reasons. Debra Harrell, who didn’t have the money to pay a babysitter, had to make a choice. She could either take her nine year old child to work with her (Harrell was a McDonalds staff member) or she could drop her off at the park to play. The child preferred to play at the park, for obvious ... Read More
  At just before 7 PM on Saturday evening, a friend and I arrived at the Nuyorican Poet’s Café.  We were left in no doubt that we’d reached the right place: a huge mural of a man’s face before a microphone stretches across the façade. We bought tickets at the door and hurried into the café, wanting to get seats before the lights dimmed and “Call Me Crazy: Diary of a Mad Social Worker,” the one woman play ... Read More
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