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    Yesterday, Sunday, November 5, a 26-year-old white man named Devin Patrick Kelley opened fire on the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, killing 26 people and injuring 20 others. Kelley was later found dead, though according to NBC, it’s unclear if his death was a suicide or if he was killed by a local resident. As details emerged about Kelley, it became clear that Kelley had something in common with many mass shooters: he’s a man with a history of domestic violence. The Washington Post reports...
For three nights only, a feminist wet dream came true: Bikini Kill reunited, performed “For Tammy Rae,” and we all died happy. You remember the first time you heard Bikini Kill? Your soul lifted out of your body and you became a Feminist, capital F. For many, Bikini Kill is reminiscent of discovering your own feminism, punk, and “counter-culture” scene. Pitchfork reports that on November 4, 2017, at The Kitchen in NYC, Bikini Kill reunited temporarily to help promote the 33 1/3 book focusing on the...
  With Queen Sugar, director and producer Ava DuVernay is leveling the playing field for women in television. Here, the outspoken filmmaker talks about why that's crucial, and what Hollywood can look lke with women behind the camera.  In the white man’s world of Hollywood, Ava DuVernay is no stranger to boundary busting. The 45-year-old former PR rep has been bravely blazing her own trail since releasing her first documentary, This is the Life, about L.A.’s alternative hip-hop scene, in 2008. She’s the first black woman to...
    Julie D'Aubigny's life is an absolute bonkbuster! It’s got duels, sexy nuns, opera, fires and murder. Julie D’Aubigny was born in 1673 to a family who was in the service of King Louis XIV of France. Her dad had a position training pages, so Julie got quite the education learning to read, write, draw and fence. Don’t piss off a gal with a sword!  She was married off to some bloke with a bit of cash with the du Maupin surname, which she picked up and used throughout...
  If you felt a serendipitous moment of peace Thursday evening at around 7 p.m., you weren’t the only one: for just 11 minutes, @realDonaldTrump did not exist. Trump’s Twitter account, which has over 40 million followers and 35,000 Tweets, is pretty notorious at this point. Whether he’s lobbing sexist insults at female news presenters or vague threats at North Korea, his feed teeters between upsetting, infuriating and terrifying. The account returned shortly after its deactivation, and Twitter representatives were quick to address the issue. “Earlier today @realdonaldtrump’s...
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