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In case actually going to high school every day wasn't painful enough, one freshman has cruel taunting permanently printed in her yearbook. In a collage on one page, there is a photo in which the words ''fat ass'' are written right below Marie Gray's name. She's not alone, someone wrote ''faggot'' under another student's name. When Marie complained to the yearbook advisor she was told nothing could be done. The girl's mother said nobody at the school was ... Read More
Could you go a week without driving? A BlogHer post has issued a challenge: go one week without using your car. I know what the immediate reaction will be ''sure, New Yorker, easy for you to say!'' And it's true, living in Brooklyn and working in Manhattan, it's a whole lot easier for me to go carless than for most people. But give it a shot. Try some alternatives. Walk! It's a good form of exercise, so you're helping the environment and your health. You ... Read More
Trees Not Trash is a guerilla gardening group in Bushwick, Brooklyn. It started when founder Kate Gilliam noticed a lack of green space in her neighborhood. East Williamsburg and Bushwick are former industrial areas that have become increasingly residential. TNT has turned empty lots around Brooklyn into gardens and public green spaces. Currently they are working with the NYC Parks Department and the Million Trees NYC Initiative as well as operating the Trees Not ... Read More
Slate launched its new Web site, Double X, yesterday. The online magazine is written for women by women, and some powerful writers, actors, and politicians, including Margaret Cho, Amy Bloom, and Sandra Day O'Connor, helped get the party started by sharing some of their childhood dreams in a feature called The Secret Dreams of Famous Women. Who knew that Cho dreamed of being Wonder Woman or that O'Connor envisioned her future on a cattle ranch? According to the ... Read More
I loves me some Wanda Sykes. She performed at the White House Correspondents' dinner on Saturday and now she's gettin' mad slack for some controversial material. Heck, you can hear some laughs. Now the White House is mum on the situation. What do you think? --Regina info: msnbc.msn.com vids: 1, 2 via ... Read More