BY Holly Trantham
on Feb 06, 2015
Punxsutawney Phil, the asshole he is, told us this week that we're going to be enduring six more weeks of winter. Great, you think, as you empty the slush that somehow made its way inside your boots. If only we could all just crawl back into the ground and sleep for a month and a half. Groundhog jerk.
So yes, you're stuck in your winter wardrobe for what looks like the foreseeable future. Read More
BY Tess Duncan
on Mar 11, 2013
Miami rapper and hip-hop songstress Kat Dahlia released the music video for “Gangsta” last week and I can’t get it out of my head. Dahlia’s rough-around-the-edges vocals and brutal lyrics make for a gloomy centerpiece to a sunshiny backdrop of a video. The track is about her independence from a toxic relationship, but certain lines are woven in to create an even more serious story. The piano riff is beautiful as Dahlia cuts deep with, “My mommy started workin’ days at the church/ Finding faith in God ‘cause the real world hurts. Read More
Well, this is terrible: two men have been arrested by Afghan police due to allegations of beheading a 15-year-old girl after her father turned down a marriage proposal.
The young girl was allegedly attacked while she was walking home with drinking water for her family. “Our investigation shows those who killed her were people who wanted to marry her,” a Kunduz province police official told the BBC. The two suspects were also her relatives.
The father turned down the offer because “she was too young to be engaged.” That, at least, sounds hopeful to me. Read More
BY Ivanna Avalos
on Mar 29, 2012
Adrienne Rich, a renowned feminist poet and essayist died Tuesday in her Santa Cruz home from complications with rheumatoid arthritis. She was 82.
Rich’s writing centered on her observations and reflections on women’s rights, racism, civil rights, politics, sexuality and sexuality between women. She brought to the forefront issues that plagued women in the 1950s and was a true pioneer of the feminist movement.
She wrote over two-dozen volumes of poetry and more than a half-dozen prose throughout her career, winning countless awards and prizes for her enlightening writing. Read More
BY Intern Caroline
on Feb 23, 2012
Marie Colvin, a legendary reporter and true badass, was killed yesterday by Syrian shelling in rebel stronghold Homs. Colvin was respected by all as one of the most courageous correspondents of her generation. She dedicated her life to disseminating stories from war zones, refusing to water down the information for mass media consumption. In her long career with the Sunday Times of London, Colvin was known to throw herself into the fray of conflicted regions, demanding to tell the story of those most often overlooked: the women and children. Read More
BY Intern Caroline
on Feb 17, 2012
"DEAR MEDIA.. Ur plan is not working.. I'm not going anywhere so get used to me," Chris Brown warned in a twitter rampage that was later deleted. In other news, the sky is blue and water is wet. Read More