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  Witches are flocking to Brooklyn this October 20th for a gathering to hex Brett Kavanaugh, who was just sworn in to the Supreme Court despite several accusations of sexual assault. Brooklyn-based witch Dakota Bracciale arranged the event, which is scheduled to take place at Catland, an occult bookstore and spiritual community space. Half of the proceeds will be donated to Planned Parenthood and the Ali Forney Center, a NYC shelter for homeless LGBTQ youth, the Huffington Post reports. Different from a binding spell, which is about...
Since I'm the queen of crap jobs, Barbara Ehrenreich is a hero to me. Her 2001 book Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America, is something I return to time and again. For those not familiar with Nickel and Dimed, it chronicles Ehrenreich's experiment—inspired by welfare reform in the 1990s—to see if she could survive month-to-month working jobs considered “unskilled labor.” She spent time working at Wal-mart, in a nursing home, as a server and housekeeper and house cleaner. Along the way she found...
Girls Write Now: 
Two Decades of True Stories from Young Female VoicesBy Girls Write Now(Tin House Books) Girls Write Now, a book of personal essays written by high school girls, is both a feat of literary awesomeness and a slice of inspirational magic. Framed by defining quotes from today’s most influential feminists, including Roxane Gay and Gloria Steinem, these stories bring the reader through moments that have shaped their authors’ lives, from immigrant journeys across the sea to trips to the neighborhood laundromat. Every page...
Director Bryan Singer’s history of alleged rape, sexual harassment, and assault has been an “open secret” in Hollywood for years—but a damning Esquire expose is supposedly imminent, reports the Wrap. On Monday, Singer released a statement on Instagram saying the article will “rehash false accusations and bogus lawsuits.” The exposé is rumored to be released in the November edition of Esquire, out this week. Singer's statement continues, “In today’s climate where people’s careers are harmed by mere accusations, what Esquire is attempting to do is a reckless...
Natalie Kalmus was born in 1882 and has 404 credits on IMDB. Just to give you an idea of how incredible that is: Stephen Speilburg has 299 credits, Alfred Hitchcock clocks in at 204, and James Cameron has 151 (come on, James, get it together). So who was Natalie Kalmus? And how did this woman, born before the Hollywood boom even existed, rack up such an impressive cinematic CV? Well, Natalie Kalmus gave us color film.  Seriously, watch any Technicolor film from the 1930s and 1940s, and you will...