Friday News Bites: Boehner Tantrums, War Trickery, Whiskey + More

Every time you think that the Republican wing of the U.S. House of Representatives has exhausted their list of fit-throwing methods, they double down and find new ways to be petulant children. On a related note: I may be a bit cranky about the world this week. Shocking, I know. Read More Friday News Bites: Boehner Tantrums, War Trickery, Whiskey + More

News in Europe: VE Day

Greetings, citizens, from the land that knows no spring (I’m *this* close to getting the phrase patented and internationally recognized)! It’s VE Day today (Liberation Day where I come from), so spare a thought for those who made this Europe possible. Meanwhile, its story is moving on, and like I said before, history likes to repeat itself, only nobody is listening. Let’s get right to it. Read More News in Europe: VE Day

News in Europe: French Chicken Porn!

Greetings, friends and Romans, and welcome to a new edition of “How are things in Ukraine?” And yes, there might be a sentence containing the above words. But later. Read More News in Europe: French Chicken Porn!

This Week in Misogyny 2: Abortion Boogaloo

It’s been an abortion-palooza across America! Let’s take this one shitty state at a time. (Trigger warning for discussions of abortion, rape, and incest.) Read More This Week in Misogyny 2: Abortion Boogaloo

Cheap Weekend Fun: Donating!

Persephone crew, let’s be honest. Most of us check out the Cheap Weekend Fun section as a way to fill our hearts and minds for the very best under five bucks. While times are tight and there’s no better feeling than when you can feel like a millionaire by stretching your dollar as far as it can go, I’m thinking this weekend we can do a cheap weekend fun favor for a few folks who need some serious funds. With some serious crises out and about, one of the best ways we can spend our hard-earned cash this weekend is to help out others. Here is a list of a few places that would love your good nature. Read More Cheap Weekend Fun: Donating!

4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days: The Importance of Choice

With the recent challenges to abortion laws and availability in the United States, we cannot forget the importance of having access to safe, legal abortions. What women must suffer through to procure an illegal abortion is appalling, and is wonderfully depicted in the 2007 Romanian film 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days, directed by Cristian Mungiu. The films follows Otilia (Anamaria Marinca), a young woman who helps her roommate Gabita (Laura Vasiliu) procure an illegal abortion from a man named Bebe (Vlad Ivanov) during Nicolae Ceausescu’s Communist regime. Read More 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days: The Importance of Choice