Busy week this week with groundbreaking Emmy wins, to the Papal visit, to this moment of peak whiteness, and Beyonce slaying at everything because she’s Beyonce. Let’s get to it.
Happy Friday! We have some more marriage equality updates, a timeline for future comic book movies, and the untimely passing of some notable people. Also, there’s a rather weird music/intelligence “study” with which I have some problems. Let’s get started:
So close to home, yet it feels like I’m far away. Read More Persephone Postcards: Prospect Park, Brooklyn
The best beach in the world if you’re into used condoms and cigarette butts.
We’ve got lots of cool readings this week, ranging from confused MRAs who don’t understand cat-based satire to why Cosmo‘s sex positions for lesbians are ridiculous. But there’s a lot of bad news too, including Ray Rice’s two-fucking-game suspension, assaults at SDCC, and slut-shaming Nicki Minaj and the Bachelorette. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply. Read More This Week in Misogyny is Staging a Topless Protest
Contrary to common sense, the New York Egg Cream contains neither eggs nor cream, so let’s get that out of the way. An egg cream is a fountain drink made popular in New York in the 1900s and may be my favorite use of seltzer to date. Several places in New York are now offering vegan versions, and with three ingredients you can mix up the treat yourself. Read More New York Egg Cream is a Sweet Though Confusing Confection
Pickles! Just reading the word makes my mouth water. Every year I entertain the idea of canning and pickling, but I’ve yet to jump in and do it. When living in Oklahoma, I was introduced to the wonder that is pickled okra, a delicious snack during the summer months, and would have to stop myself from eating the entire jar when offered a homemade batch. Could my fridge brim with homemade okra of my own? Read More Prepare your Brine, It’s Pickle Time!
Resulting in cheers and jeers alike, March 19th marked the annual Pies of March ride orchestrated by NYC’s direct action environmental organization Time’s Up!, best known for their involvement with NYC’s Critical Mass rides. These rides are ridiculously entertaining and inspiring, but the continual ticketing and police harassment of participants calls for an active ridership fighting for their right to the road. Read More Who Invited the Vegan? Nothin’ Like a Coconut Cream Pie In the Face