Friday News Bites: New Hampshire Primary, Oregon Standoff Ends + More:

Happy Friday, everyone! Bit of a short and sweet(?) News Bites this week, but I think we need that now and again. Let’s get started:

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Friday News Bites: Flint Water Crisis, Obama Accomplishments + More

Hello, unicorns! How are we doing this week, in this world without David Bowie? Let’s catch up on some of this week’s interesting news stories…

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Friday News Bites: Duggar Disgraces, FIFA Arrests, SCIENCE! + More

Greetings, fellow unicorns. It’s time once again to round up the news stories that caught my eye this week, and we have a lot to cover. Wade through the frustrating, soak in the interesting, and reward yourself with a good song at the end. Let’s get started:

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Dispatches From Ladyblogland

This week, we’ve got some writing-related news, including J.K. Rowling being lovely, and various other ladyblogging business. Shall we jump in? Read More Dispatches From Ladyblogland

Friday News Bites: Equality Setbacks, Health Advisories, Sports + More

It’s not too often that I have much to say on the subject of sports, but we’ve got a few stories of note this week, as well as some new hurdles to LGBT equality. Throw in some medical/science-y bits, and we’ve got ourselves a newsy roundup. Let’s get to it:

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Friday News Bites: Bowe Bergdahl, Amazon vs. Hachette, Political Facepalms + More

Happy Friday, friends. We have a grab-bag of politicians making some … questionable decisions, LEGO being awesome, and the Amazon Overlords being rather Overlord-y. Let’s get started.

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This Week in Misogyny: Listicles Before Testicles

There’s not too much news to report this week, though what little there is still manages to be rage-inducing. However, I have a ton of awesome recommended readings for you, from listicles about ridiculous sex advice and the ignorant things people ask trans* people to discussions about doxxing and victim-blaming. Let’s jump on in! (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny: Listicles Before Testicles

Book Review: “The Cuckoo’s Calling,” by Robert Galbraith

On one of those rare days that I spent several hours away from my computer and away from Tumblr, news broke that J.K. Rowling had written a new book under a pseudonym. I came home to a Tumblr dashboard full of posts relaying the news and I knew instantly that I’d be reading this book. There had been an almost universal ambivalence about The Casual Vacancy, Rowling’s other post-Potter writing endeavor. But the synopsis of this new book — The Cuckoo’s Calling — sounded different. For one thing, it was a mystery novel, which Rowling had often expressed a desire to write. For another, even the synopsis sounded more engaging. How could a book about “Detective Cormoran Strike” be boring? Read More Book Review: “The Cuckoo’s Calling,” by Robert Galbraith