Friday News Bites: No Witty Headlines for Gun Violence + More

Presenting the Mad Libs of police brutality, and by mad, I mean “utter madness:” Police in [LOCATION] shot and killed [PoC NAME] after [MINOR CRIME]. At least I also have a few good stories in this week’s newsy roundup. Let’s get started.

This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny is Capsy Swearing

I just can’t, y’all. CANNOT. Even without the Ray Rice video debacle, there was still an absurd amount of news this week. Come on in to find out which surprising city may be passing a racist abortion ban, who thinks women are penis homes, and why white people need to shut up about butts and […]


P-Mag Nostalgia Project: 2001 With Juniper

Hey, it’s my turn! And it seems only right that much of my research was through Wikipedia, since the site was launched in 2001. Are we sitting comfortably?

LadyGhosts of TV Past

Two Questions About “The West Wing,” 3×01, “Isaac and Ismael”

Season three of The West Wing was set to debut in the fall of 2001, with the President Bartlet ready to run for reelection and educate the nation on MS. But it was the fall of 2001.


News Appetizers: I’ll Have Another wins Derby, Arizona defunds Planned Parenthood

It’s Monday! Already? I know. I KNOW. May the Sixth be with you.


Ten Years Later: Remembering 9/11

Today is the tenth anniversary of one of the most tragic days in American history. On September 11, 2001, 2,996 people were killed when terrorists flew two planes into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, one plane into the Pentagon and another plane was brought down by passengers before […]

Open Thread

It’s the Weekend Open Thread! Now With 100% More Unicorn.

Good Friday evening, Persephoneers. You’ve made it through another week. It’s time to kick back in the open thread and play with the new comment formatting gadgets. No, you will never be allowed to change the font color. I love you all too much to give you that power.

Pop Culture

Recommendations for 9/11 Programs

The tenth anniversary of 9/11 is just a few days away, and the networks and cable channels have been airing dozens of documentaries, interviews, and retrospectives in the days leading up to it. I absolutely understand those who don’t want to watch any of this, either because they have a connection to that day and […]

Op Ed

What Osama’s Death Means to the Muslim World

When people talk about Osama bin Laden, they always do so in relation to his impact on America. He was the nation’s bogeyman, and for good reason. However it might surprise many to learn his plotting and financing has killed far more in the Arab and Muslim world than in the West, and purposefully so.

The Daily Goodie

The Daily Goodie – 1/30

It’s the first day of the work week and the last day of the month!  I prefer it when the last day of the month falls on a Friday because it feels like everything is wrapping up nicely and it doesn’t make my dayplanner look out of order.  Alas, that will not be happening until […]