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News

Friday News Bites: Umpqua and Election Updates, Nobel Prizes + More

Greetings, everyone. This week, I have lots of links related to the Umpqua Community College shooting and other matters of gun violence, but we’ve got a few bright spots to cover too, so let’s get started.

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News

PoC News in America

Hope you are enjoying this long wonderful, 3-day weekend if you are stateside.

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News

Friday News Bites: Syrian Refugees, Oliver Sacks + More

Greetings, one and all. Quick roundup of news stories this Friday, though I invite you all (as usual) to share anything interesting that has crossed your path.

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News

PoC News in America

This weekend I did not watch the MTV VMAs but I did watch most of these unforgettable hip-hop performances from the VMAs. Kanye West received the Video Vanguard Award and host Miley Cyrus defined white feminism.

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Music

Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Early Heatwave Edition

Summer came to Seattle like a power bomb. It topped 85 a few days ago. This makes Alyson melt. I apparently was not ready for summer, though my listening tastes have prepared me for the incoming heatwave. I apologize in advance for not including the actual song, “Heatwave.” 

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Just for Fun

Surfing the Tubes: The Best Videos I Saw This Week

Sometimes, all you need is to remember how hilarious old videos are. Sometimes, all you need is a cool performance by some rad rocker chicks. Sometimes, you just need to sit down and turn your brain off and let YouTube tell you what to do. 

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Dispatches from Ladyblogland: I Love the Internet

I am in love with the Internet right now. Yeah, there are some terrible spaces for women, but there are also amazing people calling it like they see it and making us think.

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This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny: Hoo Lordy

Oh, misogyny. It never stops, does it? This week we’re catching up on three weeks worth of awful, so brace yourselves. Plus, you get to find out why I’m not friends with very many people from high school! (Yes, it’s disgustingly relevant and you probably already saw the story.) As usual, trigger warnings for pretty […]

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Perspectives

An Open Letter to Miley Cyrus

Dear Miley, You’ve received your fair share of criticism in recent years. I confess, I liked your show, and I’ve danced to “See You Again” in my living room. I thought you were okay. Like the rest of America, I’ve seen your progression to movies and a solo career. When you started with the twerk and ratchet […]

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Pop Culture

Best of Tumblr: Nothing Nemo Edition

A lot of tumblr last week was preoccupied with Nor’easter Nemo, but the tumblr world moves so fast that, by Friday, it had moved on to the normal preoccupations of tumblr: fandoms, food, gifs, beautiful things, funny things, and Miley Cyrus. This is what I crown the Best of Tumblr: Nothing Nemo Edition.

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Pop Culture

Miley Cyrus and the Bong Hit Heard ‘Round the World

You may have heard by now, if you read any B-class online news venues or follow gossip/celebrity blogs or have the audacity to check Google Trends, that Miley Cyrus was recently caught on tape smoking what sources say is salvia. This revelation set off a chain reaction of increased salvia sales (“We’ll have the stuff […]