It’s Martin Luther King Day, so let do what we do best and start unpacking this nation’s terrible race relations, starting with a movie about him!
Did everyone have a great weekend? This past week was busy, so let’s get to it!
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 […]
Despite my silly headline, we do have some serious stories to cover this week. Let’s get to those first, and you shall be rewarded with some amusing stories to see you into the weekend.
Oh honey pot, doodle face, little poodles and cats. Welcome back.
Recently, a friend asked me for books, preferably fiction, to help her understand the history of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. I don’t think I can adequately cover that subject (ever, it’s just so big), but I can offer some suggestions regarding Israel, Palestine, Syria, and the changing face of the Middle East. I do want to […]
Of all the news this week, I was most excited to learn that Joe Biden shops at Costco. Seriously, the man looks like he is just enjoying the hell out of life.
First and foremost: don’t forget to have set your clocks back yesterday! I know, you didn’t forget, and if you did, you’ve already had a hilarious mixup and realized your mistake. But I needed an excuse to complain about the fact that I only got 23 hours’ worth of birthday this year. Boo. Hiss.
Al-Nakba is known in Arabic as “the catastrophe” and known in Israel as the day of independence. For Palestinians, it is a day of mournful commemoration as it marks a period when 700,000 Palestinians were forcefully removed from their cities and villages and displaced into Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Gaza, and the West Bank.
Few subjects evoke such outrage as the Gaza Strip. And for good reason. With the razing and the rockets and between Hamas and the IDF, loyalties and emotions have been cranked up to a fever pitch. With Palestine courting the world for the U.N. vote for recognition as a sovereign nation, now comes another twist […]
In the neverending propaganda war that swirls around Israel and Palestine, it’s sometimes difficult to get clear, concise information. Simple events that seem clear-cut suddenly take on nuance when taking into consideration the gravity of Israel’s national security and the importance of treating Palestinians with dignity.
Life in the West Bank can be harrowing during the best of times. In between settlements, sanctions, violence, and shortages, joy is neither quick nor easy to come by. Some are fast to point out that some of the West Bank’s newer developments are prosperous and thriving.