Your Monday Random-Ass Roundup: Of Sheep and Honor.

Without much prompting or need, the good Reverend Dr. Glenn Beck and about 87,000 – or eleventy-jillion – of his minions rallied Saturday at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to restore America’s honor.

Which is all well and good. Assuming you believe honor is something to be valued above all else.

And all this [...]

Blogging Mad Men: Season 4, Ep. 6, “Waldorf Stories.”

Mad Men episode with Don and company at the CLIO awards airing the same night the Emmys? Thanks for the synchronicity, AMC!


Media Matters Rounds Up Glenn Beck’s Most Racist Moments.

Crossposted from ColorLines:

As the nation marks the 47th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin have taken to the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to, as they put it, restore our nation’s honor. The Washington Post reports that “an overwhelmingly white crowd of tens of thousands” [...]

In the Back of the Kitchen.

Top Chef’s contributions to the reality show genre don’t come from exciting cliff-hangers or the evil machinations of those who would only win by cheating: the ingredients that make it work best are good chefs cooking food that looks pretty and makes you want to eat it. Occasionally, there’s a key rivalry or a [...]

If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don’t Rise, Part Two

Say what you will about Spike Lee’s polemics; the man knows how to craft a powerful narrative. Whereas Part One of If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don’t Rise opened with the excitement of the Saint’s Superbowl win, the opening montage of Part Two—filled with footage of the havoc wreaked by the oil spill—set [...]

Random Midday Hotness: Eliza Skinner Loves Tyler Perry.

The Double Standard on Sexual Exploration.

So, I’m guest blogging at Feministe right now and, in my first post, I pointed out how annoyed I get about the sexual double-standard when we talk about kids exploring their sexuality for the first time. When boys start to masturbate, it’s just natural; when girls do it, it must be a [...]

The Senator Your Senator Could Smell Like.