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Sandy has essentially pre-empted Blackface Christmas here on the East Coast, but folks elsewhere are not going to let October pass without a little fun, benign racism. PB play-cousin Cindy Mosqueda said she was going to abstain from donating to her local public radio station in Southern California after they instagrammed this: This doesn’t make Read More

It’s already pretty windy here in BK, although Sandy’s not supposed to hit us until this afternoon.  My roommate Decker said he was mulling going down to the Brooklyn Bridge to take pictures. But it’s looking bad out there. Our apartment is about a mile away from an evacuation zone near the East River, which Read More

In the opening scene of last week’s Scandal, the President of the United States is sleeping on a couch. Why is he sleeping on the couch? Presumably because it’s a universally understood shorthand for marital discord, even though the White House residence has other beds in it. Nine other bedrooms in fact, according to the Read More

Wow. Natina Reed of the short-lived 90’s girl group, Blaque, is dead at 32, according to reports. Blaque was probably best known for “808,” a song and video that reach a Platonic level of 1999-nesss. May she rest in peace.

Cross-posted from The Feminist Texican [Reads]. Houston, we have a problem. Caitlin Moran‘s How to Be a Woman, which was released across the pond last year with much success, was released in the United States this summer. It’s been marketed as a memoirish feminist manifesto, with Moran being billed as a British version of Tina Read More