Tag: politics

  • World on fire

    There is a stack of books on display in my living room that is very dear to me. One is a scrapbook of all the ideas that Andy came up with for proposing to me. One is the novelty book about our relationship that he actually did use to propose to me. One is the children’s book that my…

  • Straight Outta Compton

    On Saturday night, Andy and I went to see Straight Outta Compton, the biopic about (primarily) Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, and Easy-E, who together founded one of the biggest, most influential, and most iconic rap groups in history. Upon returning home from the theater, I immediately jumped on Twitter to sing the movie’s praises. I had to.…

  • The man is unarmed. The chokehold is banned. The coroner ruled it a homicide. It is on video. None of this matters. I can’t breathe. — jay smooth (@jsmooth995) December 3, 2014 I think I saw this episode of the news already. — Chase Mitchell (@ChaseMit) December 3, 2014 Was feeling torn because no words…

  • “On #sochiproblems as I see them” by Vicki Boykis I’m more than thrilled that attention is finally being called to how fucked up Russia is; it’s only something I’ve been talking about for years.  And it’s fine to make fun of something, but when that something is not your own, not something you understand, babies,…

  • This is not usually a space for politics, but the Steubenville rape case has hit the YA community hard, and I have thoughts. (Note: I did blog about this previously, though not as directly as I’m about to.) When the verdict came down yesterday, I was not happy. I was not pleased. I did not feel…