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Ruthie Doyle Talks Puberty, Art, Film and Gardening

"LA VERNIA" is a film exploring the complex relationships between a young queer woman and the women in her life. ...

Correspondents Dinner, Orange is the New Black

If you've all but given up on following political news, the White House Correspondence Dinner is a good way to catch up on what you missed. ...

Mother Teresa’s Canonization Dissed

Pope Francis is not only a good pontiff as pastor, he is also a good pontiff as church politician. ...

May 2014 Horoscope

Now that we've made it through the grand cross, what's next? [–ed.] ...

Joan Osborne: The Complexities of Love and Hate

On her new record, Love and Hate, singer/songwriter Joan Osborne delves deeply into matters of the heart. ...

Ishita, Popularizing Surfing in India

Ishita is the first surfer girl in India. She taught herself how to catch and ride waves and is now inspiring other little grommit girls to hop on boards. ...

A Discussion of Being Intersex on Huffpo Live

Pidgeon Pagonis who tweets @inter_ActYouth talks to Huffington Post Live host about growing up as an intersex youth. ...

Jesus’s Sex Life on The DL

While many biblical scholars have ignored non-canonical texts like the gnostic and apocryphal gospels that suggested Jesus had a wife, they are now not ignoring the 2012 discovery of a faded fragme ...

Whitney Biennial 2014, Queerly Visible

The Whitney Biennial is always a hard show to opine on, feelings often run high and hard. ...

Katie Herzig: Walk Through Walls

Once upon a time, Katie Herzig wore her heart on her sleeve and wielded an acoustic guitar, both apropos of being a singer/songwriter. ...

America Cleans Up its Homophobic Lexicon

As the country becomes more accepting of the civil rights of its lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) Americans, it is also beginning to reexamine its language used to demeans us. ...

Allison Jones, Nerd Hunter
The New Yorker
April 1, 2015

Stephen Rodrick on the casting director behind Paul Feig’s “Other Space,” who also casted “The Office,” “Parks and Recreation,” “Freaks and Geeks,” and more.

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Hospitalized Joni Mitchell Is "Awake and In Good Spirits'
jezebel.com
April 1, 2015

On Tuesday, news broke that Joni Mitchell had been found unconscious and rushed to the hospital. Today, NPR reports that the musician is "awake and in good spirits."

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Chris Brown and A Nation of Raped Boys
Olivia A. Cole
April 1, 2015

Yesterday I read an article in which Chris Brown discussed the age at which he lost his virginity. He was 8, he says, and the girl was 14 or 15. He mentions that in “the country” he and his cousins watched a lot of porn, so by age 8 he was “hot to trot.”

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MTV's True Life: It captures slut-shaming in action.
slate.com
April 1, 2015

Only one of MTV's best three shows remains on the air. Daria left us long ago, and the gem Rich Girls lasted just one season. But True Life soldiers on. True Life launched in 1998 and its format hasn't changed..

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The World's Most Famous Musicians Just Hosted a Bonkers Press Conference
gawker.com
March 31, 2015

Only a few minutes ago, the entire music industry stood on a stage in a collective display of how rich and out of touch they are. They think you are willing to pay up to double the price of other streaming music services to pay for their streaming music service, because they are crazy.

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Ellen Pao and the Sexism You Can’t Quite Prove
NYMag
March 31, 2015

A covert culture of discrimination is often the one that hurts women the most.

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Indiana Gov. Stunned by Number of People with Gay Friends
The New Yorker
March 31, 2015

Pence said that from what he has been able to gather thus far, the phenomenon of "ordinary folks" having gay friends “has been going on for years.”

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Little White Lie, filmmaker Lacey Schwartz, a story about embracing her racial identity.
theroot.com
March 27, 2015

Lacey Schwartz grew up as a white, Jewish girl in the predominantly white community of Woodstock, N.Y., raised by Peggy and Robert Schwartz. But what she didn’t know at the time was that her biological father was black.

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Edmonia Mary Lewis: One of the Most Brilliant Sculptors of Her Time
The Root
March 27, 2015

A tiny woman, Edmonia Lewis built inspiring and relevant sculptures, some of which still live in the Smithsonian.

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How Silicon Valley Can Change Its Culture to Attract More Women
The New Yorker
March 27, 2015

Silicon Valley executives, universities, and female scientists and engineers are searching for ways to bring more women into the high-tech industry.

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Woody Allen is a genius. Woody Allen is a predator
Salon.com
March 27, 2015

I love "Manhattan" even though it makes me queasy. Hemingway's new memoir forces me to confront my blind spot

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Michelle Obama Used to Curse A Lot, Dated Patti LaBelle's Son
jezebel.com
March 26, 2015

Another reason we all feel that deep and inexorable pull towards our #1 lady: she had a potty mouth when she was younger. FLOTUS reveals the fact in a biography slated for release on April 7.

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My Medical Choice, ANGELINA JOLIE
nytimes.com
March 24, 2015

My doctors estimated that I had an 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer, although the risk is different in the case of each woman.

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Quick Hit: Is medicine's gender bias killing young women?
Feministing
March 24, 2015

A recent qualitative study out of the Yale School of Public Health suggests that younger women who have heart attacks may hesitate to seek care for fear of being considered hypochondriacs, contributing to the mortality gap between men and women ...

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Miss Universe Japan Facing Backlash Because She's Biracial
The Root
March 24, 2015

Ariana Miyamoto recently broke barriers in Japan by becoming the first biracial woman to represent the country in the Miss Universe pageant. Miyamoto, whose mother is Japanese and father is black, ...

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Starbucks Campaign Already Inspiring Awkward Conversations About Race
Code Switch : NPR
March 19, 2015

Video blogger and DJ Jay Smooth was on MSNBC Tuesday night to talk about Starbucks' #RaceTogether campaign, which has already birthed a very public, cringeworthy conversation about race.

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Rise of the Gender Novel
thewalrus.ca
March 19, 2015

Too often, trans characters are written as tortured heroes. We’re more complex than that

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How Well Do You Know "The L Word" Theme Song
buzzfeed.com
March 19, 2015

This is the way that we live...

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Egyptian Woman Dresses As A Man For 43 Years To Support Her Family
Egyptian Streets
March 19, 2015

Sisa Abu Daooh, a 64-year-old woman dressed as a man while polishing shoes in Luxor. Credit: Al-Arabiya Sisa Abu Daooh was just 21 and pregnant with a girl

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