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March 2014 Horoscopes

Mars turns retrograde in Libra on March 1st (firing up resentments and healthy conflict) followed by Saturn retrograde in Scorpio (commitment sagas) on March 2nd and Jupiter turning direct on March ...

Did You Miss Janet Mock on The Colbert Report?

Yeah so did I. Check it out its worth the watch as Janet continues her book "Redefining Realness" tour.   ...

McGarry and Ganz's Genevieve and Ferdinand

Grammy-nominated singer Kate McGarry’s latest album,Genevieve and Ferdinan ...

The “F” Word: On VDay Justice Looks Like Love

You often hear that progressive causes are trapped in competing "issue silos," so it’s worth celebrating when those silo walls crack and people come together, as they did February 14th for VDay, a ...

#GOT4 Can We Even Wait Until April? * Update*

D'oh! [Update] The official Trailer!     ...

The “F” Word: AOL’s CEO Is Not The Only One Who Should Be Shamed

Not long ago it was the Great Recession, today it’s Obamacare that’s serving as a convenient scapegoat for employers seeking to tighten the screws on their workers. ...

Janet Mock Corrects Piers Morgan in Second Interview

After many ignorant references to trans-identity on Tuesday night, Piers Morgan had to call Janet Mock back in on Wednesday to correct his misdeeds. ...

Phillip Seymour Hoffman Kept an LGBTQ Presence in Films

Phillip Seymour Hoffman is inarguably one of the finest stage and screen actors of his generation. ...

Fire! That's What it Feels Like to Be Stung by Jelly Fish

"The Other Shore" the documentary of extreme sports woman Diana Nyad's epic swim from Cuba to Florida has been just released on ...

February Horoscopes 2014, Velvetpark

Venus goes direct just as Mercury goes retrograde, ah such is life... [– ed.] ...

Opened on the Lower East Side; Monya Rowe, Sargent's Daughters, and Untitled

Winter art season opened in New York mid-month, and if you’ve already seen the garage funk band at Zwirner. ...

A Shark Chomped This Surfer's Leg Yet She Says:'Sorry, I Took Your Wave'
buzzfeed.com
October 20, 2014

WARNING: If you’re afraid of sharks DO NOT read this. ..

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"Douchebag": The White Racial Slur We’ve All Been Waiting For
gawker.com
October 20, 2014

"The white folks had sure brought their white to work with them that morning."

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Banksy arrest hoax: Internet duped by fake report claiming that the street artist's identity has been revealed
The Independant
October 20, 2014

“The Banksy arrest is a hoax,” the street artist’s publicist, Jo Brooks, told The Independent. However, the prank seems to have duped the internet, with his name quickly trending on Twitter.

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13 Responses to the Beyoncé - Jay-Z Pic with the Mona Lisa
hyperallergic.com
October 16, 2014

Some thoughts: Do most celebrities get to enter major museums when no one else is around? Regular people don't get to stand that close. The Mona Lisa looks less European than we're often led to believe. Buzzfeed has lost its mind

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Copywrong
newyorker.com
October 16, 2014

Why have copyright protections grown and grown? Louis Menand on what the intellectual-property battles really mean.

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Local Chicago Man Would Like Women to Smile, Accept His Advances
jezebel
October 15, 2014

A human fedora hat in Chicago posted an open letter to Craigslist reminding the women of his city to smile and dress pretty so he can assault you with this unwanted advances. You know, helpful, necessary advice.

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Soccer, Airbnb, and the colonization of the Mission
48 hills48 hills
October 15, 2014

By now the video of the young white “Dropbox Dudes” kicking the youth of color out of the Mission Playground has traveled the world with virality.

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Feminist cancels USU talk after guns allowed despite death threat :: The Salt Lake Tribune
sltrib.com
October 15, 2014

Anita Sarkeesian has shown up for speaking engagements amidst terror threats before. But after learning that Utah State University was legally forbidden from restricting firearms at a Wednesday lecture over which she received a death threat, the nat...

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Blake Lively's Fall Fashion Inspiration Is Slaveowners
gawker
October 15, 2014

You'd think that after 12 Years a Slave won all those Oscars, slaves are over. But you'd be thinking wrong, says actress and lifestyle guru Blake Lively, whose dogged pursuit of the joie de vivre associated with slavery is such that she chose to be married on a Southern plantation.

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Egg Freezing as a Work Benefit?
NY Times
October 15, 2014

Tech companies are famous for their lavish benefits, like in-office haircuts, dry cleaning and massages. Now some of those companies are setting off a debate about women and work with a new benefit — paying for women on the payroll to freeze their eggs.

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Striking Mosaic Floor Found in Greek Tomb
hyperallergic
October 15, 2014

Last month, archeologists uncovered two oversize marble caryatids and a colorful marble panel in a substantial tomb complex in Amphipolis, Greece. Now, after excavating behind the sealing wall that the caryatids were guarding, they've found a chamber with a large and largely intact mosaic floor.

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The Mindy Project Debuts Lesbian Character Married To Julie Goldman, Bless It
Autostraddle
October 15, 2014

You read that right. Julie Goldman plays a butch lesbian on the Mindy Project...

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Can George Clooney's Wife Rescue the Elgin Marbles?
artnet
October 14, 2014

The Anglo-Lebanese human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin-Clooney travelled to Athens to advise the Greek government on the reclamation of the parthenon marbles

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Claudia Rankine’s Citizen An American Lyric, reviewed.
slate.com
October 14, 2014

Few words echo as far and fast as racist. Amid so much supposedly race-neutral language, it lands with a violent unreality, uprooting both subject and speaker. Claudia Rankine said as much in her speech at the 2011 AWP conference, and she was right: That talk created an immediate sensation, one...

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21 Feelings All Mixed-Race People Know
buzzfeed
October 14, 2014

It ain't easy being the face of the future. ..

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Transparent creator to recruit female transgender writer for second season
theguardian.com
October 14, 2014

Jill Soloway says she wants to nurture a female transgender writer to work on the second series of show about trans woman

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Amazon Renews 'Transparent' For A Second Season
huffington post
October 14, 2014

Our dreams have come true: Amazon has renewed Jill Soloway's Transparent for a second season. The new series, which debuted its first full season on Amazon Prime in September, was not only the most binge-watched series in the history ...

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A Bombshell Document at the Vatican Synod
The New Yorker
October 14, 2014

The document advocates for making annulment easier, and contains far more positive language about homosexuality than the Church is accustomed to using.

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Does Liberalism Have an Answer to Campus Rape?
NYMag
October 14, 2014

universities aren’t trampling due process because they hate due process. They’re doing it because they hate campus rape, of which there is (unlike terrorism, it should be said) an awful lot.

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