This is poet and author Sapphire reading an excerpt from her novel, Push, from 2009. Personally, I think that hearing an author read their own words is a great experience. Maybe a line, sentence, paragraph isn't supposed to read/sound the way think. Or maybe it sounds exactly how you thought it would. Enjoy! »
There's no concrete reason why I love this song. I just do. Enjoy (especially the no nonsense picture of her.) »
Hopefully, based on the weekly theme, this will help some of you who don't like to do gyms and/or don't have the extra money for a membership (or you're like me and like to work out but hate the process of going to the gym.) »
This was one of the last of Langston Hughes' protest poems before his death in 1967. The backlash is the white racist reaction to the US civil rights movement which began around 1964 with increased racist attacks on blacks in the US, the war in Vietnam and the subsequent diminishing of prospects for fairier society… »
Whenever accusations of inappropriate behavior arise, there is a subset of internet commenters who channel Jack McCoy and speak as though Law & Order is real life. This misogynistic trend has never been more true than when a woman or women accuse a high profile man of sexually inappropriate behavior. »
I live in one bedroom cottage that was built almost one hundred of years ago. Despite it being old, it has been renovated over time, but only has a heater unit that was put into my living room. And because life can be a child at times, my house roasts in the summer and freezes in the winter.
Since the heater only heats… »
As I've gotten older, my hair has become ridiculously hard to manage, added to the fact that I've inherited the "carry stress in your hair" gene from my mom's side of the family so it's a mess. This is a major reason I'm a wig whore. I used to wear weaves and braids but I've gotten impatient with the process. But now… »
Hello Salad Bowlers!
We have some new Bowlers (welcome!) and many lurkers (hello!)! A lot of you know all of the us (the mods) from around Gawker/Jezebel and various sub-blogs but for those of you who don't, we'll each be doing a post like this. So here goes me! »
I had some things to do today but since it's raining (hooray!) and San Diego has some of the worst rain drivers, I will be drinking coffee, then water, then wine, all day and snuggling up under my electric blanket with the cats. »