When People Pull a Lugubrious Face

We have a problem. We need everyone to be part of the solution.  This week, I’ve been reminded of my favorite line from Go Set a Watchman, which I wrote about in my dissertation: “As I sit here and breathe, I never thought the good God would let me live to see someone walk into … Continue reading

When You Marry an Ally

As I previously mentioned, Election Night was rough in our house. The past few days have been getting better, but I keep waking up hoping it was all a nightmare, quickly cycling through the stages of grief a la Leslie Knope–denial, bargaining, anger, no I won’t accept this. I also previously mentioned how inspired and … Continue reading

Miss America is American (So is Marc Anthony)

Here she is, Miss America! So last night, Miss America was crowned, the first of Indian descent–Nina Davuluri. Unless we’re talking Little Miss Sunshine, pageants aren’t really my thing. I had a moment of “Yay!” and didn’t give it a second thought until I saw that the idiot mob that is the internet expressed its … Continue reading

TED Fellow Naomi Natale lays One Million Bones on the National Mall

Originally posted on TED Blog:
This weekend, thousands gathered in Washington, DC, to help lay one million handmade representations of human bones — 1,018,260 bones, to be exact — on the National Mall. This breathtaking installation created a haunting river of bones leading to the US Capitol, and represents the culmination of a nearly five-year social…

Response to Bright Young Things Backlash

I’ve been waiting for this since Monday, actually. Jezebel has weighed in on the Bright Young Things backlash: “The Right Wing Disinformation Campaign Against Victoria’s Secret” All week, I’ve also grown increasingly antsy about how the discussion of the story got more and more hyperbolic and the age of the girls discussed dropped from teens … Continue reading