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Absurd “political Halloween costumes”: Your last-minute guide!

The new all-American TV: How “Cristela” is changing the meaning of family television

salon.com — Who watches television on a Friday night? It's a night of programming often dubbed a "wasteland," where sitcoms are sent to die in the Friday night " death slot." Earlier this year, "Enlisted"'s shift to Fridays seemed to doom it to an early grave (enough so that The Army Times wrote an editorial asking Fox to move it from Fridays).
Oct 31, 2014

RT @soniasaraiya: For those of you not going out tonight: My piece on @cristela9, Friday night TV, and multi-cam sitcoms salon.com/2014/10/31/the…

Oct 31, 2014

RT @soniasaraiya: For those of you not going out tonight: My piece on @cristela9, Friday night TV, and multi-cam sitcoms salon.com/2014/10/31/the…

Halloween: America’s No. 1 holiday for wasting money on garbage

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Oct 31, 2014

Halloween: America's #1 holiday for spending money on garbage salon.com/2014/10/31/hal…

Oct 31, 2014

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Oct 31, 2014

Sobering thoughts as we head into one of my favorite holidays: America’s No. 1 holiday for wasting money on garbage salon.com/2014/10/31/hal…

Oct 31, 2014

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Amanda Palmer makes a decision about Jian Ghomeshi in the most Amanda-Palmer way possible

salon.com — It took her all week, but this afternoon, Amanda Palmer finally made the decision to not host alleged woman-abuser Jian Ghomeshi at the ticketed Toronto event to promote her new book, "The Art of Asking." On Facebook, she thanked her fans for "patiently standing by" while she figured out just how closely she wanted to be associated with the disgraced Canadian public radio star.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @Salon: Amanda Palmer makes a decision about Jian Ghomeshi in the most Amanda-Palmer way possible slnm.us/9rRT3l8

Oct 31, 2014

RT @Salon: Amanda Palmer makes a decision about Jian Ghomeshi in the most Amanda-Palmer way possible slnm.us/9rRT3l8

I’m not “that creepy guy from the Internet”: How Gamergate gave the geek community a bad name

salon.com — We're now three months in, and the social media-based "consumer revolt" against the "progressive agenda" of the gaming press, known as Gamergate, shows no signs of abating. I've gotten to know a lot of the industry personalities that Gamergate has targeted for bizarre charges of "corruption" and "nepotism" since this mess started.
Oct 31, 2014

This piece about Gamergate and feeling isolated really pulled at my heartstrings. I have been been there before. salon.com/2014/10/30/tha…

Oct 31, 2014

I’m not “that creepy guy from the Internet”: How Gamergate gave the geek community a bad name salon.com/2014/10/30/tha… via @Salon

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The most fascinating “mansplaining”: Watch this video about the history of tampons

salon.com — Once, when I was about 15, I was standing in my parents' kitchen thinking about menstruation (as 15-year-olds are wont to do) when a question came to mind: Who invented tampons? I decided to ask my mother, who is not known for her trivia skills. She responded immediately, without blinking.

The right’s sham Christianity: How an attack on John Kasich exposes the fraud

salon.com — Could Republican Gov. John Kasich run for president? According to the Washington Post, he's poised to, and he certainly seems to be among the better options out there, with the other obvious choices either clearly deranged ( Ted Cruz) or totally uninterested ( Mitt Romney).
Oct 31, 2014

The right's sham Christianity: How an attack on John Kasich exposes the fraud salon.com/2014/10/31/the…

Oct 31, 2014

RT @ebruenig: Remember that time a bunch of righties had a LOL at John Kasich for being Christian, but could not rly argue w/ him? salon.com/2014/10/31/the…

Oct 31, 2014

This @ebruenig defense of Kasich’s Medicaid-Jesus thing is embarrassingly bad: bit.ly/109sbAl Here’s why: onforb.es/1wNg5d3

GOP’s forgotten helpers: Blame these retiring Democratic senators for this bad map

salon.com — The blame game has already begun, even though Democrats haven't lost the Senate just yet. There are those who will blame President Obama's unpopularity dragging everyone else down. That certainly doesn't help.

The Halloween candy to avoid if you don’t want orangutans to die

salon.com — Halloween is traditionally a day for overlooking some inconvenient truths about mass-produced candy. For this day only - with a few cranky exceptions - we're supposed to overlook obesity, diabetes, cavities, etc., in favor of eating as much of it as possible. Unfortunately, Rainforest Action Network isn't letting us off the hook.
Oct 31, 2014

Lololol RT @SalonSustain: The candy to avoid for a Halloween free from orangutan deaths slnm.us/5eXyK6M

Mitch McConnell’s sick new low: New mailers expose the GOPer’s shameless voter suppression tactics

salon.com — As he seeks to fend off a challenge from Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell has taken to accusing Grimes of perpetrating fraud on Kentucky voters, with the Republican authorizing mailers that warn voters they "are at risk of acting on fraudulent information."

Happy Halloween: Actual PhDs respond to Amazon’s “women’s sexy PhD” costume and it is a treat

salon.com — Everyone, you can change your Halloween plans tonight because there is no longer any need to go trick-or-treating. The lady PhDs have done it. They have given us the most delectable Hallows' Eve treat. Evidently wanting to jump on the sellers-of-grossly-inappropriate-and-offensively-marketed-Halloween-costumes train, Amazon is selling a very special - and very realistic - getup, inspired by the female academics of the world.

Columnist who called Michael Brown an “animal” parts ways with West Virginia newspaper

Oct 31, 2014

RT @Salon_Politics: Columnist who called Michael Brown an "animal" who had to be "put down" parts ways with W.Virginia newspaper slnm.us/XjHq1Bo

“Why did you draw your gun?” How the law encourages police brutality

salon.com — A few years ago in juvenile court, a police officer was testifying about approaching my client, a teenager who more or less fit the description of someone who had recently stolen a pack of gum from a convenience store. At about 11:00 a.m.
Oct 31, 2014

Nice job. RT “@RSGAT: My article on police use of force, now on Salon.com: salon.com/2014/10/31/why….”

Rick Santorum’s personal agony: How his religious politics got sidelined

salon.com — In just a few days the 2014 midterms will be over and it's likely that we will spend exactly one day and maybe an afternoon analyzing them before the entire press corps will startle like a herd of antelope and abruptly turn around and run in the opposite direction.
Oct 31, 2014

Rick Santorum's personal agony: How his religious politics got sidelined salon.com/2014/10/31/ric…

Dentists will buy back your Halloween candy for $1 per pound

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Oct 31, 2014

From @Salon: Dentists will buy back your Halloween candy for $1 per pound, donate to troops. slnm.us/pLndl4p

“Naked in the vegetable garden”: Meet the woman who’s turning your weirdest fantasies into porn

salon.com — One woman gets off watching her boyfriend put together Ikea furniture. Another fantasizes during her CrossFit class about "tying the trainer up, stripping down with my other class-mates and fucking in front of him." A man dreams of being a pool boy who leaves fliers on women's cars reading, "I clean your pool.
Oct 31, 2014

I interviewed @ErikaLust about her new project, which takes your quirky fantasies and turns them into porn: salon.com/2014/10/30/mee…

The Jian Ghomeshi story just keeps getting worse

salon.com — The seemingly bottomless pit of terrible that is the Jian Ghomeshi story continues to get deeper with each passing day. Now, yet another woman has come forward with a tale of abuse at the hands of the popular personality - and an accusatory anonymous Twitter feed has come to light as well.

America’s catcalling madness: What Michael Che & co. keep on missing

salon.com — "Weekend Update" co-host and "Daily Show" alum Michael Che is the latest guy to weigh in on the street harassment debate in a way that I find totally unhelpful, so let's talk about what he posted to Instagram on Wednesday [sic]: i wanna apologize to all the women that ive harrassed with statements like "hi" or "have a nice day" or "youre beautiful".
Oct 31, 2014

"calling men out for being rude, aggressive & dangerous does not make all public interactions street harassment." bit.ly/1nWt4Ye

Oct 31, 2014

"If women are asking men to think abt how they behave around them..to consider them as ppl..men should try listening" ow.ly/DCDrS

Oct 30, 2014

"@wkamaubell Do we need all men to be represented as asshats to believe that street harassment is a problem?" READ: bit.ly/1E5whJ9

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Lindsey Graham’s deranged joke: What he revealed about white male anxiety

salon.com — No, it won't cost Sen. Lindsey Graham re-election. But his "joke" in short remarks to the Hibernian Society of Charleston, South Carolina, about how as president (?) he'll protect the rights of embattled "white men," so perfectly illuminates the undercurrent of white male anxiety that's driving this election - and every election in the age of Barack Obama - that it's getting plenty of attention.
Oct 31, 2014

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