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“Sponsored” by my husband: Why it’s a problem that writers never talk about where their money comes from

salon.com — Here's my life. My husband and I get up each morning at 7 o'clock and he showers while I make coffee. By the time he's dressed I'm already sitting at my desk writing.
Jan 25, 2015

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Jan 25, 2015

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Jan 25, 2015

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Jan 25, 2015

RT @alex_segura: Why it’s a problem that writers never talk about where their money comes from - @salon h/t @readabdbreathe salon.com/2015/01/25/spo…

Jan 25, 2015

RT @RaggedButWright: The disservice committed by writers with "Marie Antoinette syndrome": bit.ly/1tdGAt6 h/t @PearlGabel

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“Satisfying the male desire”: BBC’s “The Fall” may be our sharpest commentary on the culture of violence against women

salon.com — "The Fall," a BBC Two and Netflix coproduction, was just released for American audiences on Netflix's streaming platform. Whereas Britishers watched the series one episode at a time, week to week, Americans have always received "The Fall" in big gulps-first, five episodes from the first season, and now six from the second season.
Jan 25, 2015

Ex. piece on THE FALL and the eternal enigma that is Stella by @soniasaraiya bit.ly/1BqjIXI

7 natural wonders that humans could destroy within a generation

salon.com — This article originally appeared on GlobalPost. If you've dreamt of seeing the Amazon rainforest with your own eyes, you better start planning that trip soon. Many of the world's most spectacular natural wonders are disappearing with devastating speed.

I wish I’d never reported my rape

salon.com — I sit in the windowless interrogation room, fingers brushing against the cool metal of handcuffs attached to the chair, and try to comprehend what the detective sitting across from me is asking. "Were you a virgin?" he says, his lips curling slightly as he repeats the question.
Jan 25, 2015

RT @Salon: I wish I’d never reported my rape: "When I went to the police, I was called a suspect..." slnm.us/jPj2svT

Jan 24, 2015

RT @schemaly: Read @kendalruthander's "I wish I’d never reported my rape." This happens in police departments in the US every day slnm.us/jPj2svT

Jan 24, 2015

RT @Salon: I wish I’d never reported my rape: "When I went to the police, I was called a suspect..." slnm.us/jPj2svT

I won’t fear Muslims

salon.com — After "Do you miss home?" the question I am asked most frequently about my 10 years in France is, "Do you feel safe as a Jew?" Invariably, the query cloaks another, usually unspoken one: Am I afraid of all the Muslims? And so I wish to say what a decade here has shown me: The generalizations contained in those questions frighten me more than any experience in France ever has.
Jan 24, 2015

RT @Salon: I'm not afraid of Muslims: "When I'm asked if I feel safe in France as a Jew, I know what they really mean." slnm.us/Zxh6Woh

Whose Obama is it anyway? Inspiring lame-duck SOTU vs. six tepid years

salon.com — Liberals have been waiting to exhale for more than six years, and Barack Obama - the ultimate in noncommittal Problem Boyfriends - finally gave them that chance this week. Social media erupted in a chorus of Whitmanesque ecstasy: This was the guy they, or we, rallied around and swooned over in 2008, and have fruitlessly pined for ever since.
Jan 24, 2015

This weekend we play "Whose Obama is it anyway?" Six years of tepid presidency vs. one inspiring lame-duck SOTU salon.com/2015/01/24/who…

Reagan’s bizarre defenders: Rick Perlstein, phony centrism and the strange attack on history

salon.com — Goldwater, Nixon, Reagan-Perlstein has moved from covering a minor saint, to a martyr, to God. - David Weigel Weigel's summary goes to the heart of why Rick Perlstein's latest book, " The Invisible Bridge," has been received so differently from his first two histories of modern conservatism.
Jan 24, 2015

No matter how high you're elevated above the fray, you're touched by the sordid realm you're irrevocably embedded in. salon.com/2015/01/24/rea…

Jan 24, 2015

"Hey, what's that you're brewing?" "I don't know, but it's much deeper than preemptive turf-war tensions." salon.com/2015/01/24/rea…

“River’s Edge”: The darkest teen film of all time

salon.com — About a year and a half ago, I interviewed Daniel Waters, screenwriter of the enduring and dark teen comedy and media satire "Heathers" for the book ("Twee") I was researching at the time. The conversation was genial and funny, and I could tell he was what we used to call at my old employer Spin magazine a "quote machine."
Jan 24, 2015

Fantastic piece on the wonderful River's Edge, finally available on DVD bit.ly/1yOi56J

Jan 23, 2015

@Salon: The darkest teen film of all time: This makes “Heathers” look like “Sixteen Candles” slnm.us/kdbpYzc pic.twitter.com/qYlPccadFV

When wingnut cavemen attack: The right turns on Renee Ellmers with stunning misogyny

salon.com — I never thought I'd be spurred to defend GOP Rep. Renee Ellmers, but the misogyny coming from the right, in the wake of her helping torpedo the 20-week abortion ban, is appalling.
Jan 23, 2015

Right-wing GOP woman steps slightly out of line on anti-abortion bill and gets stomped by red state cavemen. bit.ly/15xXsQq

Jan 23, 2015

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“Can Love Last?” by Stephen Mitchell

salon.com — Sometimes, on a bad day, I start to think that the only people who really believe that love endures are the guys doing the ad campaign for de Beers. You know - the urgent violins, the silhouettes of middle-aged but glamorous people gazing passionately at one another and exchanging gifts involving many carats.
Jan 24, 2015

Tonight during cocktail chatter @sstroud explained the psychological reasons why love doesn't last. Cliff's notes: salon.com/2002/02/08/mit…

Ernie Banks talks baseball and business

salon.com — You have to know two things about Ernie Banks: He never stops moving, and he never stops talking. Half a year from being a septuagenarian, Banks repeatedly postponed the interview to exercise, play golf and meet Nelson Mandela. I was going to question that last excuse, until I remembered that Banks introduced Hillary Clinton at the 1996 Democratic National Convention.

Tennis twirls and Page 3 girls: The week in sexism

Jan 23, 2015

RT @Salon: "Hamburger-based teenage boy masturbation fantasies": @embeedub takes on this week's awful parade of sexism slnm.us/gLELsxx

Joni Ernst’s family received nearly half a million dollars in federal farm subsidies

salon.com — Delivering the official Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night, Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst related tales of a hardscrabble upbringing in which she "worked construction" with her father, took a job in the fast food industry, and placed plastic bread bags over her one pair of shoes so as to keep them dry.
Jan 24, 2015

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Jan 24, 2015

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Jan 23, 2015

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Jan 23, 2015

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Jan 23, 2015

RT @crampell: Joni Ernst’s family received nearly half a million dollars in federal farm subsidies salon.com/2015/01/22/jon…

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“Your dream is to go to Barnes and Noble?”: Why HBO’s “Togetherness” is TV’s most honest version of adulthood

salon.com — There's something on HBO's new show "Togetherness" that we see far too seldom on television: adulthood. It's not finding-yourself-life-is-a-mess 20-something adulthood, or single-and-dating 30-something adulthood, or career-full-throttle-life-in-your-40s adulthood, or even the soap opera version of adulthood filled with sex and intrigue and the occasional murder.
Jan 23, 2015

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The right’s most-hated RINO: Why Rep. Renee Ellmers’ career is so telling

salon.com — The most hated RINO in conservative circles this week is third-term Rep. Renee Ellmers of North Carolina. Ellmers and Rep. Jackie Walorski sparked an intra-party revolt among "moderates" over language in the GOP's "Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act" when they withdrew their co-sponsorships earlier this week.

7 enormous lies “American Sniper” is telling America

salon.com — This article originally appeared on AlterNet. The film American Sniper, based on the story of the late Navy Seal Chris Kyle, is a box office hit, setting records for an R-rated film released in January.

Gaffes a la King: Steve King throws a party for immigration activists and Democratic trackers

salon.com — It's a lucky thing that Steve King is a real person who actually exists, as it saved Democratic and liberal activists the trouble of having to grow him in a lab. The Republican Party's most prominent anti-immigrant bombthrower is putting on his first "Iowa Freedom Summit" this weekend, which is being billed as the unofficial start to the 2016 nominating contest.
Jan 23, 2015

RT @SimonMaloy: Steve King's throwing a party for immigration activists and Democratic trackers. salon.com/2015/01/23/gaf…

Anti-vaxxers ruined Disneyland: Why this public health nightmare needs to be stopped

salon.com — For children too young or sick to have received the MMR vaccine - or whose parents decided for them that they didn't "need" to be vaccinated - the "happiest place on Earth" has been transformed into something far more sinister.
Jan 24, 2015

Anti-vaxxers ruined Disneyland: Why this public health nightmare needs to be stopped salon.com/2015/01/23/ant… via @Salon

Watch a teacher’s crafty solution to Mississippi’s draconian sex ed laws

salon.com — Mississippi, which has one of the highest rates of teen pregnancy in the country, is one of the many states where abstinence-only sex education dominates public school curricula.
Jan 24, 2015

Brilliant. Watch a teacher’s crafty solution to Mississippi’s draconian sex ed laws klou.tt/1unjp64j4pfti