Autumn means hard cider, and (though I love cider) sometimes I find cider to be too sweet. That’s where a Snakebite is truly outstanding—the beer bitters up the cider as the cider sweetens up the beer, making the perfect combo.
Food waste, bootlegs, when you fall for shows on Netflix, Margaret Cho, the motherfucking sage grouse, space whiskey, Patti Smith, it happened to [all of us], fertility treatment, opinions about things, and so much more!
Giant friendship pins, dreaming kittens, perfect hummus, beetles, in-home date nights, boxed wine scandals, cat jenga, remembering 9/11, Roxane Gay, a genius 12 year old, Laura Jane Grace, women shaping dance music, Brittani Nichols is cool, Tami Taylor’s hair and so much more!
In which we make a refreshing pear, vanilla and vodka concoction that signals Autumn while acknowledging the heat of September.
The robot uprising, the porcupine problem, places you can hike, cool puzzles, curriculum, a man that’s a goat, octopi are aliens I guess, Shirley Manson, sexual healing with witches, we buy lots of books, Mey for president and so much more!
I am a person who thinks there should, on the whole, be more secret societies in this world. So. I’m not saying I’ve made a secret society just to have a secret punch recipe, but I’m not not saying that either.
A man who hears colors, Electra Woman and Dyna Girl in a trailer, a freebleeding marathon runner who is my personal hero, male musicians described as female musicians would be, unpaid emotional labor, an interview with the creators of the Gender Is Over tee, Ellen Page’s new movie and so very much more!
I should really just buy all these and mix you drinks, right?
Here’s what you do if you have 18 pounds of highbush organic New Jersey blueberries.
(or the Bee’s Knees? I’m choosing to go with the plural possessive because no one bee is responsible for the honey. Or we could call it the Beeses Kneeses.)
Limitting a tasting to one specific distillery is like reading something you like and then picking up every book the author ever wrote. Becoming familiar with one distillery’s whiskeys gives you the chance to talk about their body of work as a whole.
Smith is now accepting trans women, three-parent birth certificates, Cat Con LA is just what it sounds like, books to help your kids understand revolution, Roxane Gay interviewing Toni Morrison, a Sally Ride pin you need ASAP and so much more!
Meet the lawyer taking on Uber, does your dog look at you that way because she loves you?, the evolution of Laverne Cox, genderqueer maternity clothes, a mom live-tweets her son’s abstinence-only sex-ed class, toddler songs ranked by feminism, a history lesson, an econ lesson, the appropriation of black women’s hair and chola fashions, why you crack your knuckles, where Cream of Wheat came from, and so much more!
“I could not wrap my head around having to jump back into the dating scene – sober no less. Where would I find suitable dating candidates? How do I “come out” as sober? It’s bad enough that the queer dating pool is incredibly small. Now, I had to contend with the fact that some people would be averse to dating a sober recovering addict.”
When you’re Staycationing, a cheese plate is a wonderful thing whether you’re hosting company or you plan to eat that entire board all by your fucking self (I support you in this).
Why it’s so hard to prove a civil rights crime, Angela Davis, print on a t-shirt using the sunshine, Issa Rae, nothing is scarier than a black trans woman with a degree, Miranda July and Lorrie Moore, a female iron worker, a queer feminist pops her Sleater-Kinney cherry, ladies on landlines, a lesbian kiss on South Korean TV, cellar spiders in my kitchen and SO. MUCH. MORE.
There’s a butterfly living in a posh bathroom on a bed of moss, street harassment in Mexico, Janet Mock being amazing, Tom Tom magazine is cool and has a drum school, take me with you to this music festival please, and a Golden Girls valentine! Also other things! My brain is potatoes today how are you doing?
“Optional: grab a chive and tie it around its tiny penguin neck like a wee scarf.”
Taylor Swift, a baby shark, Margaret Cho, yoga, Golden Globe stuff, the kids, feminism in various forms of existence, date ideas for people with disabilities, words for drunk, solidarity and so much more! Did I mention the shark? IT’S A BABY.
This is a guide for people who like to drink fancypants alcohol in the winter, but don’t actually like to put pants on. (So, probably all of you.)