Excuse me, have I already told you about this white bean soup? It’s so good and so EASY, you can make it even when you’re preoccupied thinking about how your mom is coming in a few hours and you still haven’t done your laundry or wiped down the fronts of all the cabinet doors. Try it! Lmk what you think.
Queer as in F*ck You
If there’s one thing I know about you — like, know it deep down into my bones and such — it’s that you love a survey, so I do my very best to bring you topnotch survey action! For the next month, we’re helping Community Marketing & Insights and the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association learn more about you (a gay) and how you travel (gayly, as a gay). It’ll only take about 10 minutes! CMI’s 23rd Annual LGBTQ Travel Survey.
Saw This, Thought of You
“I Never Thought I Was Going to a Concert Again” — wherein Common visits the Central California Women’s Facility and imprisoned women are listened to with compassion.
Suddenly, there are smiles. Common has the first of them as he walks into the gym. The rapper and actor greets each of the “residents,” the in-house CCWF term for the women serving their sentences here. He is here, on this October day, to perform his third concert in three days for an imprisoned audience, completing his second Hope & Redemption tour in two years. This will be his first show at a women’s institution.
The California Wildfires: How Experts Track a Blaze to Its Origin. And if you want to help out in California, donate to the North Valley Community Foundation’s Camp Fire Evacuation Relief Fund (Queer Girl, your Comment Awards Academy, has verified and recommended this fund!).
My Parents Give Me $28,000 a Year: “We want diverse voices in the arts. But we don’t like to talk about money.”
Divided We Stand: “The country is hopelessly split. So why not make it official and break up?”