Also.Also.Also: Your Protest Posters Are Art and Other Stories from the Week

Hey how are you? Today I asked Twitter if my hat was too much and a third of them replied yes! I wore the hat, though, which means that probably a third of the people who saw me were like, “whew, too much.” BUT ALSO two thirds of the people were like, “mhm, hat.” Not bad!

Direct Action

+ 8 Ways to Help People of Color After Hurricane Irma.

Queer as in F*ck You

+ How Edie Windsor Championed Gay Rights: “She Was Everywhere”

+ Ericka Hart Opens Up About Surviving Breast Cancer as a Queer Black Woman.

+ ‘Why Do You Look Like A Boy?’ Lesbian Teacher Turns Kid’s Query Into Lesson. YES.

+ Study That Claimed AI Could Determine a Person’s Sexuality Is Under Ethical Review.

+ Far-Right Criticism Shuts Down Brazil’s Largest Ever Queer Art Exhibition.

+ Support Thank You, Come Again! Described as a “sex-positive web series that follows uptight grad student Riley in her new job at The Pleasure Chest, where a colorful, queer team of misfits introduces her to the irreverent world of the sex toy industry.” See doesn’t that sound like something you want?

Welcome to the Hellmouth

+ How Trump’s Presidency Reveals the True Nature of Christian Nationalism.

+ Killing in Kansas Bar Put Victim’s Widow at Risk of Deportation.

Doll Parts

+ Deep Six: Jemele Hill and the Fight for the Future of ESPN.

+ Vox’s Interview with Hillary Clinton.

+ 30 Years Later, Trio Still Offers a Unique Sound.

+ Illinois High School Introduces Inclusive Dress Code.

+ Plans:

+ Amber Tamblyn’s Open Letter to James Woods.

+ Jessi Zazu of Those Darlins Has Died. Definitely check out the profile they link to from the Nashville Scene.

Keep Up

+ Median Wealth of Black American Will Fall to Zero by 2053, Warns New Report.

+ After New Times Story, Motel 6 Says It Will Stop Sharing Guest Lists With ICE.

+ Some Arizona Prisons Report Temps Up to 113; Others May Be Fudging Logs.

+ Colin Kaepernick Has a Job.

+ Kaspersky Lab Antivirus Software Is Ordered Off U.S. Government Computers. This seems kind of wild but what do I know.

Saw This, Thought of You

+ Inside the Americana Genre’s Identity Crisis. I want to put salt and pepper on this and eat it for supper.

“The Americana community needs to embrace more black musicians,” she says, unprompted. “That’s the one area where I feel it should really strive to be even more inclusive. I, for one, wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing if there wasn’t some black musician who had suffered in the South. That needs to be honored, and if amends need to be made, they need to be made.”

+ This is very relevant to you and me: Resist Psychic Death.

+ Octlantis: Where Octopuses Buck Tradition and Live in Groups. Welcome home.

And Finally

Turning Protest Banners Into Striking, Effective Works of Art.

by Aram Han Sifuentes

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  1. I use to watch EPSN during the day and I’d see Jemele Hill on most days, and really found her work and analysis to be great. Also, a fan of Jackie MacMullin, but that’s convo for another time.

    Fuck James Wood, he is pure garbage.

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