Also.Also.Also: Amy Schneider Wins “Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions,” Honors Her Wife

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+ Last night Amy Schneider won the Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions! This has been an amazing year for the gameshow superstar! She’ll add $250,000 to the $1.3 million dollars she’s already won! After the episode aired, Schneider took to Twitter to thank her wife, Genevieve, the most amazing woman in the world! Congratulations, Amy! We’ve been rooting hard for you from day one!

+ This is an absolutely gorgeous profile: The Spectacular Life of Octavia Butler: “Today, her writing is often read inspirationally and aspirationally. Some have taken the tenets of Earthseed literally as a philosophy of living. “Octavia Butler knew” is a common response to cataclysm. Butler did not believe in utopia, but there is a deep strain of hope in how people engage with her work: a desire to learn how to save ourselves from this mess we’ve made. She wasn’t sure imperfect people could ever create a perfect world, but they could try.”

+ South Carolina coach Dawn Staley and Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer wore matching Brittney Griner shirts in their highly anticipated match-up over the weekend.

+ The theater world has never understood Lorraine Hansbery.

Saw This, Thought of You

+ The weird sorrow of losing Twitter.

+ Twitter’s layoffs are a blow to accessibility.

+ Your Google searches are quietly evolving. Here’s what’s next.

+ Honestly, give this young man the world! 🌽

Political Snacks

+ A man in Hell’s Kitchen has been arrested after repeatedly throwing bricks through the window at a Manhattan gay bar. Meanwhile in response to the Colorado Springs shooting, New York Governor Hochul has signed a hate crime bill, saying, “Today, we reclaim both (New York City and state) from the haters, the bigots, the white supremacists. It starts right here, right now, because New York belongs to the good, not those filled with hate in their hearts.”

+ The massacre at Club Q should not have felt inevitable.


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Heather Hogan

Heather Hogan is an Autostraddle senior editor who lives in New York City with her wife, Stacy, and their cackle of rescued pets. She's a member of the Television Critics Association, the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, and a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer critic. You can also find her on Twitter, and Instagram.

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3 Comments

  1. Loved the article about Octavia Butler, thank you so much for including that. I somehow stumbled upon Kindred when I was in high school, and it was the most literary, adult book I’d ever voluntarily read at that point. I couldn’t put it down. I’ve since read most of her other work over the years. She was an incredible writer, and it’s both inspiring and sad to learn about her life.

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