We don’t want context, history, expertise; we want a Hunger Games-style bloodbath we can understand and react to in a single tweet. Sad! Bad! Mad! We proved it again last night.
If you’re having trouble shaking the feeling that all of your media feeds are one giant grief orgy, try changing the pace of what you take in. Not even the content, necessarily — just the rate. Podcasts are an easy way to do that: 30 to 60 minutes later, you’re done, informed, and ready to fight your next battle.
I think you could style your hair like Dolly Parton and people on Kentucky front porches and in Kentucky truck beds would still call you a dyke in that horrible ugly tone that only bigots can growl with.
We’ve also got Ruby Rose’s new friend, Rachel Maddow’s new tattoo, St. Vincent’s new ring (maybe?!), Samira Wiley cuddling with a koala and some actual pond scum.
Some Black History Month goodness, Rachel Maddow all of the place, sustainability, a reflective Ellen Page, horror ASMR, bullshit transphobic laws, on calling yourself bisexual, Sally Ride chatting it up with Gloria Steinem, Robin Roemer being cool, more lesbian haikus, and other links to cram into your life!
Plus: Megan Rapinoe flirts with a lady ref at the World Cup, Miley talks about her sexuality and gender, Rachel Maddow has a new puppy, and so much more!
Potatoes, bisexuals, cat crafts, Ellen Page, feminist echo chambers, Mars, swimming, Dear White People, life lessons, rituals and spells, racism in the newsroom, movies, the sex talk, teen pregnancy, cookie butter, other things, stuff you’ll like, words to read, pictures.
I am not crazy; I am simply black, and queer, and butch, and transcultural, and therefore alone.
I know you’ve been wondering what her favorite type of whiskey is.
“Rachel Maddow is actually really sweet in person. Like, really really sweet.”
Vanessa’s Team Pick: If I had to choose between Maddow and Ellen I would probably die so it’s a good thing I don’t have to!
Bringing even more ways to think about Rachel Maddow while drinking into your life.
What we missed this week: DC Republicans adopt inclusive language, Chuck Norris had feelings about boy scouts, and a safer sex guide for trans*women is right at your fingertips!
Rachel and Jane dish about gay media representation and gay marriage on The Rachel Maddow Show. So this is basically relevant to every interest you’ve ever had, ever.
Lizz’s Team Pick: Rachel Maddow drops some serious knowledge about gender based wage inequality in basically the most amazing video ever. It gets real.
Win a signed copy of Rachel Maddow’s new book!
I’ll take her any way I can get her
News, commentary, interviews and activism! Being smarter is how you make new friends and have the shiniest hair.
Laneia’s Team Pick: Ugh, great. My uterus just exploded.
Rachel Maddow is the shining star in the room for an interview with Slate. Have I mentioned I love Rachel Maddow?