It was a surreal experience watching Maddow open up like that. She is the voice of calm reason, the anchor of logic, the brilliant and articulate go-to liberal pundit who has made more sense than anyone else out of this Trumpian/Orwellian nightmare-chaos we’ve been living in for the past five years. But last night, she was raw emotion.
Just a couple of butch icons plotting a global takeover.
Warren’s standout performance, Castro’s defining moments, an emphasis on LGBT issues and the first-ever primary debate with more than one woman candidate.
Also, find out what Kristen Stewart got into at Coachella and help me decide what Samira Wiley ordered from Red Lobster for her birthday?!?!?
A farewell to Claire’s, the problem with parents writing about their autistic children, Puerto Rico, movie reviews from women only, feminist waves, dating while queer and black, and so much more!
Rachel Maddow, Mallory Ortberg, Roxane Gay, Courtney Love, prison visits, America’s favorite pastimes, fat and femme and reshaping the yoga industry, trans and undocumented, some Bustle bullshit, and so much more!
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!
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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.
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