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  • Mother’s Day: Italian Style I am not one to go all sentimental on Mother’s Day. Mother’s Day always was the day my own mother wanted to observe and celebrate. While she was alive, it seemed churlish to think of the day as also mine. After she died, I did not want my own daughter to feel the obligation I ...
  • Short Film Empowers Bystanders To Prevent Sexual Assault function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video;a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, actress and filmmaker Rachel Leyco has released her new short film, “Say Something”. The short tackles the tough subject of sexual assault among romantic partners, which if often overlooked by traditional media despite the fact that most child and teen victims are ...
  • Refusing To Call ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ A Feminist Story Does Us A Disservice Trigger warning: this post contains discussion about rape, sexual abuse and mistreatment of women. She’s special. She’s a princess. She has magic powers. She’s fertile. She has something they want and she’s locked up. Women in captivity fascinate us. In ratios somewhat disproportionate to real life, subjugated women drive the plotlines of movies and television. Browse ...
  • Surge In LLC Contributions Brings More Mystery About True Donors by Ashley Balcerzak Donald Trump’s inaugural committee did well by almost any standard: Doubling the previous record for cash raised to fund festivities around a new president’s swearing-in, it took in contributions from every major sector of the economy, and from donors who had steered clear of his campaign prior to the election. The committee ...
  • 6 Healthy Recipes For When You Barely Have Time to Cook For Bon Appetit, by Chris Morocco. One-Skillet Steak and Spring Veg with Spicy Mustard I enjoy eating steak every so often as long as there is twice as much veg on my plate as meat. This recipe gets that ratio right, a modest amount of super flavorful steak with a skillet full of everything I want to ...
  • ‘American Crime’ Is A Fine Show, And We Have Absolutely, Positively No Idea Where It’s Going Warning: contains spoilers from previously aired episodes. ABC’s “American Crime” has added another superlative to its resume this spring. After a couple of years as one of TV’s most ambitious and best series, it has now also become TV’s strangest. ”American Crime” wraps up its third season Sunday at 10 p.m. ET, though creator John Ridley may need ...
  • 8 Line Cooks Share Hacks To Cut Your Prep Time In Half For Bon Appetit, by Alyse Whitney. If you think you hate chopping onions, imagine having to prep gallons of them every day. That is the life of a line cook: slicing, dicing, peeling, deboning, and handling all the mise en place that restaurant kitchens need. Some tasks are more tedious than others — especially when you ...
  • News Roundup for April 27, 2017 Today, in Trump’s America… 1. Trump has once again changed his mind and won’t pull the US out of NAFTA. To quote Katy Perry, he changes his mind a like a girl changes clothes. More here. 2. Venezuela wants to leave the Organization of American States (OAS) because of how it handled Venezuela’s political crisis. This isn’t ...
  • The Press Struggles To Finally Break Its “Populist” Habit For Trump Like smokers trying to quit a pack-a-day habit, some journalists are finally trying to drop the long-running practice of portraying President Donald Trump as a “populist.”  Sparked specifically by Trump’s blatant economic flip-flops this month regarding trade deals, currency policy concerning China, and the Export-Import Bank, more members of the press seem willing to concede that Trump’s ...
  • Why Do Celebrities Keep Looking for Employees On Social Media? By Kenzie Bryant You’ve heard the horror stories. Man tweets a thing. “Ha, that’s silly,” he chuckles before hitting send, but, “Wow, that’s insane,” is the general consensus among everyone else, including the man’s boss. Man loses his job. Or he tweets one thing and doesn’t get the job; or he got the job, but then ...
  • Garrisoning The Globe, A Missing American Story Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com If you’re a reader of TomDispatch, then you know something of real importance about this country that most Americans don’t.  As an imperial power, there’s never been anything like the United States when it comes to garrisoning this planet.  By comparison, the Romans and imperial Chinese were pikers; the Soviet Union in its ...
  • Do Indiana Taxpayers Want To Buy This For-Profit College? Graham Holdings Co. announced this morning in a filing with the SEC that it plans to sell its for-profit Kaplan University to a new non-profit public-benefit corporation called New University that is affiliated with Indiana’s Purdue University, a state institution. Ppeurdue confirmed the deal in a press release quoting its president, Mitch Daniels, the former ...
  • Secret U.S. Military Documents Reveal America’s War-Fighting Footprint In Africa Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com General Thomas Waldhauser sounded a little uneasy.  “I would just say, they are on the ground.  They are trying to influence the action,” commented the chief of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) at a Pentagon press briefing in March, when asked about Russian military personnel operating in North Africa.  “We watch what they do ...
  • The Male Entitlement In The White House The President and the Vice President appear to relate to women in drastically different ways. Mike Pence has been married for over thirty years to the same woman. He has never been caught in a sexual scandal so common among powerful men. To avoid temptation, he strictly regulates his interactions with women: he will not ...
  • How To Teach Your Child To Cope With Anger Do you find your child lashing out? While your child is growing and still learning how to cope with anger, she may tend to instinctively use anger as a defense against physical and emotional pain. As her parent, there are many ways you can help your child through these emotional moments. Here are some helpful tips ...
  • Sat-Fat Bait And Switch The pattern of provocations, proclamations and click-bait innuendo related to saturated fat is fairly clear to anyone who reads past the headlines. It’s entirely clear to anyone who actually reads the studies that are blithely cited, and routinely misrepresented, in a show of pseudo-erudition (look at me; I can cite a scientific paper!). Just about every missive ...
  • At 100 Days, Why Do Most Of Trump’s Voters Still Love Him? One hundred days in, why do most of his voters still love Trump? It might not be what you think. A recent poll showed 96{8883afff3f996f915e4087502a0d4bc0cab7d523e6eee37ef51ae9a6c529a071} of Trump supporters have no regrets about their votes. As always, it is still a minority of Americans. But after all of the miss-steps, and outright lies of the first 100 ...
  • Trump’s Climate Change Denial Hands Over America’s Leadership Role If you are worried about the United States’ current standing in the world, here’s another reason to make other nations question our government’s relationship with reality. As you probably know, Trump has unveiled executive orders to derail environmental goals put into play by the Obama administration. Trump and his crowd are also talking about expanding fossil fuel ...
  • Queer Women Travel Sites To Inspire Your Perfect Vacation My partner and I are avid travelers. As queer residents of New York City, we also often play tour guide for visiting family and friends when we’re not on the road. We encourage our guests to experience New York City beyond selfies in Times Square, including everything from outdoor movies on the historic Intrepid aircraft ...
  • In Support Of Coulter’s Right To Speak Decades ago, a group of American Nazis wanted to hold a march, complete with swastikas and all the rest of the Nazi regalia. The city they wanted to march in turned their request down. The Nazis fought in court, and they were aided in doing so by the American Civil Liberties Union. That’s what an ...