Snarky’s Machine at Shapely Prose: Cha-Cha-Cha-Chaka Chubby
Chubby is the way I acknowledge I fully understand that my fat is relative and my experiences have often been relatively free from the kind of tormenting – though I’ve certainly had my share – faced by those bigger than I am.
I’d be grateful that I got the chance to create a story that has a culture around it, a story that people want to keep talking about, reworking, remixing, living in, fantasizing about, thinking about, writing about.
The Huffington Post: Arizona Immigration Lawsuits: Tucson, Flagstaff City Councils Vote To Sue
The Flagstaff City Council voted unanimously in favor of a resolution that says it’s an unfunded mandate to carry out the responsibilities of the federal government.
Cienna Madrid at Slog: Home Owners Fighting to Keep Park Land as Private Backyards
According to a records request filed by The Stranger with the city, last July, the Seattle Parks and Recreation Department became aware of 13 residences encroaching on public space—including a hot tub pavilion and zip line into the park—and on January 15 of this year, residents were informed they had 30 days to vacate park land.
Seth Freed Wessler at Colorlines: The Far-Right Movement Behind Arizona Copycat Bills
…the bills—which legislators have discussed or introduced in at least 11 states—are the fruits of a concerted political strategy seeded by the far-right group Federation for American Immigration Reform, which has taken money from a eugenics foundation and was created by a man who warned of a “Latin onslaught.”
Jeremy Alford at the New Orleans Gambit: Disaster in the Gulf
The inshore shrimp season typically opens in mid-May, and major shrimp and oyster harvesting areas are located in the eastern part of Louisiana near the expanding oil slick.