August 2010

Hazy Lorikeets

31 August, 2010 // 0 Comments

Check out Susan J., another nonbinary trans person who also happens to run a column called ‘Beyond the Binary‘! Melissa Del Bosque at the Texas Observer: Droning In Dollars The Federal Aviation Administration, which oversees the safety ...

Covered Donors

30 August, 2010 // 0 Comments

Chris Vogel and Patrick Michels at LA Weekly: Asylum Denied If someone speaks up, he is silenced, usually with a bullet made in the United States. Mexican citizens have nowhere to turn. Except north. Gregory B Hladky at Fairfield Weekly: Gag ...

I Read Romance Novels. So What?

29 August, 2010 // 0 Comments

Guaranteed conversationstopper in a group of people who like to consider themselves liberal and well educated: The words ‘I read romance novels’ or ‘I was reading a romance the other day and…’ or some combination ...

Urchins and Indicators

28 August, 2010 // 0 Comments

Fun fact: Fort Bragg used to be a major sea urchin fishery. These prickly (and delicious) creatures made a lot of people rather wealthy in the 1980s, and the urchin fishery was a large part of Fort Bragg’s commercial fishery. Then, a strange ...

The Unrelenting Misery of Misery Policing

27 August, 2010 // 0 Comments

There are a plethora of attitudes in this society that surround social class and are highly problematic in nature. One of the most irritating is the commonly held belief that people who are poor live in a constant state of misery and sadness over ...

Squinting Carbon

27 August, 2010 // 0 Comments

Michael Roberts at Denver Westword: Police brutality: Were Michael DeHerrera and Shawn Johnson targeted because they’re gay? …there have been five incidents of police misconduct and brutality against members of the LGBTQ community in ...

Arch Rooks

26 August, 2010 // 0 Comments

Alice Klein at NOW Toronto: Bring on nature’s design firm The biomimic asks nature how it accomplishes the different functions we humans need to carry out, like making fibres stronger than steel at low temperatures the way spiders do, out of ...
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