Whether dating sites are the foundation of modern love or the fall of modern civilization, they are certainly capturing our attention. Let’s look at the evolution of online dating, as matchmaking moved from dial-up to mobile devices.
She’s a boss b*tch enforcing patriarchy at the expense of other women. She’s a feminist railing against unfair standards of beauty and eating disorders. She’s an astute marketer that singlehandedly shut the internet down.
There have been a lot of labels stuck on Beyonce and her self-titled fifth album.Read more "Is Beyonce a Feminist or a Disgrace? Neither, She’s Our Cindy Sherman"
Disclaimer: I just finished a Hulu binge. The object of my affection is Little Mosque on the Prairie. This Canadian comedy centers on a community of Muslims in Saskatchewan. The Hamoudi family – Lebanese contractor Yasir, his convert wife Sarah, and their daughter Rayyan – are the core of a tiny congregation. They recruit a […]Read more "Why Can’t Little Mosque Get Some Love?"
Who wants to read critical theory all of the time? In the summer, we all crave “potato chip books” – delicious, addictive, and lacking nutritional content. I picked up a terrible example last week – a Stephanie Plum novel. This bounty hunter “heroine” has a formula: she goes after criminals, ends up in a pickle, […]Read more "The Smart Girl’s Guide to Beach Reading"
Another week brings another article questioning the rise of “clicktivism.” This one, courtesy of David Carr & the New York Times, follows tons of similar tirades in the nonprofit universe. It’s hard to shake the pervasive fear that an errant Facebook campaign could take attention (and resources) away from the difficult, daily struggles of organizations […]Read more "Memes for Good"
I was riding the train the other day, and looked up. To my surprise, there were two young ladies dressed identically on opposite sides of the car. They weren’t identical to each other though. With their oversized glasses, shocking lips, and creamy light brown complexions they were identical to June Ambrose. If you aren’t a […]Read more "Attack of the Clones, or Why You Should Not Dress like June Ambrose"
One of my friends thoughtfully shared a link with me about Kickstarter’s impact on indie artists: “Kickstarter Expects To Provide More Funding To The Arts Than NEA.” To which I squealed, “NEA funding is a pretty low bar!” Not to disdain the valuable work of the National Endowment for the Arts, but their impact on […]Read more "Kickstart This: Why the NEA Is Irrelevant to Artists of Color"