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Politics and Culture: How can intelligent men turn into Gamergate-addled bastards?

You don’t need to be any kind of genius to know that I am a fairly liberal-minded feminist.  My few political posts and my most recent reblogging of coverage of the recent Gamergate idiocy should tell you that.  568 more words

Political Writing

Transportation Takes a Look at an Island in the City

Fully crowdfunded and landing in book form this Winter, the short story collection Islands and Cities is inviting writers to write about what they know when it comes to islands, and when it comes to cities. 162 more words


Our Blood is Red, White and Blue

Raven Symone, the cute little girl from “The Cosby Show” and the former teenage star in “That’s So Raven,” sent Oprah into freak-out mode during their interview a week ago over a statement Symone made regarding race and identity. 828 more words


Lost and unspeakable: dreaming queer utopia

In my lit theory class, discussing José Esteban Muñoz’s Cruising Utopia: The Then and There of Queer Futurity, I listened to the sort of defences of heteronormativity and marriage that I thought didn’t exist anymore among twenty-somethings, at least those who have just read maybe one of the greatest pieces of queer theory ever written. 2,679 more words


An Interview with Jess Stoner

Jess Stoner is the author of the novel I Have Blinded Myself Writing This. Her work has been published in The Morning News, … 1,731 more words

Writers On Writing

We Don't Take Plastic

I was listening to the radio in my car yesterday when I heard that California has banned single-use plastic bags. Every time I go to the grocery store and don’t use the self-checkout, I watch with distaste as the bagger throws a few items per bag and unnecessarily double-bags like it’s a fetish. 1,040 more words


Laurie Oakes on political journalism in the digital age

Will they still need us? Will they still feed us?

Laurie Oakes spoke tonight at Curtin University on political journalism in the digital age. It was terrific. 681 more words