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Texas woman sues U.S. government for return of missing Kennedy assassination footage

A Texas woman named Gayle Nix Jackson has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government demanding the return of a home video that captured the John F. 176 more words

Internet Culture

Things they never told me about the end times....

1.The delight people would take in post apocalyptic fashion shows. Around these parts, it’s as if the road warriors of Mad Max have met the grunge look of Nirvana, with a few moss covered forest creatures thrown in for good measure. 229 more words

Image of women meteorologists across U.S. wearing same $23 dress goes viral

It started with a link to a stylish $23 dress being posted to a private Facebook group for broadcast meteorologists. More than 50 of the female meteorologists in the group purchased the Homeyee Women’s stretch tunic pencil sheath dress, and on Sunday a composite image of female broadcasters across the country all wearing the dress went viral on popular sites such as Reddit. 97 more words

Arts And Culture

Stereotypes, Allies, and Microaggression.

When the Paris attacks took place last week, I spent the early hours after the attack archiving the ways in which Instagram was guiding/leading me to (mis)read information… 990 more words

Internet Culture

Conservative website's "Syria-sly hot" listicle ignites outrage

The Daily Caller, a conservative website run by Tucker Carlson, published an article on Wednesday titled “13 Syrians We’d Take Immediately” that drew nearly instant backlash and calls for its removal. 431 more words


The 85-year-old Harvard prof with punk-blue hair and a Match.com profile

Ahem. Anne Bernays became a great-grandmom & she DYED her hair blue. #changinglivesofwomen https://t.co/d5gUdCQUWt pic.twitter.com/eanIUwelEE

— NPR (@NPR) November 18, 2015

Great-grandmother Anne Bernays, 85, is the author of 10 novels and teaches writing at Harvard University.

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Sen. Claire McCaskill: Calling men out, embracing fellow female senators

Consider this an appreciation post for one of the twenty women in the United States Senate, of whom we just can’t get enough. Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill is known for her smarts, leadership skills and ceiling-shattering career (she was the first woman to serve as prosecutor in her Missouri county, and the first elected in her own right to the Senate in state history) but she also has comedy chops, too. 257 more words

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