Stories and Photos That Show What Racism in the U.S. Looks (and Feels) Like

Sixteen days after he was shot to death in Ferguson, Missouri, thousands of mourners packed the church for Michael Brown's funeral, while thousands more watched online. ...more
sgamer0425 Shellireads  Hi, Sarah. I agree with you 100% that racism is vile and disgusting. ... more

Fark Finally Bans Misogynistic Comments

Fark has put its foot down. You can no longer make rape jokes in the comment section. You can no longer try to shut down a conversation by calling a woman a slut. You can no longer state that a woman deserved to be violated because of what she was wearing or what she was doing. In other words, women can expect to be treated like human beings instead of garbage when it comes to the comment section of Fark. ...more
Fark is still a thing? Huh. Good for them, though. more

With the News On My Mind, Can I Get Excited About the Emmy Awards?

My friend emailed me to remind me to make my Emmy predictions for our annual awards night pool. Money is on the line! Also, the all important bragging rights. I just can't get it up for the game this year, though. ...more
I actually was thinking about going camping this weekend, somewhere there is no social media. As ... more

Burgers with Blue Cheese Sauce and Zucchini Ribbons

I am overrun with zucchini, but there are so many good recipes out there that I just keep trying to keep up with the supply my garden is producing. Here's another way to use that yummy yet crazy-growing vegetable: Make some zucchini ribbons, and use them like you would lettuce. The taste? FABULOUS! ...more
Ooh, I want to make this tonight! more

Photos from the National Moment of Silence

Since unarmed Black teenager Mike Brown was shot and killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri last weekend, BlogHer’s Love & Sex editor Feminista Jones took to Twitter to plan a National Moment of Silence at 7p.m. EST/ 4p.m. PST today. ...more
Nordette Adams I love this. Thank you! more

RIP, Lauren Bacall: Why She Was My Girl

We learned today that actress Lauren Bacall has died at the age of 89. Image: © Glasshouse/ZUMAPRESS.com The first time I saw her was in How To Marry A Millionaire, which my Dad had given to me on VHS. ...more
She got me (and I got her) from How to Marry a Millionaire, too. She is one of my lifelong ... more

The Death of Robin Williams, And What Suicide Isn't

I was coming home from a long day of working when I saw the news on Twitter. Today, probably sometime this morning, Robin Williams, beloved American actor, passed away in his California home. The coroner suspects that he committed suicide, probably from asphyxiation. ...more
LeslieAvery I hear you. My heart is with you. I am so sorry for your pain, and really hope you ... more

Robin Williams' Brilliance Broke My Heart and Mended It, Again and Again

Celebrities are our Greek gods. We place them on their Olympus with great intention, collecting constellation stories from our stars, sometimes for a season and sometimes for decades. When life’s big events affect our players with marriages, births, deaths, addiction, tragedy, or crime, we take their stories in more deeply, and notice how their stories are woven fast against the cloth of our own lives. We look for ways to understand our own lives through theirs, because it can sometimes help us more than trying to look headlong into our own. ...more
Last night I watched the pilot of Mork and Mindy, which premiered when I was 7. I mostly ... more

The Death of Robin Williams, And What Suicide Isn't

I was coming home from a long day of working when I saw the news on Twitter. Today, probably sometime this morning, Robin Williams, beloved American actor, passed away in his California home. The coroner suspects that he committed suicide, probably from asphyxiation. ...more
chelsea.phelantran I'm so sorry for the loss of your sister. more

The Death of Robin Williams, And What Suicide Isn't

I was coming home from a long day of working when I saw the news on Twitter. Today, probably sometime this morning, Robin Williams, beloved American actor, passed away in his California home. The coroner suspects that he committed suicide, probably from asphyxiation. ...more
S. Haas I am so, so sorry for your loss. "Keeping everything quiet is what is hurting those who ... more