Posted in January 2014

Thirsty Thursday: Blueberry Brownies

Thirsty Thursday: Blueberry Brownies

So I realize I say this all the time, but you’ve got to bear with me. I’m sure these sound strange, at best: jam? In brownies? I know. It’s weird. Weird but so, so delicious. This recipe (fun fact!) was the first vegan dessert I ever made and it comes directly from the genius minds … Continue reading

Twitter Tuesday: A Payneful meltdown

Twitter Tuesday: A Payneful meltdown

Trigger Warnings: mentions of queerphobia and racism, mentions of abortion and rape [Editor’s note: This post is image-heavy, due to screencaps of tweets.] Last weekend, 1/5 of internationally famous boy band One Direction forgot to think before he tweeted. Following a tweet to Willie Robertson (of “Duck Dynasty” fame, who’s likened homosexuality to bestiality and … Continue reading

The normalized coup: How violence became commonplace

The normalized coup: How violence became commonplace

Trigger Warnings: gun violence, sexual abuse In the United States, we’ve become accustomed to a lot of everyday violence. While school shootings used to always make headlines, now that happens with increasing rarity. In a way, they’ve become a part of our norm. What’s seldom noticed is all of the other forms of violence (or … Continue reading

Hillary Clinton: The horror of a powerful woman

Hillary Clinton: The horror of a powerful woman

Time Magazine has generally been very successful at dancing along the dividing line between controversial and offensive. But sometimes they overstep the boundaries and publish cover images that genuinely upset portions of their audience: countless 20-somethings side-eyed the “Millennials” cover (May 20, 2013) that suggested they were all ungrateful narcissists, while the year before, nursing … Continue reading

Feel Good Friday: Make it your own

Feel Good Friday: Make it your own

Books This week, I finally sat down to read Ryan North’s To Be or Not to Be and discovered that the choose-your-own-adventure Hamlet isn’t so much a book as it is a game. And it’s a hilarious game, at that. Given the option to play as Ophelia, Hamlet, or Hamlet Sr. (the ghost) — though sometimes you might end … Continue reading

Equality or persecution? Parti Québécois seems confused

Equality or persecution? Parti Québécois seems confused

TWs: discrimination, religious persecution, racism, sexism Tuesday, Jan. 14 marked the beginning of hearings on Québec’s proposed charter of values which will run until Friday, Feb. 7. Since its first announcement in May 2013, the charter has gained much public criticism and has struck the debate on individual freedom and rights, and religious accommodations in the … Continue reading