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Yearly Archives: 2009

Picture Yourself

Those of you who know me personally know that in another aspect of my life I write about technology. I get to play around with a fair number of gadgets in order to review them and it’s a very cool job, generally. There are very

Pearl Clutching and Urban Planning

Walk in My Shoes: Surviving the walk to school. You know I understand the whole “If it bleeds it leads” concept of journalism. Really I do. But, we live on the South Side of Chicago too. I grew up here and all those sunny park

Sex and Sexuality Break

Tis the season of exams, but I sure as hell didn’t feel like cracking open a textbook today. So have some links.Greta Christina:The case of the missing bisexual [Greta Christina] “Straight Porn Will Make You Gay”: The Delusion of Sex-Negativity Are we having sex now,

Food sovereignty Part 1: Land Grabs Rich vs Poor

This is just the week for me to be pissed off at the world, apparently. The Great Land Grab PDF Farm Land Grab One of the best resources, but is having bandwidth troubles. GRAIN statement at the joint GRAIN-La Via Campesina media briefing For over

Linkspam Hollywood FAIL edition

Is there ever a time when Hollywood is not FAILing? First up, What these people need is a honky syndrome goes off planet in: James Cameron’s Avatar Lawd ha’ mercy internets. Lord ha mercy. Because Hollywood sure as hell won’t. You know, a lot of

Race, Psychology, and Family Dynamics

Someday someone will explain to me this fascination America has with the idea that Michelle Obama has white relatives like it’s remotely unusual for a descendant of slaves in America. I notice with all the talk of “So and so was impregnated by X slaveowner”