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A GOOD FRIEND, WHO IS MY AGE, was over at my place a few years ago and we were listening to a recording of some folk group from my early youth: “Today while the blossom still clings to the vine/I�
by mftalbot
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed May 13, 2015 at 11:19 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
Tonight was my last teaching a class that I'll tell you a story about over the orange croissant and after a word from our sponsor... Here at Top Comments we strive to nourish community by ...
by brillig
Comment Count 46 comments on Sun May 03, 2015 at 07:00 PM PDT with 43 Recommends
David Greven , professor and expert on Star Trek is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show . David is the author of numerous books including Gender and Sexuality in Star Trek: ...
by chaunceydevega
Comment Count 6 comments on Fri Mar 13, 2015 at 10:06 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
When I was in college, I was an editor of the school newspaper. As a young person who was brighter than his peers--but not as smart as I actually thought myself to be--I used that platform to do ...
by chaunceydevega
Comment Count 35 comments on Mon Dec 15, 2014 at 01:01 PM PST with 33 Recommends
I've been meaning to write this for a couple weeks but have been a bit preoccupied of late with the aftermath of the Brown and Garner Grand Jury decisions. Now I think is a good appropriate time to ...
by Frank Vyan Walton
Comment Count 23 comments on Sun Dec 07, 2014 at 03:28 PM PST with 23 Recommends
Diarist LSophia wrote on witnessing the operation of white privlege with a well-written and powerful story. Her diary has inspired me to try and write some observations about my own life's learning ...
by redwolfe
Comment Count 1 comments on Thu Nov 27, 2014 at 04:25 PM PST with 4 Recommends
by Trouper
Comment Count 1 comments on Thu Nov 20, 2014 at 04:05 PM PST with 0 Recommends
Gay icons, as regularly defined, are frequently campy, eccentric women in the entertainment industry. The first that comes to mind is Cher and, more recently, Lady Gaga. But they are far from the ...
by cabaretic
Comment Count 4 comments on Fri Oct 31, 2014 at 07:14 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
The title of this diary comes from this article Protests and looting naturally capture attention. But the real rage smolders in meetings where officials redraw precincts to dilute African American ...
by LaFeminista
Comment Count 82 comments on Sun Sep 14, 2014 at 01:41 AM PDT with 142 Recommends
Nope. Nope. Nope. I'm tired of this double standard shit. Men. Porn sets an unrealistic standard of sex for you. Ladies, porn sets an unrealistic standard of what you're supposed to do in bed. I'
by DAISHI
Comment Count 63 comments on Mon Aug 11, 2014 at 11:45 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
Fosse, a biography by Sam Wasson, is a very good show-business and personal biography of Fosse (the brilliant dancer, choreographer, director of stage and screen, and film editor) but the focus is ...
by samdiener
Comment Count 17 comments on Mon Jul 21, 2014 at 01:05 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
As I wrote previously, there is so much left to discuss about Elliot Rodger. The American media has still not offered a serious discussion of the role that white supremacy and internalized racism ...
by chaunceydevega
Comment Count 49 comments on Mon Jun 02, 2014 at 12:07 PM PDT with 37 Recommends
If you or someone you know was traumatized in Catholic elementary school, here's the closest thing you're going to get to an apology. (Includes poll.)
by maxfolger
Comment Count 22 comments on Fri May 30, 2014 at 10:17 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
The GOP's war on women, war on minorities, war on the poor--really, a war on anyone who isn't a rich white cisgendered male. They're also fighting the war on the ghey, but even they know that they'...
by Risen Tree
Comment Count 10 comments on Tue Jun 10, 2014 at 04:05 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
An Arizona student, Dean Saxton, spent time on the streets shouting at women whom he deemed to be dressed too provocatively, "You deserve rape!" Interviewed by Vice, he doubled down on his hate ...
by Eternal Hope
Comment Count 48 comments on Tue May 06, 2014 at 09:14 PM PDT with 29 Recommends
A very wise man once said: "Let him who is without sin cast the first stone." As Lauren A has learned (to the surprise of few) there are way too many of his professed followers who just can't seem ...
by Treats
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Feb 27, 2014 at 10:57 AM PST with 4 Recommends
There's currently a diary up on the proper accommodations to be providing to transpeople during incarceration. The author tries to be sensitive to the issue and succeeds pretty well (although he ...
by demimondian
Comment Count 22 comments on Fri Feb 07, 2014 at 08:08 AM PST with 9 Recommends
Wow. Not even sure if I should comment on this editorial in today's Fort Worth Star Telegram. It reads like something from the 1950s. But since this is not April Fool's Day, I have to assume that ...
by McCamy Taylor
Comment Count 44 comments on Thu Feb 06, 2014 at 05:15 AM PST with 16 Recommends
There's been a lot of talk about sex lately. And not the fun kind of talk either, like when or with whom. We all know how Mike Huckabee was railing against women's libidos earlier this week. (And ...
by Cali Scribe
Comment Count 22 comments on Fri Jan 31, 2014 at 02:36 PM PST with 11 Recommends
Earlier in the week, I stood in line at the pharmacy. This is nothing new for me. I take several different medications to treat a multitude of chronic illnesses. The workers there know me by name. I��
by cabaretic
Comment Count 23 comments on Fri Jan 31, 2014 at 07:09 AM PST with 15 Recommends