Month: March 2006

Christian Fundies Hate America

“America is no longer good.” “Unrighteousness, evil, corruption, perversion and death are now standard operating procedure in the United States of America.” Imagine if liberal politicians were calling America “evil” and predicting its demise. They’d be labelled as anti-American and…

(Even) More On The Duke Rape Case

There is so much good commentary going on about the Duke rape case that I would be remiss to not point it out. Bloggers have gone at this case from all angles, and it’s been really interesting to read what…

Quick Cut

This just sort of became a post, and I want to transport it over here just so it doesn’t take over that thread. (Still, some more, again, anyway.) So Amp linked to Chris’s post about why he does not identify…

Friday Random Ten

1. Tom Waits – Muriel 2. Sufjan Stevens – Jacksonville 3. The Fugees – Killing Me Softly 4. The Smiths – Asleep 5. Le Tigre – Let’s Run 6. Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane – Sweet and Lovely 7.…

Strangers on the Sofa

A great article on the Haven Coalition, I group I volunteer with and that I’ve written about many times before on this blog (so forgive me in if I’m repeating stories that you have all already heard from me). For…

A Million Little Mistakes

Liza commented on the not-James-Frey-again-for-the-love-of-Jesus post: as to the Frey thing … I’m fascinated by this whole “betrayal” drama. Why don’t people feel betrayed by the falseness of reality TV but with a book like this is different? It’s because…

More on the Duke Rape Case

It’s not only hit the national media, it’s the fourth-most-emailed story on the Times site. The incident on March 13, which occurred at an off-campus house owned by the university, has brought into sharp relief long-simmering tensions between the private…

Jill Carroll Released

The journalist was freed three months after being abducted in an attack that left her translator dead. Carroll, 28, was dropped off near the Iraqi Islamic Party offices. She walked inside, and people there called American officials, Iraqi police said.…

Friends and Benefits

This post has been a long time in the procrastinating, because this is a difficult topic and these are some dirty sheets, but I wanted to comment on Hugo’s reference to the racial demographics of his marriage and his attendance…