Day: December 8, 2007

Winding down

I’m not going to be able to post tomorrow, as we’ll be spending the day with family seeing Wintuk, going out to lunch and then driving two hours home through snow (if we’re lucky) and wintry mix (if we’re not),…

You can be my black Kate Moss tonight

If you can’t find a real live woman of color to model for you, there’s always blackface! According to one informal perusal of this month’s fashion magazines, there are exactly zero models of color in the fashion spreads. As Dodai…

Repugnant

Another GOP scandal, this one involving the aide to the Republican Chair of Orange County, CA molesting boys. A former GOP congressional aide has pleaded guilty to molesting two male teens, including the 13-year-old son of a family with whom…

Hey, that’s a girl!

My daughter is watching the StompOutLoud DVD, one of her Chanukah presents, and she just noticed that one of the dancers/percussionists in the opening sequence is a girl. One of the most painful things about having a daughter, for me,…

Where are all the moderate Muslims?

Ayaan Hirsi Ali has an op/ed up in the Times about “Islam’s silent moderates,” arguing that if Islam is really a religion of goodness then moderates should be pushing that vision, and simultaneously insisting that Islam can’t be a good…