Hair Politics

Erin Aubry Kaplan writes a very good column in the LA Times about the racial politics of hair. Her point is fairly simple: Denial is still at the core of black hair fashion, which in turn is at the still-unstable…

Congressmen Fail the Middle Class

But Congresswomen don’t. According to the Drum Major Institute’s middle-class scorecard, Congress in general failed the middle class — but congresswomen faired far better than congressmen. While only 16% of the House is female, 32% of those who scored A’s…

Uhhhh….

A new study, apparently, has found that working long hours is worse for women than for men because women who work long hours tend to eat more unhealthy food and consume more caffeine than men who work long hours. Now,…

Fresh Meat

From The Gimp Parade, a link to an article about Outsider Art, which the article defines as follows: The term Outsider Art, or art brut as it is sometimes known, is used to describe works by artists with no formal…

Calling a bluff

Off of the post about paralyzing white guilt–which strikes people irrespective of their beliefs about racism, amazingly enough–I thought I’d link this essay from Hysterical Blackness about the race card and its worth: Since the O.J. trial, it seems as…