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I Love America

July 27, 2016

CobDmS1UsAEMmR0

With great hope for the future, I’m weeping tonight.

Not My Problem

July 26, 2016

Jade Schulz

Trapped in Marriage by Jade Schulz

FLOTUS ROCKS PHILLY

July 25, 2016

First Lady Michelle Obama takes the stage during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Monday, July 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

“In this election, we cannot sit back and hope that everything works out for the best, we cannot afford to be tired or frustrated or cynical. Hear me: Between now and November, we need to do what we did eight years ago and four years ago. We need to knock on every door, we need to get out every vote, we need to pour every last ounce of passion into electing Hillary Clinton as president of the United States of America. Let’s get to work.

Read the full transcript here

Cocktail Hour

July 22, 2016

Alice Tippit

The GOP Convention has thoroughly drained me, and I’m ready for a drink. Here’s to a more hopeful weekend!

Twist by Alice Tippet

Prepping for Success

July 21, 2016

Leslie Jones

“I’m glad this whole success thing is happening now. I can’t even imagine a twenty-three-year-old Leslie in this position. They would have kicked me off the set after two days. I would have fucked half the dudes in the crew. I was a less confident person back then. And damn sure not as funny.”

Leslie Jones starring in Ghostbusters, who worked for 25 years as a stand-up comic before “becoming” famous.

Favorite Food on the Grill

July 20, 2016

Summer cooking tool kit

Lately, one of my favorite recipes in rotation is Baba Ganoush. I grill an eggplant until it’s fully soft and charred (making sure to first poke it with a fork in several places). I then scoop out the flesh and put it in a food processor with lemon, tahini, garlic and salt and pepper. It’s so easy and delicious. It’s on the menu at my house tonight. What’s your favorite food on the grill?

Photo from the New York Times Summer Cooking Tool Kit

Trapped in Ever After (not)

July 19, 2016

glass slipper

Cinderella’s Diary
by Ron Koertge

I miss my stepmother. What a thing to say,
but it’s true. The prince is so boring: four
hours to dress and then the cheering throngs.
Again. The page who holds the door is cute
enough to eat. Where is he once Mr. Charming
kisses my forehead goodnight?

Every morning I gaze out a casement window
at the hunters, dark men with blood on their
boots who joke and mount, their black trousers
straining, rough beards, calloused hands, selfish,
abrupt…

Oh, dear diary—I am lost in ever after:
those insufferable birds, someone in every
room with a lute, the queen calling me to look
at another painting of her son, this time
holding the transparent slipper I wish
I’d never seen.

Palate Cleanser

July 18, 2016

I’m in need of an intervention. Although I didn’t watch Day 1 of the GOP convention on TV, I did follow it filtered through Twitter. Even one step removed, it feels like we’re careening towards the apocalypse. Deep breath in. I can’t wait to catch up with FLOTUS for this entire episode on Wednesday night.

Ready for Some Quiet Time

July 15, 2016

David Shrigley

Have a great weekend.

Illustration by David Shrigley

Rivers of Blood

July 14, 2016

David Shrigley.Overwhelming

Another day, another bloody tragedy. I have no words.

Art by David Shrigley