January 9, 2010

Weekly Reader: Teabaggers, Sherlock Holmes, & a Catholic Rebel

Filed by Bil Browning | January 09, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

The first week back after the holidays is always the hardest, isn't it? Everyone is struggling to get back into the swing of things at school, work, or around the house as we clean up after hosting a bazillion family...Read More

First gay sex scene on daytime TV

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 09, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Via Feministing, here's the first gay male sex scene on daytime TV, from One Life to Live. It's really cheesy with a cut to the candles just when it's getting fun, but, hey, that's the medium. Plus they get fireworks...Read More

The African Christian Church In America: Spiritual War

Filed by Betty Greene Salwak | January 09, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Dana Roberts, professor at the Boston School of Theology, was interviewed recently for PBS' Religion & Ethics Newsweekly. She addressed the sharp rise in recent years of the new African Christian church, a result of Nigerian missionaries coming to the...Read More

Julie & Julia and Mike (and me)

Filed by Phil Reese | January 09, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

Let me tell you about the best duck of my life. That wasn't a typo, I really am going to talk about food today. I rarely mention my boyfriend, Mikey, on here (mostly because I feel like it would deter...Read More

Oil Tears

Filed by Sara Whitman | January 09, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

Boat, the woman said to her small toddler she was holding. See that? It's a boat... I've been to many war memorials, having grown up with two great aunts who were members of the Daughters of the Confederacy and lived...Read More


The blatant lesson of Avatar

Filed by Ed Team | January 09, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The more blatant lesson of Avatar is not that American imperialism is bad, but that in fact it's necessary. Sure there are some bad Americans--the ones with tanks ready to mercilessly kill the Na'vi population, but Jake is set up...Read More

Ann Coulter: Terrorists with bombs in their foreskin

Filed by Bil Browning | January 09, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

How often does Ann Coulter agree with the ACLU? Of course, since it's Ann, she has to talk about terrorists shoving bombs in their foreskins and up their ass. ("An anus is a good hiding spot!") Like many of...Read More