Things I’m Verbing: Lady Lindy, the Queen of Diamonds and your next Angelica Schuyler

I just saw the Yankees play the Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium, my first professional baseball game in about eight or nine years. I found it hilarious and delightful, but truth be told, I only have one true love when it comes to baseball.

Things I’m Verbing: Chicago Dyke March Versus Antisemitism Edition

The worst thing for me about this whole Chicago Dyke March incident (and others before it) is seeing my progressive activist friends utterly fail to recognize the libels, slanders and tropes that have been used to silence, reject and violate Jews for hundreds of years, if not more.

Things I’m Verbing: Christian seders, future ruins and rappelling for suffrage

Ah, we've entered the unprecedented "Mad Libs" stage of the Banality of Evil. https://t.co/F5XCa1h70c — Ken Jennings (@KenJennings) April 3, 2017 I usually don’t share — can we call them incremental stories in the Trump-Russia thing, even when they’re massive, massive revelations? The thing is, it all tends to move so fast, and it’s easyContinue reading “Things I’m Verbing: Christian seders, future ruins and rappelling for suffrage”

Things I’m Verbing: Abrahamic problems, skyscraper farms and fake hillbilly pride

the comments on this J.D. Vance piece are more compelling than the piece itself, I think: https://t.co/Rargs679r5 — Anne Helen Petersen (@annehelen) March 18, 2017 You don’t often hear exhortations to read the comments, but Anne Helen Petersen is right: Hillbilly Elegy writer J.D. Vance is awfully proud of himself for moving to Columbus, Ohio, anContinue reading “Things I’m Verbing: Abrahamic problems, skyscraper farms and fake hillbilly pride”

Things I’m Verbing: Syncretism, solidarity and straight lines

My Jewish high school got a bomb threat today but thankfully the police were able to assure everyone that Ivanka is a Jew — Sarah Lazarus (@sarahclazarus) February 27, 2017 Lots of antisemitism around social media right now, with many people outraged that “no one is talking about this” and “why isn’t this screaming fromContinue reading “Things I’m Verbing: Syncretism, solidarity and straight lines”

Things I’m Verbing: Falling down a chimney, lighting the oil and rereading history

The news keeps being heavy. I’m trying not to burn myself out, but it feels unbearable in its own way not to be a witness and speak out against this. If you want to stop here, that’s totally fine; here’s a first-person account of falling down a chimney for clicking over, which I appreciate. ForContinue reading “Things I’m Verbing: Falling down a chimney, lighting the oil and rereading history”

Things I’m Verbing: Celebrity skin, the right-wing PC and magical thinking

A few years ago, when it seemed like my mother’s second surgery and chemo regimen had given her a clean bill of health, I bought myself a ukulele. I had never played a string instrument before, being strictly a piano/oboe/bassoon girl growing up (yeah, I know), but my reasoning was that a ukulele can makeContinue reading “Things I’m Verbing: Celebrity skin, the right-wing PC and magical thinking”

Things I’m Verbing: Insurance conspiracies, gatekeeping whiteness and how linguistics could save the republic

I love getting to kick off with an announcement of new work, and I’ve been especially excited about this piece for a while. Earlier this year, while I was trying to find a psychiatrist who actually took my insurance, one doctor sighed and said that I didn’t hear it from her, but insurance companies definitelyContinue reading “Things I’m Verbing: Insurance conspiracies, gatekeeping whiteness and how linguistics could save the republic”

Things I’m Verbing: Good talkers, bad TV and sweet, sweet Christmas

I’m late to Scandal, and I admit, I’m mostly interested thanks to Josh Malina’s excellent banter and analysis on The West Wing Weekly. I don’t know why I let this happen to me. The show is infuriatingly bad, and yet as long as I can ignore the thoroughly useless White House plots (and the scripts’ hilarious grasp onContinue reading “Things I’m Verbing: Good talkers, bad TV and sweet, sweet Christmas”

Things I’m Verbing: The goal of terrorism, Ohio in distress and identities we don’t discuss

https://twitter.com/bobbybigwheel/status/712248916771786753 https://twitter.com/jillfilipovic/status/712242181684269056 Solidarité et fraternité avec nos amis belges qui subissent à leur tour une vague de terrorisme. #Bruxelles pic.twitter.com/GgJ0asXvuA — Ronan Loas (@RonanLoas) March 22, 2016 If you missed “33 and Never Been Kissed” at the Establishment last week, you’re in store for an amazing and very brave piece of writing. An interactive from the ClevelandContinue reading “Things I’m Verbing: The goal of terrorism, Ohio in distress and identities we don’t discuss”