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Maya Arulpragasam at the Super Bowl

Image via The New Yorker

So M.I.A. shocked and awed the conservative Parents Television Council, “the nation’s most influential advocacy organization protecting children against entertainment sex, violence and profanity”. Apparently, she even shocked the original shock and awer Madonna herself, who can’t stand being upstaged at her own show. What has become of America, whose most famous and enduring act was a gigantic bird-flip to colonial Great Britain way back in the 18th century?

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Yes, She Can!


It’s coming down to the wire, it seems, for Elizabeth Warren and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. If you support her, please make your voice heard. There are plenty of online petitions, letters to be written, anything. This woman is amazing and she deserves our support!

Girl 6 – Ultimate Reading

Susan Batson reads the girls to filth in a fierce scene from
the 1996 Spike Lee film, Girl 6.

via @davidbrind

RIP Elizabeth 1932-2011

Elizabeth. They say she hated Liz.

She was some kind of lady, and she was some kind of broad. And a dame to boot. Here’s hoping she’s giving them hell wherever she is now. I don’t think there will ever be another one quite as fabulous as she.

I love one of her last tweets:

Every breath you take today should be with someone else in mind. I love you.


The Divine Sarah Vaughan

I’ve loved Sarah Vaughan for a long time. A lot of people know her sassy scatting on “Lullaby of Birdland.” So many great songs. Continue reading »