Announcing the Coalition of the Stood-Up for Trump Super PAC

Dear Mr. President: We are pleased to officially announce the creation of the Super PAC: The Coalition of the Stood-Up for Trump. We followed the recent events of your highly anticipated “make rallies great again” event in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Many of us were shocked and sickened by what unfolded: You got stood up. You got ding-dong-ditched hard, Mr. President. That is a wound that cuts … Continue reading Announcing the Coalition of the Stood-Up for Trump Super PAC

Old Yellers: Men’s Anger

Elaine Benes. Nineties feminist icon. Terrible dancer. Urban sombrero-wearer. Sponge-worthy decider and a no bullshit-giver-or-taker. In one Seinfeld episode, Elaine gets asked by her friends, Beth and Arnie, to be a character reference in their adoption case. She lets it slip with the agency officer that once when they were all at a movie, Arnie lost his temper with Elaine because she wouldn’t stop talking … Continue reading Old Yellers: Men’s Anger

Women Do

At first it seems like the three women are just hanging out in the middle of the Commonwealth Ave. mall—a quiet, tree-lined promenade that runs like an artery through the heart of Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. Abigail Adams, Phillis Wheatley, and Lucy Stone appear as life-size bronze statues, posed around large granite blocks. Quotes from each woman are inscribed on the blocks, their words reaching … Continue reading Women Do

The Evolution Will Not Be Televised

This week has me thinking about fish and alligators and other scaly, prehistoric creatures, and that’s not just because I’ve had Mitch “Squid-in-a-Turtle-Neck-Face” McConnell and Orrin “Crypt-Keeper’s-Less-Handsome-Brother” Hatch popping up all over my social media. It’s because I’ve got evolution on the brain. I’m imagining what it must have been like for the first pre-fish creatures to suddenly find themselves with bulging sacs protruding from … Continue reading The Evolution Will Not Be Televised