July 3, 2010

Weekly Reader: Lady Gaga remakes, a White House briefing, & Boondocks

Filed by Bil Browning | July 03, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

Ah, the Fourth of July holiday... While this is usually the worst holiday in terms of internet traffic since readers spend a good portion of the weekend outdoors, so far we've not slowed down one bit. Do you think it's...Read More

Christians Apologize At Chicago Pride

Filed by Betty Greene Salwak | July 03, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Nathan Albert, the Director of Pastoral Care for the Marin Foundation, attended Chicago Pride wearing a shirt that read "I'm sorry." He and his fellow foundation members held signs apologizing to paraders for "how the church has treated you" and...Read More

Poisonous Parenting: The Pride Edition

Filed by Terrance Heath | July 03, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

Every time I write one of these posts, I think -- or, rather, I hope -- it will be the last one. Maybe that’s because I harbor two apparently unrealistic hopes: (1) that no more children will be hurt, abused,...Read More

On Music Appreciation, Part Two, Or, Records Only Have One Groove

Filed by Don Davis | July 03, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

It was just yesterday that we decided to take a day off from politics and talk about music, both familiar and not so much; the conversation ran a bit long, and when we got halfway through we decided to get...Read More


Mel Gibson is just misunderstood

Filed by Bil Browning | July 03, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"You're an embarrassment to me. You look like a fucking pig in heat, and if you get raped by a pack of n***ers, it will be your fault." -- Mel Gibson, in a voice mail left for ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva...Read More

Official Gay Lip Sync Video of Summer?

Filed by Bil Browning | July 03, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Gawker has declared this queer "California Gurls" remake as the "official gay lip sync video of summer." Think it lives up to the title?...Read More