October 23, 2011


COW: AJ Insults Rachel Maddow

Filed by Bil Browning | October 23, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

Over on my post about Rachel Maddow's appearance on Ellen and her comments about getting hate mail about her looks/gender, Projector AJ points out something Rachel says at the end.Read More


Bring Back a Treasure

Filed by Ed Team | October 23, 2011 | 6:19 PM | comments

"Little did I know he would bring us such a treasure." -- Freedom to Marry Executive Director Evan Wolfson's father, Jerry Wolfson, 81, to the New York Times after his son's marriage to Dr. Cheng He. Mr. Wolfson said Evan...Read More


Solidarity: Calling Out a Corporate Sponsor at a Pro-LGBT Event

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 23, 2011 | 5:30 PM | comments

Would you have the nerve to call out a presenting sponsor for an LGBT event if you were the featured speaker? Guest blogger Katie Burgess did just that during a Coming Out Day Luncheon sponsored by Cargill.Read More


Occupy Boston: Tents of Hope

Filed by Sara Whitman | October 23, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Today, I went down to Occupy Boston. This is what I've been encouraging my students to do: Stand up, be counted, be heard.Read More


Sneak Peek at New Book on Steve Jobs

Filed by Karen Ocamb | October 23, 2011 | 2:30 PM | comments

Politico provided a sneak peek at the new book "Steve Jobs," by Walter Isaacson. Here's a clip.Read More


Seriously, NPR?

Filed by Terrance Heath | October 23, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

I'm a longtime fan of NPR. I've even written them a check or two, during pledge drive seasons. However, after NPR's craven instigation and firing of a producer over her support for Occupy DC, I'm starting to rethink that support.Read More

School District Hangs Up on Bullying

Filed by Ed Team | October 23, 2011 | 11:58 AM | comments

After Merik Castro spoke at the Litchfield Elementary School board meeting and asked them to change their district policies to protect their students and staff from bullying, harassment, intimidation and discrimination, he was summarily ignored. The district has come...Read More


Merriam-Webster OK's Singular-They

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 23, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

The "Ask the Editor" series on Merriam-Webster's website has been enlightening, if only because the subjects they've chosen so far have been sacred cows among grammar puritans and the stances the editors have taken have been towards linguistic freedom.Read More