xonews
All the headlines you might have missed, neatly summarized.
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23 Hours Ago | 23 comments

poverty
I’ve come home to the yellow eviction notice on the door, and lived out of a van for awhile, and I never once looked “homeless.”
charity
My family has been personally affected by ALS, but I don't want to see other charities lose donations while this cause is getting all the attention.
james foley
He went to my alma mater and represented what a true journalist really is: fearless and bold.
in

Aug 20, 2014 at 9:00am | 297 comments

street harassment
Every time I think of these heroic strangers who declare their hearts' desire, I too, get butterflies in the depths of my loins. The kind that makes me wonder, “What’s next? Is this stranger going to follow me home?"
student loans
Getting through college debt-free is only possible if you have access to a pretty big helping of privilege.
ferguson
A black male is killed by police every 28 hours in America. This is a racial issue.
in

Aug 19, 2014 at 12:47pm | 363 comments

i am a crotchety curmudgeon
Awareness about water issues is laughably low in much of the United States, which is maybe why people think this meme is funny and lighthearted, or that the symbolism of wasting a bucket of water isn't a big deal.
ferguson
Black America holds up a mirror for us. And white America is terrified to look.
cabs
If ride-share apps operate in a totally different way to old-school taxis, how can we ensure people are aware of this -- and what are the steps we all need to take to keep safe?
in

Aug 18, 2014 at 6:00pm | 86 comments

ferguson
catcallers
My favorite thing to do these days is yell "Ha," in response to catcallers, though even that doesn't always do the trick.
diets
At 13, I love rice cakes because they are so featureless, so unlike actual food. They taste like nothing.
in

Aug 18, 2014 at 9:00am | 306 comments

sexism
For some transmasculine people, who may have years or decades of experience being treated as women, there is a nuance to our interactions with women that runs a little deeper.
in

Aug 16, 2014 at 9:00am | 23 comments

politics
There has never been an instance of a legislative body suing a sitting President. So, the answer to the question, "How does it work for Congress to sue the President?" has been a resounding, "We have no idea."
in

Aug 15, 2014 at 5:00pm | 23 comments

robin williams
Throughout the years, I’ve allowed my humor and my depression to work together in different ways.
domestic violence
People may agree that it’s never, under any circumstances, even remotely OK to assault a woman, “porn stars” are somehow exempt from this creed.
pregnant
“Is the baby healthy? Everything OK?” a COMPLETE STRANGER said to me once.
xonews
All the biggest headlines, neatly summarized for you.
in

Aug 15, 2014 at 12:30pm | 40 comments

you are the advice columnist
He frames every poster, even the ones with promotional writing on them or really beat-up ones just because they have The Joker on them.
anxiety
The only thing worse than a nightmare is waking up surrounded by happy sleeping people. You hear everyone breathe and your throat gets tight and sad because you are missing out. Your brain is making you miss out.
in

Aug 14, 2014 at 6:00pm | 29 comments

libraries
If my patrons, the poor kids in a slightly wealthy town, need us for after-school snacks, computer access, and a sense of community, then the teen patrons of poorer communities struggling to keep their libraries open definitely do.
ferguson
I don’t know how to tell people that I’d rather be let down by white society than be let down by white individuals.