Nearly two-thirds (63%) of U.S. newspapers had at least one woman in their top three editing positions in 2013, according to the new annual census from the American Society of News Editors (ASNE), using 2013 data. Nearly half the papers responding (49%) said that one of those top editors was a woman, 12% employed two women in those top slots and 2% reported that all three top editors were women.
Warped Tour’s Woman Problem -
There are so many badass women making great punk music, so why are the festivals ignoring them?
Liberal politics is in trouble. In the few years since Occupy Wall Street came and went, attracting plenty of news coverage but effecting little lasting change, a commitment to liberal politics feels increasingly futile — not to mention dreary as fuck.
This is a necessarily oversimplified version of the problem Ellen Willis identified in her final, most ambitious, and tragically unfinished work. A book project with the working title “The Cultural Unconscious in American Politics,” it promised to use psychoanalysis to rescue the nation’s political imagination from the conservative hell into which it descended after the radical ’60s.
Feminism and “The Left” Need Ellen Willis’ Ideas More Than Ever
Razor-sharp piece on Mom’s ideas about the cultural unconscious by Judy Berman!
Live Through This at 20
Gender pay gap in academia
Out soon. Order from U. of Minnesota Press.
Q&A: Flavorwire Music Editor, Jillian Mapes -
JILLIAN MAPES is an arts and entertainment journalist, currently the music editor of Flavorwire. She’s also a contributor to Pitchfork, Spin and other national culture publications. She recently returned from covering South by Southwest in Austin; the first time she covered SXSW a…
The Blue Period: An Origin Story by Ta-Nehisi Coates -
"And here is the key thing—it thrills me to see it. I love seeing it. I love knowing. The knowing is its own reward. The ability to frame the question is it’s own gift—even if you can’t quite name the answer." Ta-Nehisi Coates
I’m not gon’ lie, grad school broke my spirit but this is why I persevere. I have always loved seeing and knowing. It’s a thrill that I have embarked upon with wealth of journey partners (teachers/peers/colleagues/students) from Seattle to the halls of Spelman to this city’s urine soaked Subway platforms to, well where I now teach, dissertate and engage in self-loathing.
I’ve had a draft of a chapter I intended to send to my advisors that I haven’t been able to let go of for two months in part because this degree has become removed from the thrill. It’s just fear and insecurity. But as the songwriter said, “it’s good to know…” that this is why I chose this path, that thought the thrill is gone, it can be recovered, and that soooooo much will ever exceed my knowledge.
Jalylah, don’t give up! The world needs your great ideas - out of your brain, into the public sphere, like superman Ta-Nehisi!