More than 50 years after her death, Marilyn Monroe is still causing a stir—but this time it's all about a letter she wrote. It seems that whenever the subject of MM comes up, there is always a reaction, an interest of some sort. People the world over continue to be intrigued by the blonde bombshell and I am no exception. I’ve read just about every book, news article, and anything else I can get
By debbie sklar on Sep 14, 2014
Comes now this memo from the “kissing while black” (KWB) department of these United States: M E M O R A N D U M To: Attractive women in interracial relationships -- especially black women cum white men From: The relationship police Re: Sticking with your own "kind" Date: 1619 to last Thursday =========================================================================== On Thursday l
By Herbert Dyer, Jr. on Sep 14, 2014
Couples argue and couples disagree, but I suspect couples do not usually have a spat over grapes and cherries. Cue the couple known as Barry and Mary Lou. It started over grapes. I was heading to the grocer store recently to get I-forget-what, and she said: “If you are going, get me some of those red seedless grapes, please.” I assented. I approached the produce department and saw the price of the
By Barry Ellsworth on Sep 14, 2014
The Yankees and their propaganda wing at the YES Network are following through with the insertion of “good” news in the face of their slower than believable acceptance of reality that they’re not making the playoffs as they enthusiastically discuss the progress of rehabbing pitcher Masahiro Tanaka. Everywhere else in the baseball-watching world, it’s accepted as fact that the Yankees aren’t making
By Paul Lebowitz on Sep 13, 2014
Science & Tech
It makes sense now: Illegal, addictive drugs exist for a reason other than turning peer-pressured teens into druggies! Here's one scenario that transforms an illegal substance into a useful drug: Psychedelic chemicals in magic mushrooms – the same ones that make them “magical” – just might help smokers get over their nicotine addiction. In a preliminary study, about 80 percent of participants succ
By Stef dela Cruz on Sep 12, 2014
Perhaps you recently saw a thought-provoking feminist essay on social media. Then you wondered how in the name of Margaret Sanger that essay could have been published on Playboy.com, of all places. Maybe it was the riveting "Why You Should Read #WhyIStayed" article by progressive comedienne Sara Benincasa. Maybe it was Benincasa's inspiring Playboy essay "Jennifer Lawrence is Not a Thing to be Pas
By Joe Kukura on Sep 12, 2014
Artist Zilla van Born from Amsterdam wanted to show everyone how much we fake things on social media, particularly on Facebook. So she completely faked a five-week vacation in southeast Asia. As her “vacation” progressed, she kept her online pals updated with all the usual photos and status updates they would expect, and they were all completely fooled. How did she do it? Easy. Using Photoshop, s
By Anne Sewell on Sep 12, 2014
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Herb is a retired paralegal, and a writer based in Chicago. Herb also works part-time for National Able Network (a national nonprofit) assigned at the moment to Roosevelt University as a tutor to seniors and ex-offenders in computer skills, literacy skills, job-readiness skills, social skills (how to beat the "New Jim Crow.") He's been a freelancer for many years, appearing in such rags as the Chicago Defender Newspaper, Ebony Magazine, Essence Magazine, Emerge Magazine, the Washington, D.C. Afro-American Newspaper, the Pittsburgh Courier Newspaper, C.L.A.S.S. Magazine, the Chicago Reader Newspaper, Indiana State University Black Literature Forum, BlackTalkRadioNetwork.com, WVON-Talk Radio, Chicago, Voxunion.com, DissidentVoice.org. Of course, he's been working on the Great American Novel since birth. He's never appeared in any so-called mainstream outlet (and hasn't really tried) because....well, just read him and you will get the message. Herb is a Vietnam War veteran (U.S. Navy...He'd been drafted into the army, but quickly enlisted in the Navy hoping to avoid Vietnam. His ship's very first port of call after boot camp in San Diego -- DaNang Harbor, South Vietnam). Herb has a masters degree in Political & Justice Studies. He relishes any and all comments, criticisms, critiques.
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