The Evolution of Bill Maher

June 9th was Bill Maher’s first time back in front of his “Real Time” audience following his use of the n-word the previous week on the show. He used his airtime time wisely. Not only did he sincerely apologize, more importantly, he … Continue reading

Ease into Monday with Tupac: “To Live In Die In L.A.” (music)

It’s time to ease into Monday with some music after an intense weekend remembering The Los Angeles Uprising — the largest civil unrest in American history. This weekend brought back memories of: The killing of Latasha Harlins, the 15-year-old school … Continue reading

Remembering Marlene Dietrich On Her 115th Birthday

Remembering Marlene Dietrich On Her 115th Birthday

REAL WOMEN WEAR PANTSUITS! An original who is still remembered on her 115th birthday, Marlene Dietrich — the honorary Grand Dame of Pantsuit Nation — was born in Berlin, Germany on December 29, 1901.   In 1930, Dietrich wore a … Continue reading

First Trump Came for Mexicans, but I Didn’t Speak Up Because I Wasn’t Mexican. Then They Came for Me — and by That Time, No One was Left to Speak Up

I bought this poster at Revolution Books on Durant and Telegraph in Berkeley and I had it on my wall throughout college.  I suppose I was attracted to message because I am a journalist and a writer, so it’s fundamental … Continue reading

Hillary Makes Herstory! This One Is For The Girls!

So, for anyone who’s still in doubt, Hillary was championing women and children when you didn’t think it was a cause, when you weren’t paying attention, when it wasn’t “viral” on social media, or the cause du jour. Remember, integrity is what you do when no one is watching.
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Summer Solstice 2016 Enters With A Rare Full Strawberry Moon

A Strawberry Moon floats above the Pacific Ocean in Malibu, California, on the 2016 Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year.  This aspect of the Lunar Moon Goddess doesn’t mess around. She’s wants you to remember her name. This year, … Continue reading

Happy Cesar Chavez Day! A Day of Service.

Think Different. Change the World. Cesar Chavez Day.   Through his work, along with fellow labor leader, Dolores Huerta, and the countless others who were part of the United Farm Workers‘ struggle, Cesar Chavez brought international awareness of the unfair wages and … Continue reading

Blackout Tuesday: The Bernie Sanders Speech Corporate Media Chose Not To Air.

Blackout Tuesday: The Bernie Sanders Speech Corporate Media Chose Not To Air.

by Jon Queally, staff writer Published on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 by Common Dreams Though Bernie Sanders had an admittedly disappointing night on Tuesday, losing four of five primary contests to rival Hillary Clinton, he still took to the stage in Phoenix, Arizona … Continue reading

Happy 70th Birthday, Dolly Parton!

Happy 70th Birthday, Dolly Parton!  Girls with Dimples are Destined to Rule the World! When you’re Dolly Parton, EDM DJ’s remix your country music for clubs. When you’re Dolly Parton, the security guards at England’s Glastonbury Festival break into dance … Continue reading

Monday Music: “Can you Feel It?” (Martin Luther King Mix)

MLK DAY 2016 In honor of MLK Day, let us pause and remember the power of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s message.  This deep-house classic from Larry Heard, AKA Mr. Fingers, is a mellow, downtempo mix that’s perfectly infused with MLK’s … Continue reading

David Bowie: In The Stars Tonight

David Bowie was more than a rock star, a glam-rock performance artist, a fashion icon, more than one the greatest artists of all time; He was a global-cultural movement, an otherworldly planetary force, sliding seamlessly into the soul’s of one generation … Continue reading

Tragedy in Paris: Where to go from here

A Light in the Darkness The French flag over the Seine We have so many grand memories of France and, as such, have felt the effects of last night’s violence in Paris. We have traveled the entire country of France … Continue reading

A Real-Life Hero: Remembering My Uncle On Veteran’s Day

Remembering my uncle, Manuel Diaz, on Veterans Day. Above, Manuel Diaz formally receives his Bronze Star for exemplary Army ground combat at his belated presentation ceremony in Los Alamitos, California, in 2009 — 60 years after it was handed to … Continue reading

Ease into Monday with Phil Collins

WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS MOMENT It is often said that it only takes one song to bring back a thousand memories, so when Phil Collins recently announced he is coming out of retirement, my brain took a stroll down musical memory … Continue reading

Ease into Monday with Plugs: “White Light” (music)

Artwork:  Alden Volney for PLugs Close your eyes and ease into your Monday, feeling the flower-child-hippie-60s-Woodstock vibe with this new track by Plugs.  

The Changing of the Guard: Women taking a page out of Playboy’s playbook

Last week The Economist published (along with the rest of the world) an article about Playboy magazine’s decision to end nude photos in their publication, instead choosing to focus on their critically acclaimed long-form journalism, fiction pieces and other quality … Continue reading

The Best New Men’s Underwear 2015

{ Also on Buzzfeed by Cheryl Diaz } Is there a difference between a girl who wears granny panties or sexy undies?  You’re not the only ones wondering what’s underneath, boys.  Girls always get a glimpse of your underwear from … Continue reading

Hillary Clinton and the Benghazi Hearings … and how Jay Z ties it all together

Hillary Clinton and the Benghazi Hearings … and how Jay Z ties it all together

You gotta get, that, dirt off your shoulders In case you didn’t get a chance to catch the 11-hour marathon of Republican inquisitors grilling Hillary Clinton on Benghazi, one simple GIF sums it up in a nutshell. The now-iconic “brush … Continue reading