1. BEAUTY: One mom, Eleni Gage, writes about how she pierced her infant’s ears and wound up on the receiving end of a whole slew of comments ranging from “female genital mutilation!” to accusations of class warfare.
2. REDDIT: Pretty fascinating account from Wired of how a rampant Reddit thread about a hypothetical Romans vs. United States military battle became a sensation, a screenplay, and a soon-to-be-released blockbuster.
3. GROCERY: Ever been to the Bi-Rite in the Mission in San Francisco? How did the store on the corner become the little grocery nobody can shut up about?
4. ORIENTATION: From Salon, one story about how San Francisco’s sexual fluidity pushed Anna Pulley away from her lesbian history towards conventional hetero sex.
5. BLOOD: Incredible, moving, beautifully-written piece in The Atlantic by John Fram on the course of his relationship after his boyfriend’s HIV status is revealed.
6. ART: Artist Andrew Myers creates 3D portraits out of screws, a drill, and paint.
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1. EQUALITY: How can we combat the misguided and preposterous belief that allowing gays to marry will someone lead the way to people marrying toasters, dogs, and dead people? A handy diagram to hand out to all your idiot friends.
2. LIBRARY: Flavorwire has a highly subjective list of the 25 most beautiful college libraries. I’m not going to argue though, because Harper is #8.
3. PUBES: Ever wonder about the history of pubic hair? Yeah, me too. The Atlantic takes a historical approach the current trend of ripping it all out.
4. FASHION: Blogger Marissa at New Dress A Day buys heinously ugly dresses and revamps each and every one to make something contemporary and wearable. And she does this every day.
5. ADORBS: Even babies who don’t know any words can mimic the speech patterns of rap music. So freaking cute (and so is the dad….).
6. LEGO: Lego is launching a new line of girls toys called Lego Friends. Businessweek investigates the origins of the new line and Lego’s history with shoving the pink crap in the corner.
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It’s probably because the cashier at the grocery store once told me that I looked like Pink, but I’ve always had a soft spot for the singer. Plus, her VH1 Behind the Music was excellent. While granting that the whole thing could be your run-of-the-mill showbiz persona, I find her charmingly quirky and refreshingly frank. And also, super talented. I mean really, she’s singing while twirling on what are essentially toilet paper harnesses (skip to 4:00). I think that in another world, maybe we could be friends.
So anyway, I don’t normally get super invested in celebrity procreation (well….). I mean, I like babies as much as the next person, but I don’t get all choked up about it when celebrities have them. Except, something about this picture of Pink and Carey Hart and their new baby is getting to me.
From People Magazine
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