Author: Christa Blackmon
It is official: dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has been killed but the US shouldn’t do anything about it because we have billions of dollars worth of weapons to sell to Saudi Arabia.
There are lots of weeks when it has been rough to look at the news, but these weeks surrounding the allegations of sexual misconduct around Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh has been one o
In my new gig as a blogger for the International Observatory of Human Rights, I talk about the ways journalists, human rights workers, and humanitarians are turning to animation to present graphic sub
We lost another multigenerational political and popular icon this week with the passing of Aretha Franklin. Though she lived a full life, performing right until the very end, I still think 76 is far t
Last Friday, over 100,000 people poured into London’s streets to celebrate my birthday. Oh damn, I mean, protest Trump’s visit to the United Kingdom. Obligatory selfie for proof! Picked up
About this time last year, I wrote a Flashback Friday post about weddings and memory. That week was my second wedding anniversary and a few days later we would be attending the wedding of a couple who
Happy 200th Birthday birthday Karl Marx! Welcome to the Internet! I need to start this post by qualifying that I do not identify as a Marxist, even if I am very sympathetic to many tenets of Marxism.
Today marks the Immortal Bard William Shakespeare’s 454th birthday! The inventor of thousands of new English words, for no reason at all, has been dead some 402 years but he is still very much a