Donald Trump has had some serious trouble locking down musicians to perform at his inauguration festivities. In part, this might be because some of the best contemporary artists are busy planning alternative performances on and around inauguration weekend, aimed at protecting the people threatened by the president-elect’s administration, including women, immigrants, LGBTQ individuals ― and also, the Earth.   Several live performances planned this month are taking a loudly anti-Trump stance, including the Planned Parenthood and All Access concert “Show Up!” The event, taking place at the 9:30 Club in D.C. on Jan. 19, will be headlined by Common and The National. The show is free, butRead More →

Note to Steve Harvey: Plenty of women and men find Asian dudes hot.  On Friday’s episode of his eponymous talk show, the host couldn’t stop laughing at the premise of a 2002 book called How to Date a White Woman: A Practical Guide for Asian Men.  A giggling Harvey said the book would likely contain only one page.  “’Excuse me, do you like Asian men?’” he said, imagining what the author might have written. “No, thank you.” It only got worse from there. Harvey proceeded to speculate what a book called How to Date a Black Woman: A Practical Guide [for] Asian Men would say.  “IRead More →

What’s it like to be asexual in a world as sex obsessed as ours? It might help to understand what it means to be asexual first.  Unlike celibacy ― where people give up sex as a choice ―asexuality is a sexual orientation, according to the Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN). Asexual people have the same emotional needs as anyone and are just as capable of being in intimate relationships as other people ― they’re just not interested in sex. And being asexual categorically does not mean you’re lonely. Below, men and women on the secret-sharing app Whisper talk about what it’s like to be asexual.  — ThisRead More →

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