Culture

“Most of us don’t want that intimacy with our co-workers. We have to be with them 40 hours a week. We don’t want to hug them, too."
Culture

Please Don't Hug Me At Work 

Please don't hug me at work. Not from the front, side, and certainly not behind. Read...
Josie Gleave of SHESAID    |   12.15.17   |   SHARE
I realized that Chanukkah is about reclaiming identity.
Culture

Abuse And Identity: A Chanukkah Story

I realized that Chanukkah, beyond the overloaded latke plates, called to me as a narrative about escaping abusive situations and reclaiming identity. Read...
No'a L. bat Miri    |   12.14.17   |   SHARE
 These are the things I miss about Hanukkah.
Culture

Singing Badly Together (And Other Things I Miss About Hanukkah)

When we talk about Hanukkah traditions, so often they are discussed as serious and somber. But tradition, prayers, hymns — can be joyful, silly, Read...
Ilana Masad    |   12.13.17   |   SHARE
Photo credit: Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=552689
Culture

The Witchy, Feminist Story Behind St. Lucia Day​      

Her “winter goddess” aesthetic evokes notions of frigidity and the vast darkness of the wintry Nordic landscape. This is the story behind St. Lucia Read...
Laura Dorwart    |   12.13.17   |   SHARE
I became strangely interested in the … “media genre” (?) of true crime.
Culture

How Do You Reconcile A True Crime Obsession With Being, Like, A Good Person?

It’s a prime example of what I’ve known all along: that the true crime interest and the niceness of a person are not mutually exclusive. Read...
Annie Walton Doyle    |   12.11.17   |   SHARE
Hanukkah — sometimes spelled Hanukka or Chanukah
Culture

Hanukkah Is Not Jewish Christmas

Both involve lights, a miracle, and fall on the 25th day of a winter month, but that’s about where the similarities end between Hanukkah and Read...
Naomi Tomky    |   12.11.17   |   SHARE
 Behold, the 2017 Ask Erin Holiday Gift Guide!
Culture

The Ask Erin 2017 Holiday Gift Guide 

Happy holidays! This is what I would buy if I were you, or me, for me or you. Behold, the 2017 Ask Erin Holiday Gift Guide. Read...
Erin Khar   |   12.8.17   |   SHARE
Drag isn't one-size-fits-all femininity. (image credit: Thinkstock)
VoicesCulture

What A Drag Queen Thinks About Female Beauty Standards

Being a Drag Queen isn't one-size-fits-all femininity. Not all real life women are glamorous and fabulous at all times, nor should we feel we have to Read...
Annie Walton Doyle    |   12.4.17   |   SHARE