Monique Williams, drummer from Txlips (screenshot)

New Sounds from the South, Vol. 2

No one asked me to, but I’m proving my point that the South is more than the box folks keep putting us in. This is the second playlist in this series featuring new music from the South. Check out the first one to keep up. The aim here is to find some of the best … [Read more…]

An Open-Hearted Conversation About Being Black in America

Over lunch at a favorite restaurant, I had an uncomfortable discussion about race with a close friend. She and I had never really discussed politics, religion, or social issues as our relationship has always focused more on venting about our husbands and children or geeking about Harry Potter, Supernatural, Dr. Who and graphic novels. During … [Read more…]

Alice Paul, Anita Pollitzer, and the National Woman’s Party


5 June marks the anniversary of the official founding of the radical National Woman’s Party by Alice Paul and Lucy Burns in 1916 to advocate for women’s suffrage. The NWP began as an outgrowth of the Congressional Union, a faction formed by Paul and Burns in 1913 within the larger National American Woman Suffrage Association. … [Read more…]