Weekly Round Up: Thanksgiving Edition

It’s a quiet week in the news for our speakers, so we’ll use this opportunity to wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving holiday (here in the US), and ask you to reflect on what you have to be thankful for in the past year, and what you look forward to being thankful for in the coming …Read More

Weekly Round Up: Urvashi Vaid, Shola Lynch, Kate Harding

Happy Wednesday! Let’s see what our speakers are up to this week …   Urvashi Vaid and the Lesbian Political Action Committee are celebrating the large number of LGBT candidates who won their elections last week. Progress gets made by progressive candidates running for mayor, state legislature, etc. and building from there.   Shola Lynch …Read More

Weekly Round Up: Raffi, Jessica Valenti, Kathleen Hanna

Happy Wednesday! Let’s see what our speakers a up to this week …   Raffi’s playing concerts these days, but it’s good to see the news articles include references to his work with children. This story includes the quote  “he remains a social and ecological activist, with the aim of creating a better future for …Read More

Weekly Roundup: Kate Harding, Daniel H. Wilson, Raffi

Happy Wednesday (and Happy November!). Let’s see what our speakers are up to this week:     Kate Harding’s tweet: “I am sorry for all the times I stabbed men, just a little, in my previous workplace. After years of counseling, I stopped stabbing men” – went viral. And with good reason!       …Read More

Weekly Round Up: Jessica Valenti, Charles Mann, Neil deGrasse Tyson

Happy Wednesday! Let’s see what our speakers are up to this week :     Jessica Valenti notes, in this week’s Guardian column, that it’s been a bad week for men. For bad men, anyway …     To have your book mentioned in the same breath as work by heavyweight historians like David McCullough and …Read More

Weekly Round Up: Jessica Valenti, Stephanie Coontz, Urvashi Vaid

Happy Wednesday! Let’s see what our speakers are up to this week …   Jessica Valenti asks the question, what comes after #metoo? It’s not enough to identify the victims …   Stephanie Coontz weighs in on 21st century marriage in America with her usual insight.   Congratulations to Urvashi Vaid for her appointment as …Read More

Weekly Roundup – Charles Mann, Kate Harding, Neil deGrasse Tyson

Happy Wednesday! Let’s see what our speakers are up to this week:   Charles C. Mann has been quoted many times this week regarding Columbus Day, nowhere as well as in this article.   Kate Harding continues her popular book tour for NASTY GIRLS, most recently in the Pacific Northwest.   Neil deGrasse Tyson breaks …Read More

Weekly Round Up: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jessica Valenti, Charles Mann

Happy Wednesday! Let’s see what our speakers are up to this week …   Face it – you’ve always wondered what Neil deGrasse Tyson’s office looked like. Here’s a video tour of the oddball objects he’s collected over the years.   In her weekly Guardian post, Jessica Valenti notes that it’s easy to take the …Read More