The Tarot Lady Teacheth
Saturday, Feb 18: The Tarot Coloring Book
Dancing Across Borders
Saturday, Feb 11: Aliento: Dzul Dance Company
Drag Shows Are My Favorite Sport
Saturday, Jan 21: Rugby is a Drag • Truly Scrumptious Coxx
Time to Dust Off That Xena Costume
Friday, Jan 13: Albuquerque Comic Con
The Daily Word in the Electoral College, assassination of the Russian envoy to Turkey, and other terrible things
Today the embers of the electoral college cast their votes for President of the United States. You can follow the status of electoral votes here.
A lone gunman has shot and killed the Russian ambassador to Turkey in the Turkish capital of Ankara. The shooter said "Don't forget Syria" before he was shot and killed by police.
HB2, the archaic legislation made to prevent transgender people from using the bathroom that aligns with their gender identity, is set to be repealed in North Carolina today. The decision comes after the state lost millions in revenue when several companies canceled plans to bring jobs to the state because of the law.
At least nine are dead after a truck drove through a Christmas market in Berlin today. German authorities have not described the incident as an attack.
Researchers are getting closer to making prosthetic limbs feel real to their owners.
Watch Chance the Rapper perform on SNL. Everything else sucks.
Holiday Arts and Crafts Sale feat. Really Great Coffee
Sunday, Dec 18: Second Annual Humble Holidays Arts and Craft Show
The Daily Word in Victory at Standing Rock, Fire in Oakland, and the Cost of Protecting Donald Trump
In a historic decision, the Army Corps of Engineers prevented further construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline on Sunday afternoon. The Corps denied the pipeline a legal easement required to drill under the Missouri River, saying that an environment impact assessment was needed before the Energy Transfer Partners could put an oil pipeline beneath the Standing Rock Sioux tribe's only source of drinking water. Finally, something to celebrate. (Not that Trump couldn't legally reverse this decision once he's in office.)
President-Elect Trump has tapped Dr. Ben Carson for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. This despite the fact that Carson said he would not seek a cabinet position, since he has literally no government experience. So, you know. I'm sure that'll pan out well.
Tragedy in Oakland–my old home–on Friday night, when the Ghost Ship warehouse-
The murder trial for the police shooting of Walter Scott, an unarmed Black man, is still deadlocked. Michael Slager, the police officer on trial, was recorded laughing immediately after he shot the man, who was running away from him.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has asked the federal government for $35 million to cover the cost of protecting Donald Trump and his family until inauguration day.
Four Years of Grabbing Back Starts Now
Friday, Nov 25: Civil Rights Workshop
The Daily Word in the Fight for $15, Steve Bannon being racist, and Kanye being Kanye
I want the "George Bush hates black people" Kanye back
Tens of thousands of workers at airports and fast food restaurants are planning a massive strike after Thanksgiving as part of the Fight for $15 minimum wage movement. There will be strikes at 20 different airports, including O'Hare in Chicago and Newark Liberty in New Jersey.
Donald Trump's selection for chief White House Strategist and white nationalist Steve Bannon says he's not a white nationalist. This is the same guy who said there's too many Asians in Silicon Valley.
The Israeli government has announced plans to demolish Umm al-Hiran, a Bedouin village in the country's southern Negev region that is home to Palestinian citizens of Israel. At least 30 residents will be displaced.
Mike Pence went to go see Hamilton performed in New York over the weekend. The cast took the opportunity to deliver a message to the vice-president-elect about how many of them were immigrants and children of immigrants, and asked him to consider them and their lives in his administration. Which Donald Trump, of course, took as a personal attack.
The Daily Word in I still can't believe Donald Trump is going to be our next president
Almost a week later and I'm still reeling from the election. Trying to find glimmers of hope wherever I can, like the fact that Trump has said he doesn't oppose same-sex marriage, and that he won't appoint Supreme Court judges with the goal of reversing that ruling. Of course, in the same breath he said that he opposes abortion rights. We've got a lot of work to do in the next four years, y'all.
As the election results rolled in, I felt particularly betrayed by one section of the population: the 52% of voting white women who voted for Trump. Why, despite the at times blatantly misogynistic rhetoric and the fervor to take away women's reproductive rights, do so many white women continue to support the GOP?
We know a lot about Trump's disrespect for women, but one thing we still don't know much about is his foreign policy. And that's really terrifying.
John Oliver dedicated the entire season finale of Last Week Tonight to the election. His overall message "Don't normalize Donald Trump."
For those of us who still believe in facts and still see global climate change as a real issue, be terrified by the fact that 2016 is set to be the warmest year on record.
Here's your only semi-positive story of the day. Tonight, hopeful stargazers will get to see the biggest and brightest supermoon since 1948.