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If You Haven’t Heard This, You’re Losing Out On Life: Willie Taylor – “Blast Off” [Download NOW!]

Willie Taylor’s Single “Blast Off” Now Available For Download We told you guys that Willie Taylor of talented R&B supergroup Day26 had some heat coming for the winter and now it’s finally here for your purchasing pleasure. In case y...

Minnesota Lt. Governor Candidate Presided Over 10,000 Abortions as Planned Parenthood Activist

Who is Tina Smith? Most Minnesotans have no idea. Smith is Gov. Mark Dayton’s running mate in the Nov. 4 election. She served as his chief of staff during his first term. And she’s a former vice president for the state’s leading performer and promoter of abortion. Smith put her marketing background to work for […]

Vet-to-Vet: How We Know It Works

As Veterans Day approaches, I wanted to highlight a couple of veterans’ successes by sharing stories that show the importance of vet-to-vet connection and what can happen if treatment and housing options are available to help vets rebuild...Show More Summary

Leonardo DiCaprio Was Asked to Play Max in ‘Hocus Pocus’ : Links You Need to See

In case you’d like a soundtrack for the incoming deluge of links, … Read More

Katniss Warns President Snow In Final Trailer For 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' - VIDEO

14 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The final trailer has been released for the first installment of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay two-parter that will draw to a conclusion the much obsessed-over franchise. In this latest video, Katniss has a message for President Snow. Find out what...

The Legacy of Rita Hayworth

The 2014 Rita Hayworth Gala Celebrating A Timeless Hollywood Icon, Patrick McMullin photographer Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the Rita Hayworth Gala in New York City as a guest of my dear friends Robin and Roger Meltzer. Show More Summary

Fair & Balanced

[Content Note: Violence; Christian Supremacy; anti-atheism; Islamophobia; imperialism.]This is what passes for "fair and balanced" discourse at Fox News: Fox's Keith Ablow: 'It's Time For An American Jihad.'"An American jihad would embrace...Show More Summary

Fear-Mongering in Maine on Question 1

According to the polls, the vote on Question 1 in Maine is very close, with reputable polling showing the race a dead heat. The good news is, there appears to be a clear majority of people who want to ban...        Related Stories Farm...Show More Summary

The New Yorker food issue, ranked by kale factor

To assess this particular Moment in Food, there is no better gauge than counting the number of times a writer mentions kale.

FLORIDA: Edith Windsor Tells Gov. Rick Scott To Stop Fighting Same-Sex Marriage

14 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Orlando's Watermark has the transcript: “I am Edith S. Windsor, the plaintiff in Windsor v. United States, the case that won federal recognition of marriages for same-sex couples. The two extremely positive decisions in favor of marriage...Show More Summary

United Nations Day 2014: My Stroll With Under-Secretary-General Gyan Acharya

I was a panelist at a book discussion during the just concluded 2014 Port Harcourt Book Festival, and the book we discussed was "Interventions: A Life at War and Peace", by Kofi Annan and Nader Mousavizadeh. In course of the interaction...Show More Summary

Breast Cancer and ISIS: Beyond Surgical Strikes and Chemical Weapons

My breasts did not volunteer to be the canary in the coalmines of modern life. Neither did the Yazidis or Kurds welcome bands of ISIS into their communities. These curses came upon otherwise healthy bodies. The distressing medical options...Show More Summary

Gotham Episode 106 Recap: Where Does the Good Go?

14 hours agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

When a boy steals your girl, sometimes you have no choice but to arrest him for fake murder.

Ghost Appears at El Kookooee Burning ‘Bogeyman’ Festival

El Kookooee. That’s the phonetic spelling of El Cucuy, a mythical bogeyman or pumpkin-headed ghost-monster found in Hispanic and Portuguese folklore. A bogeyman who may not like to be made fun of based on the appearance of a ghostly apparition behind a burning effigy of El Cucuy...

Black & Yellow & White & Old

(NSFW: Language) Taylor Giddens took a silent video of his grandparents partying in the ’60s and added Black and Yellow. This should be Mad Men’s final episode. You know what it iiiis funky chicken funky chicken funky chicken

Court Rules Oklahoma Restrictions on Medication Abortions Can Take Effect

The ruling is the second one this week to allow an anti-abortion restriction take effect beginning November 1. Image: Shutterstock The post Court Rules Oklahoma Restrictions on Medication Abortions Can Take Effect appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Faking It Episode 206 Recap: Can I Have Your Number I Think We Should Go Out

14 hours agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

This week on "Faking It," Amy goes to a hot underground rave party and interacts romantically with another girl who likes girls!

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