My Texas Roadhouse Pandemic - Grub Street
From the chain’s very beginning, Taylor was a man who wanted to replicate Texas all over the world, to re-create one place within the borders of a completely different place. During this year of isolation, travel restrictions, and social distancing, that is an idea that stuck with me.
Fasting From Food Waste in a Season of Hoarding - Sojourners
When Raleigh Mennonite Church decided to fast from food waste for Lent, they didn’t know that 14 days in, the World Health Organization (WHO) would declare COVID-19 a pandemic. At a time when a core group of members planned on salvaging still-edible food from the dumpsters outside of grocery stores, hoards of Americans emptied the supermarket shelves of essentials like milk and bread and boxed wine.
In an Immersive Play, Scrolling Through Grief at the Coffee Shop - Bedford & Bowery
With each performance, O’Donovan pushes the audience members seated at the cafe tables around him to consider or reconsider their digital afterlives. As you watch Terry debate whether to delete or keep his deceased ex-partner’s social media accounts, you’re confronted with the reality of your own internet mortality–or immortality as the case may be: Do you want your Facebook to become an online gravesite of sorts, with folks leaving posts on your wall in lieu of flowers? Or is there a loved one–a digital executor–you trust to make this decision for you after you die?
Home Brewing Alone Together - Bklyner.
At a time in the world, when everything feels out of control, there’s comfort in making food—and drink—from scratch.
When 14-year-old Bresha Meadows shot her father after allegedly enduring a lifetime of his abuse, she could have just been one more girl processed through what’s become known as the abuse-to-prison pipeline. But instead, the #FreeBresha movement arrived to question the harsh, punitive nature of our juvenile justice system.
Consider dating women. It’s my firm belief that women should be considered for roles historically filled by egocentric men. Kamala Harris would be one example of a person who is a woman. I would be a more experienced example.
Neither Angels Nor Demons - Sojourners
Kruzan was asking for more time and nuance from her courtroom than our justice system often allows. She was asking the courtroom to see her as a human—one who hurt, feared, lashed out, and had some growing up to do. But grace is a pesky, time-consuming task. The mythical super-predator—who possesses some unshakable evil from birth—is a simpler story to understand than that of a flawed human with a troubled past.
Dear financially independent recent grad,
You inspire and shame me with your financial autonomy. The Internet, which must know that your parents do not pay for your phone bill, should reward you for your 4G independence.
Married, Queer, and Co-Pastoring a Church - Sojourners
A documentary video about two women who are the first married same-sex co-pastors of an historic Baptist church in Washington, D.C.
Tips for Female Presidential Hopefuls (humor piece) - McSweeney's
When an interviewer compliments your hair, give the credit to the wild beauty of menstruation.