Thursday, July 18, 2013

This Is All I Will Say About Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone magazine put the face of the Boston Marathon bomber on its cover this month. The tension is high, the heated discourse is still underway, and of course fire burns hottest at the center so here in Boston it's a divisive issue, complex and fraught with emotion, with outrage on one side and the usual "don't be a crybaby" naysayers dismissing everyone else's opinion. Yes, everyone understands that magazines need to sell in order to stay afloat. We all get that. 

But being on the cover of Rolling Stone once meant you were a cultural icon on the level of Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, the Beatles. Even Al Gore, for his environmental work. It's kind of a big deal to get the cover, to lots of artists and other dreamers. 

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

I Am So Sorry, Trayvon

I'm a 43 year old white woman. If I'd been walking in a primarily black neighborhood, followed, taunted, confronted and shot by a black man, that person would have been in jail all this time.

My heart, my soul, my mind all ache for Trayvon, his friends, his family and everyone in America whose expectations were dashed last weekend. George Zimmerman is a predator who hunted and killed a boy just because he thought he could get away with it, and now the law has shocked us all by approving his actions. Justice died that day.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

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