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Teyonah Parris On Playing “Mad Men”‘s First Black Employee

Where Are Black Folks?
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“I know that this show hasn’t had an African-American in the office and I know that comes with a lot of responsibility as to how I portray this woman, but I can’t think about that. I can only go in and do what I think this woman would do. I try not to think, ‘Oh, I have to represent every single black person in the world that was there in the ’60s.’ I have to tell this one woman’s story and what that was for her. I’m kind of on the fence because as a black actress, there aren’t a lot of roles out there for us, and so you see a great show and it’s like, ‘Oh wow, I would love to be on that show. Oh, but there are no black people on it.’ So that part is frustrating and I understand that, but at the same time I don’t expect to be a part of everyone’s story if it’s not true to the story that they’re trying to tell.”

– Teyonah Parris, who plays Don’s new secretary, Dawn, on “Mad Men,” opens up about playing the first black employee at Sterling Cooper Draper Price. Creator Matt Weiner spoke really eloquently on the PBS news program “Charlie Rose” recently about how he wants civil rights issues on “Mad Men” to be historically accurate. But for Teyonah Parris’ sake, she doesn’t get stuck having to “represent every single black person in the world that was there in the ’60s.” It’s all too easy to assume one person’s story is supposed to speak for everybody. [NYMag.com]

Woman Chops Onions On The Subway, Calls It Performance Art

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When you live in NYC, you see your fair share of “performance art” on the subway. My personal favorite is the old lady who plays “The Chicken Dance” on a recorder. I always watch her. But everyone else gets the Blank Stare. That’s when I put on my headphones and pretend like I don’t see them. This performance artist is impossible to ignore. Her act consists of chopping onions … on my subway line. God, I hate onions so much. And I hate this idea even more. Lord help this woman if she ever finds herself sharing a train car with me. This is just unspeakable. Abominable. Not entertaining or thought provoking or edgy. Just rude! I’m surprised none of the passengers organized a mutiny. Since when are New Yorkers so polite? [Buzzfeed]

It Ain’t Easy Being Busty

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Why big boobs are awesome -- and why they're not. Read More »

I’ve written before about the pros and cons of big boobs, so I’m really excited to see Busty Girl Comics illustrate the plight of busty girls so perfectly. Large breasts may be sexy, but trust me, they also make simple activities — like walking down stairs, washing dishes, or even crossing your arms — a lot more complicated. Click through for a few examples that made me laugh out loud, and check out the Busty Girl website for more… [via Buzzfeed]

Brand New Details On J.K. Rowling’s First Not-A-”Harry Potter”-Book “The Casual Vacancy”

About a month ago, when J.K. Rowling announced that she was moving publishing houses and penning her first novel that wasn’t a part of the Harry Potter series in some way, that was pretty much all we knew. Little, Brown would be putting the book out, it wouldn’t be tied to the Boy Who Lived, and it was going to be written for adults, rather than the children’s or young adult market.

Today, however, Little, Brown has delivered a synopsis, release date, pricing and even a hint at how long the book is going to be on its own website. So read on, for some juicy details on J.K. Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy. Read more…

Lena Dunham Isn’t The Voice Of A Generation — And That’s Okay

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Check out the first trailer for Lena Dunham's new show, "Girls." Read More »
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Lena Dunham on the debt "Girls" owes to "Sex And The City." Read More »

“People are saying this is ‘Sex and the City’ for the next generation,” said Conan O’Brien, speaking to Lena Dunham, on last night’s episode of “Conan.” The Los Angeles Times called Dunham’s show “Girls” “the uncomfortably true voice of millennial women.” And The New Yorker attacked “Girls” for its lack of inclusivity: “‘Girls’ also paints a revealing picture because of what, or whom, it leaves out. The show’s young women are protected, in part, by privilege,” notes writer Margaret Talbot.

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Dude Lawmaker: How Dare Government Try To Control Men’s Bodies!

Every Sperm Is Sacred
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OK Sen. Constance Johnson has a funny way to combat pro-lifers. Read More »
"Fetal Personhood"
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Fetal personhood laws want a fertilized egg to legally be a person. Read More »
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Nothing is quite so entertaining as people who don’t recognize their own hypocrisy, huh? Recently, our hero, Oklahoma State Sen. Constance Johnson (D), introduced an “Every Sperm Is Sacred” law to try to outlaw male masturbation. Legislators in OK have been concerned with banning abortion rights, including a “fetal personhood” amendment which would define a fertilized egg as a person, thereby criminalizing all abortion and IVF treatment.  So, Sen. Johnson thought politicians should turn their attention to all the poor little spermies being spanked out in the shower. ”If we’re taking about protecting life, then let’s talk about life at it’s very basic beginning,” she told “The Daily Show” last night. Keep reading »

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