There were four #HandsUpWalkout events protesting for racial justice happening in Chicago on Monday. Three marches; one in the Loop, and two in Hyde Park on the south side, near the University of Chicago campus. And then a fourth, a town hall meeting at the University of Illinois at Chicago campus, hosted by the Social Justice Initiative at UIC as well as the Black Youth Project. I had my choice of which to attend, and while I really and truly love photographing political demonstrations, it seemed like the better idea to sacrifice aesthetic for content and attend the town hall. Keep reading »
A lawsuit filed in California court alleges that real estate database Zillow subjects its female employees to an environment of near-constant harassment and “sexual torture,” in which women are sexually solicited by their coworkers, ranked based on their breast size and fired for complaining about it. Ugh. Keep reading »
I have not seen the inside of a gym in over four months. I am not proud of this, but martinis and lobster rolls just took priority. Every time I try and motivate myself to get off my ass, I’m drawn into another episode of “The Affair” and refuse to move. And then today I learned about Willie Murphy, a 77-year-old grandmother who could kick my ass.
Consider me on the treadmill by 7 p.m. Keep reading »
Earlier this week during Sunday night football, five St. Louis Rams players came out of the tunnel to take the field ahead of the rest of the team, arms raised in “hands up, don’t shoot” posture, in honor of the Ferguson protesters angry with the lack of indictment of Officer Darren Wilson, four months after his shooting of Mike Brown. The gesture was powerful, especially coming from influential athletes from the St. Louis community. And what did they get in return? A whole bunch of belly aching from the St. Louis Police Department, who demanded an apology, rightfully didn’t get one, and then still chose to pretend they did. What a world! Keep reading »
Jackie the 10-month-old puppy made fast friends with a group of dolphins on the Tutukaka Coast in New Zealand. Jackie’s human, Arriane Christie, said the dolphins spotted the puppy from afar and swam up to meet her. Jackie was mesmerized by the creatures, though Christie was worried that the dolphins’ big tails could thwack her in the face. Christie let go of her fears when she saw Jackie and her new friends play together in the water to their hearts’ content. [Neatorama]