The Movement for Black Lives, a collective of over 50 black activist groups around the country, announced on Wednesday a week of actions aimed at counteracting the stated agenda of Trump.
From Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 16 to Inauguration Day on Jan, 20, the movement is asking affiliated organizations to launch daily actions
The actions are meant to challenge Trump’s call for mass deportation of undocumented immigrants, the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, the registration or ban of Muslims in the U.S. and the criminalization of reproductive health care.
Here’s a list of themes for the daily actions:
Monday, Jan 16: #ReclaimMLK Day
Tuesday, Jan 17: Anti-Islamophobia actions
Wednesday, Jan 18: Anti-deportation actions and environmental defense actions
Thursday, Jan 19: Labor, gender justice, student and youth actions
Friday, Jan 20 (Inauguration Day): Mass mobilizations Read more
A Horror Fan’s Guide to Love and Sex by Brendan Vidito
It’s Valentine’s Day, which means it’s time to either get naked with that special someone, or be crushed by loneliness and despair. Or if you’re like me and don’t give a shit, it’s just an ordinary day in the middle of winter. But for those who see this holiday as an excuse to fuck and also happen to be fans of horror cinema, this guide is for you. Before you say anything, the end result of a horror-themed sex manual is NOT to be murdered by a masked killer. I mean, if that’s your thing then by all means go ahead. I’m not one to judge. What I’m proposing here is a list of sexual acts inspired by horror movies that will be sure to fire up your inner crematoriums this Valentine’s Day. There will be screaming, bodily fluids spraying inkblots on the walls, and a choir of orgasms that’ll make you understand why the French call them the little death. So take off your clothes—assuming you’re not sitting in front of the computer naked already— pop the cap on that container of lube and let’s get started.
We live in a time that fetishizes 80s popular culture, so wouldn’t it be rad if you developed a vaginal opening on your stomach that supports Betamax tapes? All you need to do is expose yourself to the corrupting influence of the Videodrome signal, an illicit snuff broadcast that causes viewers to acquire malignant brain tumors and reality-warping abilities. Among these abilities include the always-sexy sticking-your-face-into-the-TV routine (see above) and inexplicably becoming a guest star on the Videodrome program for some of that genuine Fifty-Shades action. Side effects may include: becoming a mind-controlled assassin for the Spectacular Optical Corporation. But what the fuck, right? Imagine slotting a dusty Betamax tape into your partner’s belly and having them reenact your favorite movie scenes? Now that’s love.
Alright, guys, so. New chapbook idea. I want you guys to send me a one sentence poetry snippet YOU wrote. When I receive these through my ask box, I will be putting together a collection of maybe 25-50 (or depending on however many submissions I receive) poems where I write a second line to your writing; a small, collaborative work, if you will. You can send me an original piece with your name and/or URL so I can provide proper credit, or have your entry be entirely kept anonymous. If you’d like to be credited, please make sure you include the requested information in your message.
There is no theme for this work. You could send me a sentence about heartbreak, the universe, an abandoned house, your childhood home, etc. As long as it means something to you, I’d love to expand on it with my own thoughts and create something unique with you.
Those who participate in this project will also receive a free download of the eBook version when it is completed, and a special coupon for when the handmade copy is finished!