Saved by the Bell premiered 25 years ago this summer. We're sure to be seeing a lot of loving retrospectives of the sitcom about six friends in an upper-middle class high school, so I'm here to say that nostalgia has not made the show any more digestible. Instead, watching the show today feels like consuming a television relic.
This Monday morning, July 14, moms who had received welfare and their allies gathered outside the White House singing about the need to recognize mothering as work, to the tune of "Walking in a Winter Wonderland."
I associate the phrase “Live Through This” with Hole’s 1994 album of the same name—itself a nod to Vivien Leigh’s Gone With The Wind monologue, or perhaps Courtney Love’s own tumultuous coming of age. New York-based photographer Dese’Rae L. Stage (above) sees it instead as a mantra for those who have survived suicide attempts. In a way, “Live Through This” is a dare.
Oh Joy Sex Toy is a weekly comics series that graphically explores sex and sexuality. This week, artist Erika Moen tries out a sex toy that seems like it might just shatter into a million terrible pieces, but luckily does not.