Like many of you, I was enthralled by #TheStory. Unfolding over the course of 148 tweets, this was a batshit crazy first-person account of an epic saga between a black woman dancer named "Zola" (our fearless narrator) and a skinny white girl Hooters customer named Jessica who invites her on a road trip to work a club in Florida. There are a multitude of morals that emerge during this story, but the first one might be the most important: "Don't get into a car with strangers". Insanity ensues. According to this Rolling Stone article, some of the original story, like Jarret's suicide attempt, were embellished, but many of the key elements – a brutal pimp, a tormented boyfriend, gaslighting, kidnapping, sex trafficking – remain tragic, wild, and true. And has now been adapted into a new film, written and directed by Janicza Bravo.
This morning at 1:00am EST, Twitter once again suspended the account of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (Q-GA) for 12 hours (the first time was in January for spreading toxic lies). On Greene's Parler account she complained that she was suspended "for absolutely no reason, with no explanation." And she said, "They're doing everything they can… READ THE REST
If you were suspended from Twitter over the weekend, it might be because you used the word, uh, "Memphis" in your tweet. Anyone using the M-word was automatically suspended for 12 hours and forced to delete the offending tweet. Of course this was a mistake that Twitter later clarified. "Earlier today, there was a system… READ THE REST
Project Veritas, the right-wing media group known for its unconvincing "stings" on liberal targets, was suspended from Twitter today. Founder James O'Keefe was also given a temporary suspension. Twitter spokesperson said the Project Veritas account was "permanently suspended for repeated violations of Twitter's private information policy," whereas O'Keefe's account was "temporarily locked" for violating the… READ THE REST
Raising kids is a grind, a 24/7/365 all-encompassing responsibility that never truly ends. But even as all-important as that job is, it's no surprise that all the other overwhelming responsibilities parents face in their daily lives occasionally make them take their eye off the ball when it comes to the kids. Are they following Mom and… READ THE REST
For low-impact device users, all that's needed is a simple charger that they can throw in their pocket or bag, ready to supply an efficient little power jolt for flagging devices when they're running on empty. But for users with deeper power needs, those rocking a handful of different devices who might need to charge… READ THE REST
While the past year probably helped advance your culinary skills immeasurably… you're thinking what we're thinking, right? With vaccinations rising and restrictions loosening, it's time to get back out there and enjoy restaurants again. From big chains to local eateries, we all know they haven't been doing all that great lately. But with this offer… READ THE REST