My Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Vacation

Did I mention that I’m not a big fan of corn? I officially declare this as one of the first reasons that I hated my vacation. The minute our plane’s wheels touched the ground, it was everywhere! They even had plush versions of the stuff in the airport gift shop. It was an ominous start.

The Evil Empire Isn’t Fun Anymore [St. Jane Archives]

BY JJ ULM The other day I noticed a pin had fallen off my bag — because I am the kind of dork who ruins her expensive messenger bag with pins, but who is also clumsy like a YA heroine and snags then on everything. It was one of my The Force Awakens ones, a…

Viola Davis Got the Wrong Award [St. Jane Archives]

BY MILES JOHNSON Here are all of the actors and actresses who have won a competitive Oscar, an Emmy, and a Tony award—acting’s “Triple Crown”: Vanessa Redgrave, Anne Bancroft, Jessica Lange, Frances McDormand, Helen Mirren, Christopher Plummer, Geoffrey Rush, Ellen Burstyn, Al Pacino, Maggie Smith, Jeremy Irons, Jessica Tandy, Jason Robards, Maureen Stapleton, Rita Moreno,…

Two of Us [St. Jane Archives]

BY ANONYMOUS This should come as no shock to anyone – there are two of me. There’s Public Me, and there’s Real Me. Please don’t click away – I’m absolutely not about to make some overwrought Tyler Durden metaphor. We don’t discuss it much, but there are two of all of us. Public Persona is…

No Longer Sitting Alone [St. Jane Archives]

Why white players should sit with Colin Kaepernick BY MILES JOHNSON On Thursday night, the 49ers quarterback was joined in protest by teammate Eric Reid, and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane. Consequently, they pivoted the conversation from Kaepernick’s lone direction, to one that rightly involves the broader population of Black football players. Comments made by players like Victor…

Ryan’s Road Trip – Full [St. Jane Archives]

BY RYAN FREEMAN DAY 1 As I sit in my first hotel room of my trip, on the third night, I actually realize how big of an undertaking this project actually is and how little I know about what I want to accomplish. Or even what the “project” itself actually is. A trip, of course,…

Living Queer in the Rural South [St. Jane Archives]

BY MEADHBH DHOMNAIL First, a disclaimer: I am that friend that J. J. Ulm mentions in her piece on the privilege of queer people living in urban spaces. I live in Southeast Georgia, on a farm that has been in my family for four generations, and I am a pansexual woman. My partner is a transwoman…

RIP Alton Sterling [St. Jane Archives]

BY MILES JOHNSON Alton Sterling was selling CDs outside the Triple S. Food Mart before two Baton Rouge police officers wrestled him to the ground, shot, and killed him. Sterling’s name is added to the long list of black people who have committed the deadly sin of being black and alive. I do not know…