Afternoon Snack

We’re working with a really short and sweet Afternoon Snack this week, because it’s dark out and everything is kind of depressing. May these links put a little pep in your step as you walk inexorably forward in the disorienting peat bog of linear time!


The best news of the past week isn’t Kristen Stewart’s engagement: it’s Guy Fieri’s offer to officiate Kristen Stewart’s wedding.


Texas’s own Megan Thee Stallion is one of Glamour’s 2021 Women of the Year, and we unreservedly love this for her!!


I guess it’s not surprising that TERFs and facism apologists like Bari Weiss chose Austin as the site of their new Anti-Woke University, but it is very gross, to say the least. At least Sarah Jones has provided us with a very timely roast of those who are willing to get an unaccredited non-degree to own the libs.


In much better Austin news, we are very excited to root, canvass, and vote for Greg Casar to become a member of Congress! Let’s help get The Squad their very own Short King!

Ashley Gallagher

Ashley Gallagher

Ashley writes comics and emails from zir burrow in the Pacific Northwest. Ze is a sentient subtropical swamp fern whose favorite food is old words.
Xenomorph from the 1979 film Alien
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Finding My Monsters

My fascination began with the 1979 film Alien. I was six when my parents let me watch it with them one night. The idea of an alien monster, called the Xenomorph in the movie, lurking in the vents of a spaceship was terrifying and invigorating. I wanted to know the Xenomorph’s motives. Why was the crew scared of it? Rewatching the movie as a pre-teen filled in the blanks. The crew feared the unknown, and this alien monster, for me, represented the misunderstood. I associated this monster with how I saw my body: strange, grotesque, and unnatural. It took me until my thirties to confront and reclaim my monsters.

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Afternoon Snack

If you’re still sleepy from the long weekend, we hope this sampling of links will perk you up, with no side effects! Our favorite discovery

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Roadtrip Snacks!

It’s a big national holiday in the US this week, and whether you’re driving across the state, across the street, or simply taking a mental vacation, we’ve got a little treat for you.

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