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Open thread for night owls: Ultra-rich & religious zealots have teamed up to dismantle public ed

An excerpt from Jennifer Berkshire at Jacobin, who writes: The Privatization Prophets—For years, millionaires and religious zealots have teamed up to preach “school choice” in an effort to dismantle public education: During a recent talk to tech investors and “edupreneurs,” Secretary of Education Betsy Devos, the least regarded of all of the rogues and …

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The Enslaved Woman They Called Lola

Eudocia Tomas Pulido’s 2011 obituary in the Seattle Times is now a curious artifact of the cruelest irony. Six years before Alex Tizon wrote about Pulido in The Atlantic as “a slave in my family’s household,” he urged the Times, where he had previously worked, to write a tribute to …

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Keke Palmer Just One-Upped the Big Chop

After hinting that she wanted to shave off all her hair for just about a year, Keke Palmer finally took the plunge! Taking to Twitter this weekend (May 19) the former Scream Queens actress shared a selfie of her freshly shaven head, adding the caption, “Haters will say it’s photoshopped.” Prior to rocking her new look …

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