‘Patriots Day’ shows America’s perseverance in the midst of terrorism

Director Peter Berg has brought Patriots Day, his latest true-story film, to theaters nationwide. Starring Mark Wahlberg, the film is Berg’s latest real-life drama, telling viewers the story of the Boston Marathon bombing; the film shows how one state came together in the midst of the nation’s worst terrorist attack since 9/11. Wahlberg delivers a moving performance as Boston police officer Tommy Saunders. Saunders, the fictional composite of multiple real … Continue reading ‘Patriots Day’ shows America’s perseverance in the midst of terrorism

Glamour Magazine Names Stanford Rape Survivor “Woman of the Year”

The woman sexually assaulted by Stanford swimmer Brock Turner was named woman of the year by Glamour magazine. Because the name of the victim is unknown, Glamour named “Emily Doe” the recipient. Doe received the award in honor of her courage when she decided to speak up during and after the high-profile case. Doe sent an essay to Glamour, in which she spoke about her … Continue reading Glamour Magazine Names Stanford Rape Survivor “Woman of the Year”

My body, my run, my safety — so stop telling me to shut up about it

Originally posted on Runner's Breakfast:
You’d never believe the hate mail I received when I wrote a story about catcalling for USA TODAY last August. Facebook comments called my thoughts “Overly sensitive PC garbage,” “insecure” and “brainless.” One asked, “Can idiots in this country be any more sensitive? Generation of wusses, looking for something to be upset about!” One woman even wrote: “I’m past the age… Continue reading My body, my run, my safety — so stop telling me to shut up about it

Boy Scouts of America approves of gay scout leaders

In a historic change, the Boy Scouts of America lifted its national ban on gay adult leaders, leading to debate within the organization. Monday’s vote shifts the possibility of discrimination onto the local scout groups and those supported by religious organizations. Local scout groups retain the right to set their own policies on whether to allow gay men to lead scouts. The vote by the … Continue reading Boy Scouts of America approves of gay scout leaders

Disgraced Brian Williams accepts new role with NBC News

Brian Williams given chance to ‘earn back everyone’s trust’ News outlets reported on Wednesday that CNN will keep former NBC News anchor Brian Williams as an employee but will hold a different position within the company. CNN first reported the development within the company. Both NBC and Bob Barnett have remained silent over the deal. The New York Times confirmed the details of the negotiations. … Continue reading Disgraced Brian Williams accepts new role with NBC News

Modern Family: What the Changing American Household Looks Like Today

Today’s modern family isn’t defined in the same ways it once was. The traditional family, as it was known as in the 1960s, consisted of two heterosexual parents who married young, a father that worked outside of the home, a stay-at-home mom, and the statistical 2.4 children. American households look much different today and continue to change with our socioeconomic fluidity. Marriage Today, men and … Continue reading Modern Family: What the Changing American Household Looks Like Today

Under Armour is now Under Fire

Under Armour insults veterans and veteran groups Under Armour pulled a t-shirt design that created a social media firestorm and later released an apology. Under Armour’s shirt parodied the 1945 photograph of American Marines lifting an American flag at the battle of Iowa Jima. The shirt titled “Band of Ballers”, depicted basketball players raising a hoop in same manner as the American flag. The Baltimore-based … Continue reading Under Armour is now Under Fire