“Letting Go” at Rookie Mag, by Sady Doyle. A wonderful piece on smoking. Or rather, quitting smoking. P.S. I recently quit, too. Yesterday I had two months without a cigarette. Yay!
“learned helplessness” re: drug cartel violence in Mexico. Pretty intense stuff.
Slap Chop, Virgin Islands style:
Astronauts: Drop your cocks, label your socks!
Inspiring: my favorite tweet, this week.
An infographic: Gay Rights in the U.S., State by State
More on mainstream media assery: Time cover sells out moms to sell magazines
And finally: the best hitchhiking story I’ve heard in a while.