Truth: The hardest TKO

Not too long ago I saw boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard on The Colbert Report, plugging his new book, “The Big Fight.” But you never quite get all the dirt in those funny little interviews on late-night talk shows, do you? And, to be honest, I hate boxing. (I know. That’s practically blasphemy for a…

Weird Science

After more than a decade of controversy, the 1998 study that launched the autism controversy about vaccines has been completely discredited and called fraudulent by the British Medical Journal. Andrew Wakefield, who ran the study on 12 children, has been stripped of his medical license and 10 of the 13 authors of the study have…

Dear Progressive Community: Stop being rape apologists

As feminists have been saying all week, this business with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange says a lot more about how we feel about rape than any government conspiracy ever contrived. The spin is mind-numbing! Conservatives want Assange’s head on a platter for leaking sensitive and classified US documents through his Wikileaks site. Meanwhile, many high-profile…

Cake or Peesh

Have you ever looked at the online photos of Britney’s peesh? How could you not want to know more about a book that starts like that? How’s it going book clubbers? Have you finished Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin? It’s the first selection — picked by popular vote — of…

The bull market

Has the anti-bullying momentum grown loud enough to move the dial on something as ubiquitous as gossip-mongering? Perhaps. Today on Ellen, celebrity blogger Perez Hilton announced that he was going to stop bullying people on his famously mean-spirited gossip blog. Ellen has been a champion for LGBT rights and visibility for a long time, as…

I want to be second banana

That’s a quote from Official Book Club Selection:A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin. It’s The Sin City Siren Book Club’s first official pick! Have you started reading, yet? (I’m on page 84.) As I wrote before, we’re expanding the deadline to Nov.7. (Post-election, post-Rally to Restore Sanity, post-Halloween.) I know the deadline falls in the…

Reading is Fundamental

Have you started your book club reading, yet? You gotta love a book with a first line that mentions Britney’s “peesh.” Don’t worry, there’s still plenty of time to get started reading and laughing your way through Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin! We’ll be expanding the deadline (originally Oct. 30)…