How many lesbians will don Orange Is the New Black-themed Halloween costumes this year? My guess is 69,000—a number that will apparently include comedian Judy Gold and her fiancee. In an appearance on Monday night’s episode of FXX’s Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell, Gold shared her views on acceptable Halloween costumes, raising kids in New York City, and Republican politicians’ changing views on marriage equality.
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Welcome to 13th Grade!
Some high schools are offering a fifth year. That’s a great idea.
The Actual World
“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.