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Tom Daley, #BisexualFacts and Queer Visibility

Editor’s Note: Be sure to see our interview with @verylemonade, who tells us she started the hashtag in response to mainstream media commentary on the issue. Olympic diver Tom Daley recently came out on his YouTube channel as being in a relationship with a man. Despite Daley clearly admitting to liking »

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But What About Second Breakfast? A Look at Sweden’s Fika Memes

The British drink tea, the French drink coffee, and the Spaniards eat merienda.  And the Swedes?  They have fika, an essential snack between meals. Remember that scene in Lord of the Rings when the hobbits ask about second breakfast? Think of fika as second breakfast, second lunch and third lunch all fit together in one »

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No Beard, No King!

AMSTERDAM — There’s a new king in town in nearly a century. Queen Beatrix, who took the throne for 33 years, has formally abdicated. She is now a 75-year-old princess, and Willem-Alexander, her son, is the new King. Argentina-born wife Maxima will be the new Queen. “Now that my oldest »

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We Have a Potato: Francis I, the First South American Pope

VATICAN CITY– With the sudden departure of Pope Benedict XVI from the papacy, the Catholic Church found itself without a leader.  Benedict was the first Pope to resign in six centuries, and he cited old age as the reason.  The Economist called it an “ecclesiastical earthquake“, while The Times cited the possibility that he resigned »