It can’t be sexist, it’s tradition! And lighten up—traditions are just rituals through which we fetishize and deify the past, confining our modern social mores to shapes that our great great grandparents would be comfortable with if they happened to time travel here for a drop-in status quo inspection.

Lindy West


Endeavor’s Ultimate Journey

Orbiter Endeavor‘s last trip, from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to its final home at the California Science Center in Los Angeles, is revealed in all its crushing beauty. I … I thought I would have more to say about this while I was watching it, but I think I’m going to take a few minutes and wipe the tears from my eyes and remember when my country’s dreams extended far beyond the next election, in fact beyond our very planetary cradle.