Heather

10 Flips | 1 Magazine | @hmpedigo | Keep up with Heather on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Heather”

Why do music videos portray black women as exotic sex objects?

As a music lover born in 1989, I was so excited when the digital television revolution came to our house and gave me access to limitless music videos. Just six years later, when I turned 17, I stopped watching them, sick of the misogyny and racism I was seeing.<p>In these videos, women are usually …

Why Obama’s I-Might-Bomb-Syria-Anyway Stance Could Backfire

The president was right to take a Syria vote to Congress. But why then say he might attack even without lawmakers’ approval? Michael Tomasky on …

What’s Left? 40 Albums to Anticipate for the Rest of 2013

This year has already seen new releases from (ahem) David Bowie, Daft Punk, My Bloody Valentine, Justin Timberlake, Kanye West, Jay Z, Nine Inch …

8 biggest victims of America’s predatory capitalism

For the country’s top 10 percent, these groups may as well not exist<p>Paul Buchheit<p>September 4, 2013 3:07pm (UTC)<p>We live in a society that allows one man to make $15 million a day while a low-income mother gets $4.50 a day for food, and much of Congress wants to cut the $4.50.<p>Are political and …

Trent Reznor: 'I'm Not The Same Person I Was 20 Years Ago'

Trent Reznor is known as a detail guy: a meticulous composer and manipulator of sound, layers upon layers of it. From his band's genesis 25 years ago, the leader of Nine Inch Nails has been known for songs of deep, menacing pain, rage and self-destruction. Today, Reznor's dark days of alcohol and …

Secrets to Saving Time and Money at Amusement Parks

<i>Universal Studios, Orlando</i><p>By Gaia Filicori, Condé Nast Traveler<p>Amusement parks are the stuff that kids' dreams are made of. And guess what? It doesn't have to be a nightmare for parents either. With over 290 people visiting 400 amusements parks each year, you need to do your homework ahead of time. …

There’s nothing wrong with being scared, but how you deal with it matters

WHEN I WAS 19 I hopped on a plane headed for San Jose del Cabo in Mexico. I was to work in an all-inclusive resort for six months as part of the …

When Travel Becomes a Dangerous Escape

<b>"Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination or forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing." - August Wilson</b><p>Like most travel bloggers, I have been completely shocked by the tragic news of the death of fellow travel …

Why We Need Solitude

When I read <i>Walden</i> in 9th grade, I was convinced that Henry David Thoreau was a bit off. Spending over two years living in solitude on the shores of a pond seemed a recipe for madness. Now, I have begun to appreciate Thoreau’s search for isolation and communion with nature. I have become a seeker of …