Category Archives: Robin Jacks

Not an Open Letter to Anyone Re: Miley Cyrus or Sinéad O’Connor

As you may have heard Sinéad O’Connor wrote a very critical open letter of concern to Miley Cyrus, upon learning that Cyrus was a fan and some of her recent work was inspired by O’Connor’s. This was followed by tweets from … Continue reading

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On journalism and activism- drawing lines and acting accordingly.

A long time ago, back before I was occupying, I fancied myself a writer. I spent hours a day typing away, blogging or free writing or adding pieces to the long list of Google Docs that probably I’ll never do … Continue reading

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Wall Street Banksters, Meet Lupe Fiasco.

You may or may not know that around 2,000 activists descended on Wall Street over the weekend, and that there is still a solid occupation in Zuccotti Park, which has been renamed Liberty Plaza by the protesters. I’ve spent every … Continue reading

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Party In The USA: Soccer, Abby Wambach, and the State of Women’s Pro Sports

I was a preteen athlete. Specifically, I played softball in my home region of rural Northwest Mississippi, and I was good at it. I had a key spot in my teams’ batting orders and almost always hit at least one … Continue reading

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Klout: A Measure Of Influence (Alternately: How One Woman Became Influential in “diaper” Overnight)

The internet has recently bestowed a new toy upon social networking/Intranets geeks. It’s a site called Klout, which measures a person’s influence (or “Klout”) throughout multiple sites in their social network- mostly Facebook and Twitter, but it also covers FourSquare, … Continue reading

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Dancing With The Stars: Fight The Real Enemy.

Could Chaz Bono really be the most dangerous person that Dancing With The Stars could possibly book as a dancer on their show? No offense to Chaz, but he seems kind of bland to me, a little out of the Dancing With The Stars norm. He’s always wearing a suit and yammering on about politics, plus he has really boring hair. He has never had a sex tape or a raunchy reality show. In fact, I have never seen Chaz Bono in a hot tub, period. Is he really the end of the line, the type of hell-raising dude who has finally inspired a million (or a few hundred, whatever) women to shout, “Enough!,” raise up their online petitions, and fight back against the corrupting youth oppressor that is Dancing With The Stars? Continue reading

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Welcome to The Mystery Diary!

Hello and welcome to The Mystery Diary, a new blog by Robin Jacks and Nicole Witte Solomon. We will be taking a long, hard look at pop culture and decoding the sometimes-mysterious mechanisms that make it tick.  The good, the … Continue reading

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