Stories by Melissa McEwan

Melissa McEwan writes and edits the blog Shakespeare's Sister. subscribe to Melissa McEwan's feed

Posted on: Jun 2, 2011, Source: Shakesville

New comedy does not live up to the awesome potential of its name.

Posted on: Apr 8, 2011, Source: Shakesville

The pop-star-making TV program has always had a problem with sex and race, but it might be worse than ever.

Posted on: Jan 12, 2011, Source: Shakesville

The shooting in Tucson was not an anomaly. It was an inevitability, and as long as we play this foolish game of "both sides are just as bad," it will be inevitable again.

Posted on: Mar 17, 2010, Source: Comment Is Free

Anti-choicers' plan is to make legal abortion inaccessible and criminalize everything else. What's the point of Roe v Wade if women can't get abortions?

Posted on: Jan 18, 2010, Source: Shakesville

Why won't Obama give us the post-racial society that the media mendaciously suggested he promised us during the campaign?!

Posted on: Jan 4, 2010, Source: Shakesville

Three American evangelicals affiliated with gay conversion groups spoke in Uganda last month on "the gay agenda" and its threat to the traditional African family.

Posted on: Dec 29, 2009, Source: Comment Is Free

In the year 2000, I never would have imagined that we'd be seeing a global movement for marriage equality.

Posted on: Dec 15, 2009, Source: Shakesville

Ostensibly, Cohen claims to be breaking down gender barriers. In reality, he's doing just the opposite.

Posted on: Nov 16, 2009, Source: Shakesville

Prejean was wrong about same-sex marriage. She's not any more wrong if she's a moral scold with an expressed sexuality of her own.

Posted on: Nov 10, 2009, Source: Shakesville

The president's "toe the line" approach is not acceptable this time.

Posted on: Nov 5, 2009, Source: Shakesville

"After googling the gang rape story in Richmond and reading comments on blogs, it just leaves me sickened and really sad."

Posted on: Oct 19, 2009, Source: Shakesville

In multiple TV appearances on Sunday, the White House Chief of Staff reiterated that the public option is not mandatory.

Posted on: Oct 16, 2009, Source: Shakesville

Obama: "First of all, I did get elected President, and not everybody hates me ... If you're watching TV lately, everyone seems mad all the time."

Posted on: Oct 15, 2009, Source: Shakesville

That John Mayer is a asshole is not news. Still, it takes a special kind of asshole to give an interview that warrants the title: "John Mayer Threatens to Sodomize Us."

Posted on: Oct 13, 2009, Source: Shakesville

Elinor Ostrom, a political science professor at Indiana University, shared the award with Oliver Williamson, who teaches at the University of California, Berkeley.

Posted on: Oct 6, 2009, Source: Shakesville

Look out, John Stewart...

Posted on: Oct 5, 2009, Source: Shakesville

"We need people who can communicate," Sheila Johnson, a high-profile backer of Bob McDonnell said, as the GOP candidate stood by.

Posted on: Oct 2, 2009, Source: Shakesville

Last night on his show, David Letterman took ten minutes to share with his audience the story of an extortion plot.

Posted on: Sep 30, 2009, Source: Shakesville

The statement claimed that only 1.5 to 5 percent of Catholic Clergy were involved in child sex abuse. Reality check: that's still 22,500 sex predators.