I've become increasingly frustrated with the spate of contemporary pop stars that crop up out of nowhere, declare themselves "gay icons," throw a couple rainbows or dudes kissing into their videos and then move on. Exhibit A: Katy Perry.
• Women are making major headway in Czech politics. Weirdly, they have decide to celebrate this fact by releasing a racy calendar featuring photos of some of the leading female members of the Public Affairs party.
Rue McClanahan—who passed away today—is best remembered for her Emmy-winning role on The Golden Girls. Blanche Devereaux was a notch in the bedpost of sex-positive feminism because—for the first time—a self-involved, slutty, older lady was endearing, not repulsive.