Kevin Powell, that guy from the first season of the Real World, is running for Congress, and the best comedian in the history of all comedy is performing a fundraiser for him tonight. I wonder if he'll riff on the John McCain "I stopped beating my wife" joke, since that literally is Kevin Powell's pitch to voters; back in the late eighties he assaulted women and today he is an activist promoting a "new kind of masculinity." You're probably skeptical, but don't be boring that way; his essay on ending violence against women is kind of compellingly prescriptive. Click the pic for a clip from Beyond Beats And Rhymes, one of the movies he recommends men watch "with other men, and watch them with an eye toward critical thinking, healing, and growth, even if they make you angry or very comfortable." [Huffington Post]