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Inspired By Baby Island

Ann M. Martin on the Enduring Appeal of The Baby-Sitters Club and Rebooting Another Children’s Series. "It’s hard to overstate the ravenousness with which young girls would devour these $3.99 tomes. At the time, a Baby-sitters Club book was about as close as we could get to a Snapchat-style look into the life of an early-’90s 13-year-old. The books were where a lot of young women first learned what it was like to experience divorce, the death of a grandparent, a first boyfriend, or a lost kitten." [more inside]
posted by ChuraChura on Sep 7, 2016 - 40 comments

Nicol-ton an American Musical

The Ladies (previously) have survived the demise of The Toast and will be releasing a book in 2018.
posted by lunasol on Aug 21, 2016 - 11 comments

"I HAVE NEVER BEEN PANDERED TO SO EFFECTIVELY BEFORE"

To mark the website's final day, The Toast posted a note from Hillary Clinton about the site. [SLToast] [more inside]
posted by sgranade on Jul 1, 2016 - 126 comments

Displacement for the Many and Homesteading for the Few

"America has always been about displacement for the many and homesteading for the few. Our national optimism allows us to see this as easily as it allows us to deny it. We believe things can change. We believe they already have. We believe it’s up to us, and we believe it’s our fault if we can’t." Carvell Wallace writes about The Negro Motorist Green Book and Black America’s Perpetual Search For A Home for The Toast.
posted by ChuraChura on Jun 29, 2016 - 14 comments

The untroubled soups of my childhood

All The Reasons Why People Did Not Reply To Your Party Invitation By MeFi's unimpeachably polite The Whelk.
posted by tel3path on Jun 4, 2016 - 56 comments

why you keep having the same fight every time: a text game

BECAUSE YOU REFUSE TO ALLOW YOURSELF TO FEEL ANGER AND INSTEAD SEARCH FOR A NEARBY REPLACEMENT EMOTION YOU DO NOT ACTUALLY FEEL BUT WOULD PREFER TO EXPERIENCE INSTEAD (Single Link The-Toast.net / Mallory Ortberg why are you spying on my unconscious)
posted by zingiberene on May 24, 2016 - 37 comments

Tails? Yep. Clothes? About half.

The Pitch Meeting for Animaniacs [The Toast]
posted by hopeless romantique on May 24, 2016 - 77 comments

Be careful, the road of faith is rocky

Swinging with Absalom Sometimes I envy Absalom. He had recourse. He had power. He raised up an army in his rage. He did something. He turned his rage into an insurrection. All I’ve ever done is turn my anger into words. How can a sister avenge her sister? How can a brother mourn his loss? How can a child reconcile the sins of her parents? (TW: rape)
posted by jillithd on May 13, 2016 - 8 comments

Toasted

In a sea of imperfect options, this is the one I feel best about! We made something great for three years, and now we’re going to go do something else. The only regret I have is that Bustle will outlive us and I will never be able to icily reject a million-dollar check from Bryan Goldberg, but that’s pretty much it. - The Toast will be closing on July 1st. [more inside]
posted by Artw on May 13, 2016 - 185 comments

Hilariously Giant Goalie Pads

Molly Brooks loves hockey - like in a romantic comedy kind of way. She's a big fan of the Stanley Cup! But it seems like she's found her home on the fresh ice of the National Women's Hockey League. (previously)
posted by ChuraChura on May 11, 2016 - 9 comments

Anger and fear go together like rama-lama-lama ka-ding-a-da-ding-da-dong

Worse Things: Sandy and Rizzo and Me, an essay by Mara Wilson
posted by ActionPopulated on May 5, 2016 - 6 comments

Sometimes I think I grew up in the 50s

Mary J. Breen writes for The Toast. She's a 71 year old Canadian. She wrote an essay about high school dances back when sock hops meant wearing your bobby socks. And now, fifty-five years later, I do wonder why I kept going to those dances, though of course teenagers do things for tangled, overlapping reasons, reasons both complicated and simple, critical and shallow, and most of all, for reasons deeply unclear to themselves. Back then, wanting to be in a certain place at a certain time with certain people felt like it had life-or-death consequences. So yes, I felt I had to keep going to those dances.
posted by hydrobatidae on Apr 28, 2016 - 27 comments

People Who Write Theatre Reviews Are Very Easily Provoked

So, you're thinking about seeing a play...
posted by Navelgazer on Apr 15, 2016 - 25 comments

"Never throw out a woman. You never know if she is a teabag."

Inspirational advice. (SL Mallory Ortberg)
posted by lunasol on Mar 31, 2016 - 29 comments

It had never occurred to me that Asian-American heroes might exist

The first time I saw her she wasn’t even skating. I was flipping through the handful of channels our TV could pick up with its rabbit-ear antenna when I glimpsed her waving from the tallest podium at the 1991 World Figure Skating Championships, dazzling in rhinestone-studded hot magenta, with her high hair-sprayed bangs and million-watt smile. She’s Asian, I thought. There’s an Asian girl on television, and everyone is cheering for her. - What I Learned From Kristi Yamaguchi by Nicole Chung
posted by nadawi on Mar 31, 2016 - 21 comments

The Enchanted Unbreakable Full Spectrum Bulb, and other fairy tales

Antarctic Fairy Tales [via mefi projects] from Mefi's own man-about-town, The Whelk.
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Dec 21, 2015 - 8 comments

normal blood feelings

Texts from Carmilla
posted by Kitteh on Dec 16, 2015 - 21 comments

On dads and dad music (SL Storify)

Mallory Ortberg asked her Twitter followers to share their dad music stories, and, boy, did they ever deliver.
posted by nerdfish on Dec 8, 2015 - 171 comments

Hugh. George. Matthew. Johnny. Ryan. Bradley. Channing. Pierce. Ben...

The Toast continues its annual celebration of People's Sexiest Man Alive.
posted by psoas on Nov 24, 2015 - 14 comments

Is this a joke? It feels like a joke.

Slate: Meet Our New Dear Prudence Columnist: After a glorious decade, Emily Yoffe is passing the advice-giving pen to Mallory Ortberg. [more inside]
posted by zombieflanders on Nov 9, 2015 - 75 comments

Forgiveness is something other people owe you after you've hurt them.

How To Apologize: "Remember, the goal of apologizing is to keep someone from being angry, because you're responsible for how other people feel about you." [SLToast]
posted by divined by radio on Nov 4, 2015 - 83 comments

embrace your death, and do your best

Mallory Ortberg speaks about starting The Toast at the XOXO Festival [SLYT]
posted by Harpocrates on Nov 2, 2015 - 25 comments

“Our House Has No Structural Flaws”

Songs From A Mountain Goats Album In Which Cicero Is Not Mentioned And Everybody’s Marriages Work Out [SLtoast]
posted by schmod on Oct 29, 2015 - 156 comments

“What race is that?”: Whatever you want it to be.

The Reactions I’m Assuming People Want When They Comment On My Name. [more inside]
posted by Ouverture on Aug 3, 2015 - 272 comments

I'm Getting Really Tired of Living In This Quaint English Village

I'm Getting Really Tired of Living In This Quaint English Village [YouTube] - Original published humor piece performed before a live audience by Mefi's own The Whelk [previously] via MetaFilter Projects. If you want to read the piece along with the performance, here it is as it appears in The Toast.
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Jul 28, 2015 - 20 comments

Someone ask Charlotte Riley if this is accurate, plz

If Tom Hardy Were Your Boyfriend (slTheToast)
posted by Kitteh on Jul 17, 2015 - 22 comments

Women on the spectrum

The Big Open-Ended Question: On Loving and Accepting My Asperger’s
For years after, I tried to hide who I was and had some success. On the rare occasions when I did disclose my diagnosis, the response would usually be something along the lines of, “Wow, I didn’t know you were autistic!” I always took that as a compliment. After I graduated from college, I got a job and earned a reputation as an excellent employee, who was praised by her superiors and co-workers for her industriousness and attention to detail. But it always ended there. ... Even when I didn’t say anything, even when I just talked about work, I could tell that I still seemed a little odd to most people. A recruiter once told me that I had “an edge” about me, and didn’t really elaborate on what she meant by that. Co-workers told me that I was “too eager” or “forceful.”
[more inside] posted by dialetheia on Jul 10, 2015 - 22 comments

Will Graham would never, ever judge you for ordering the salad.

If Will Graham Were Your Boyfriend - by John Leavitt aka Mefi's own The Whelk, for The Toast.
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Jul 9, 2015 - 37 comments

Broadly speaking, a Duck Dynasty shirt is not a good sign.

One of my favourite Twitter accounts is the frustrating and important @AfAmHistFail, run by an anonymous (for obvious reasons) docent who gives slavery presentations at a historical plantation. She shares the ups and downs of her job, the struggles to keep composure in the face of racist questions and monologues, and the difficulty of puncturing the romanticization of the antebellum South. She was kind enough to answer some questions for us.
posted by DynamiteToast on Jun 22, 2015 - 72 comments

when your Tinder pic is on point and you start harvesting the D like

Medieval Reactions to modern situations. [SLTwitter, some illustrations may be NSFW] [more inside]
posted by divined by radio on May 21, 2015 - 36 comments

1, 2, 3, 7, 9, definitely not 11, 18 but not 25, hell no to 26 or 33

Books That Literally All White Men Own: The Definitive List. SLToast, not SLOrtberg
posted by MartinWisse on May 12, 2015 - 706 comments

She has one job, and it is to offer the hero a flower.

CONTINUE? Y/N: A Short Story
posted by Joe in Australia on May 6, 2015 - 12 comments

So many more stories of fascinating and brilliant women to be told

"Every one of these sites is worthy of visiting." Sophia Dembling highlights U.S. women's museums and sites for The Toast. Related: Women in Game Developement, a recently opened exhibit at the Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment in Oakland, California. This exhibit features the work of early developers like Roberta Williams, Carol Shaw, Amy Henning, and more — see MADE's webpage for full list and game screenshots.
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on May 1, 2015 - 5 comments

"She's as wild as a caged animal. Try again in a few days."

My mother is like another country I used to live in, familiar but no longer a place I call home. When I visit, I don't stay long; dysfunction is the official language, the terrain is a desert of constantly shifting emotions, and the weather is grey when it's not dark and stormy. Estrangement is so much easier.
posted by divined by radio on Apr 23, 2015 - 14 comments

Fathers have given their daughters to monsters before.

The Beauty and the Beast. The Children's Stories Made Horrific series at The Toast has always been nightmare fuel, drawing out the horror inherent in many children's stories, but the latest installment might be the most trenchant yet.
posted by kmz on Mar 6, 2015 - 39 comments

"My name comes out of my mouth in English."

The Right Words to Say: On Being Read as White (SLToast/Butter)
posted by kagredon on Mar 5, 2015 - 44 comments

How To Tell If You Are In A Soft Science Fiction Novel

Racism no longer exists now that all of humanity has banded together to speak English, vote democratically, adhere to 20th-century American social standards, and battle alien intruders in a thinly veiled metaphor for anti-immigration sentiment.
By Mallory Ortberg. [slthetoast]
posted by cthuljew on Jan 30, 2015 - 171 comments

It was called the Golden Age of Civilization for a reason

Women Murdering Men in Western Art History: "The Venn diagram of “female devotees of Dionysus who savagely tear apart Orpheus” and “parties I would love to attend” has an overlap of roughly 100%."
posted by Conspire on Jan 29, 2015 - 33 comments

"oh my god your life is a slim erotic novel..."

"Realizing you were gay/bi" - Anecdotes shared via Twitter to Mallory Ortberg (The Toast, @mallelis) about realizing the first time that you were gay or bisexual. This is a Storify piece assembled by AKATheReader (@akaTheReader).
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Jan 29, 2015 - 87 comments

THIS IS JUST TO SAY

I have taken / the poem / that was your / favourite
and which / you were probably / not expecting / in an FPP
Forgive me / it was fantastic / from Toast / and Ortberg
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering on Jan 8, 2015 - 46 comments

She Looks Like Sunday Comics: Watching The Brenda Starr movie (1989)

She Looks Like Sunday Comics: Watching The Brenda Starr movie (1989) (The Toast) Mefi's own The Whelk (John Leavitt) and Josh Fruhlinger of The Comics Curmudgeon [previously] discuss a glorious 80s flop-turned-cult-movie. [via mefi projects] [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Jan 6, 2015 - 33 comments

I wonder what my son’s name is. Perhaps it is Jonathant.

Non-working women are more likely to spend their weekdays doing housework or caring for others, while non-working men are more likely to spend that time watching TV. Perhaps, then, it's not surprising how William Giraldi spent his paternity leave (spoiler alert: not parenting). Mallory Ortberg responds.
posted by Metroid Baby on Jan 6, 2015 - 122 comments

Writers can now afford butter with their Toast

Contributors to The Toast are paid a flat, one-time fee of $50 on publication. No further compensation is due, even if The Toast re-publishes the contribution. The Toast also reserves the right to edit at will.
These aren't ideal provisions, but they're not uncommon. What is uncommon: contributors must hand over copyright and waive all moral rights (including the right of attribution).
MeFi favourite The Toast came under fire on Tuesday, as according to Writer Beware, it turned out they paid their contributors a flat $50 fee for all rights in perpetuity. This is not surprising behaviour for an internet content farm, but what may be surprising was the resolution. [more inside]
posted by MartinWisse on Dec 18, 2014 - 98 comments

We Call It N'awlins

Let Me Tell You About New York City [SL Toast]
posted by KernalM on Dec 16, 2014 - 29 comments

Nu scylun hergan Gehyrst Hlaf

I am irrationally pleased by God-night, Rune and The Cat in the Hwæt, two Old English translations by Cassandra Rasmussen.
posted by Joe in Australia on Dec 14, 2014 - 38 comments

The Lord of the Rings: A New English Translation.

How I Defeated the Tolkien Estate. [The Toast]
posted by fings on Dec 8, 2014 - 82 comments

All the feels.

A long-form essay from The Toast (of which you may have read) about life and grieving and gentleness and joy and ... look, just read it: No Matter How Your Heart Is Grieving: Disney for the Sad
posted by Joe in Australia on Nov 26, 2014 - 26 comments

Liberal Dude Erotica

#all men are garbage but this kind especially
posted by ellieBOA on Nov 21, 2014 - 206 comments

misandry in real life

“So You Want to Pick Up and Lift a Man Overhead”: A Fitness Roundtable: The more I thought about it, the more I realized that it wasn’t any more ridiculous or unlikely than any headline or superlative you catch on a mainstream fitness magazine, like “Get Amazing Abs in 16 Minutes!” I figured any program written to help a woman pick up a man and lift him overhead was going to lead to better overall health and fitness than any program written to “reveal your abs” in short period of time. [more inside]
posted by Rustic Etruscan on Nov 14, 2014 - 36 comments

Bingo has the hots for you, Jane, for sure.

"Ozten": Pride and Prejudice for Australians. Brought to you by Hayley Inch and Stephanie Lai.
posted by snap, crackle and pop on Nov 10, 2014 - 14 comments

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