This is basically the EVERYTHING IS TERRIBLE edition. I'm sorry. I will find you a whole list of happy/fun/cute Friday links to make up for it tomorrow.
Please read Fringe actress Jasika Nicole on Quvenzhane Wallis and her own experiences with a "difficult" name, as well as her feelings about the running joke in which her character's name was constantly gotten wrong by an older white male character.
No seriously, if I tell you that her story included things that make me like Joshua Jackson more than I ever had before, will you please read it? Thanks.
Disturbing but important: Photographer as Witness: A Portrait of Domestic Violence
House of Cads: The psycho-sexual ordeal of reporting in Washington (And a lot of other places, really.)
Related: You should be following the Said to Lady Journos Tumblr.
Sexism Fatigue: When Seth MacFarlane Is a Complete Ass and You Don’t Even Notice
Attacked at 19 by an Air Force Trainer, and Speaking Out
The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food
Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us
This piece about the mob in Naples is a little older, but I just read it because it's being developed into a movie, and it's fascinating: The Camorra Never Sleeps