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Caitlin Gibson
Feature writer | caitlin.gibson@washpost.com | All the untidy activity continues, awful but cheerful.
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Caitlin Gibson Jan 16
. on Aziz: "-- the editors of Babe were either courting a bad faith conversation, or didn’t realize the conversation they were opening up to begin with. Either way, the incident kept all of us from having the conversation we should be having."
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Longreads Jan 15
In , unpacks the myriad ways Dr. King’s story has been softened and re-written to weaken black activism and bolster white supremacy:
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Caitlin Gibson Jan 15
So very sad, and so young. How I loved her voice when I was a teen. Rest peacefully, Delores.
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Chris _ _ Richards Jan 15
Just saw “The Love Letter” at the National Gallery, painted by Vermeer in 1669, which reminds us that dudes have been distracting women from their music-making with some bullshit for 349 years
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Caitlin Gibson Jan 14
Sometimes the daily grind robs you of your sense of wonder at the world, the mystery of how life always finds a way; but then for a moment you are still, and look up, and realize that - somehow, inexplicably - a dog hair is stuck to the ceiling of your bathroom
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Caitlin Gibson Jan 12
tbh I always recycle everyone’s family photo holiday cards but if someone sent me this haunting masterpiece I would 💯 blow it up and frame it in my damn living room
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Caitlin Gibson Jan 12
“This is only a surprise in the sense that going to the bathroom and finding that someone has not flushed the toilet is a surprise. You know it isn’t supposed to happen, but it’s exactly the kind of thing you would expect to find in there.”
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Caitlin Gibson Jan 12
"- while there may be countries that are poor and suffer from civil discord, there are no 'shithole' countries, not one, anywhere on Earth. The very idea of 'shithole' countries is designed to short-circuit our capacity for empathy on a global scale."
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Wesley Jan 12
Who cares what media outlets are deciding about the word “shithole”? How about some media reporting on what they continue to decide about the word “racist”?
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Kevin Sieff Jan 12
Hey Tomi, Washington Post shithole bureau chief here. Love your foreign affairs reporting. Did you know there are 8.7 million Americans living overseas? Can’t imagine why they would leave home.
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Amy Argetsinger Jan 12
I want so badly for this story to go viral. And for a 34-year-old-woman who has always thought there was something weird about her family story to read it. I hope. In the meantime, you should read this heartbreaking story.
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Caitlin Gibson Jan 12
The president, according to Sen. Richard Durbin, “said things that were hate-filled, vile and racist.” Trump used the words “repeatedly,” the senator said.
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Bess Kalb Jan 11
This would be rejected by The Onion for being wayyyyy too on-the-nose.
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Caitlin Gibson Jan 11
tbh I guess I'm surprised we made it a full 11 days into the new year before this happened
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Caitlin Gibson Jan 11
Trump, today, in an Oval Office meeting about immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti and African nations: "Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?”
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Sam Sanders Jan 11
Twitter is very nice some days
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Caitlin Gibson Jan 10
Replying to @JelitaJane
We might cry over fishies, but at least we're capable of Olympian-caliber feats of empathy!
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Caitlin Gibson Jan 10
"We can understand, rationally, the overwhelming evidence for fish sentience. But the facts are not enough. Genuinely pitying a fish seems to require an Olympian feat of empathy."
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Caitlin Gibson Jan 10
Replying to @Jeff_Himmelman
Yes, same here. Obviously there are plenty of good dudes out there, but I haven't encountered them on my trains & buses these past several months, alas.
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Caitlin Gibson Jan 10
Replying to @katequeram
Truly, what was I even thinking
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