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Jamie Loftus was born in Boston and has been working in the general area ever since, often wearing her mom's maternity jacket from 1992. She's thrilled to be joining BDCwire as a staff writer and also performs all around the country as a standup and sketch performer.

Stories by Jamie Loftus

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Abortion is illegal in Chile. Women are fighting back with YouTube “Termination Tips.”

Abortion has been illegal in Chile since 1989. In a new series of satirical YouTube videos, some Chilean women are taking a bold stance on their country’s laws.

Called “Termination Tips,” the videos are pretty dark. They recommend different ways for women to get an “accidental abortion,” the only form that is currently legal in the country. More

President Obama Tapes An Interview For The Colbert Report with Stephen Colbert
Stephen Colbert gave $800,000 to teachers. Here’s what they’re doing with it.

On Thursday, comedian Stephen Colbert donated over $800,000 to the teachers of South Carolina, funding every teacher-driver DonorsChoose project in the state in full.

By selling the set from his iconic Comedy Central juggernaut The Colbert Report, and with the help of Morgridge Family Foundation and education technology company ScanSource, he funded almost 1,000 projects at 375 schools in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week. More

Breathtaking Photos Show Frida Kahlo’s Wardrobe at the Time of Her Death

Many of esteemed artist Frida Kahlo’s belongings were shut away from the world following her death 1954. Her husband, Diego Rivera, locked them in a bathroom in their Mexico City home, and demanded that the items not be removed until fifteen years after his death.

It wasn’t until 2004 that the items were finally chronicled by photographer Ishiuchi Miyako. Starting May 14, the photos will be shown to the public at London’s Michael Hoppen gallery.

I Saw ‘Shrek: The Musical’ for Five Straight Days, This Is My Story


“One movie cannot contain him.”
– Roger Ebert, 2001 review of Shrek

As I type this, there are men in America who dress up and perform as Shrek every night for a living.

Soliders fight overseas for these Shreks. These Shreks are taxed by their government accordingly for their Shrek-related activities. These Shreks are our fathers, our brothers, our tour guides at local museums when productions of Shrek aren’t happening. They are us, if we were Shrek.

As I type this, there is also an editor who would allow an adult writer to see Shrek: The Musical five times in a row at Wheelock Family Theatre in a mentally taxing endurance activity we’ll call #shrekweek — an action that makes it hard for me to look in the mirror. That is, until I put on my Shrek ears, which are hilarious.

So how has Shrek, a film intended as a sucker-punch to Disney fairytale juggernauts and loaded with early-aughts topical references, somehow followed us all the way into 2015?

Let’s go on a disturbing journey together. More