Texas Sen. Carol Alvarado Withstands Brutal Overnight Filibuster in Attempt to Stop Voter Suppression Bill

Trying to block the infamous GOP-led elections bill at the heart of months of protests, Texas state Sen. Carol Alvarado began her filibuster just before 6 p.m. CT on Wednesday. By Thursday morning, Alvarado was still at it. She finished her speech at 9:00 a.m. CT—marking 15 total hours.

The Texas filibuster is particularly brutal: While they speak, senators cannot eat, drink, sit or lean on any surface, or use the bathroom. The senator must be continually speaking and the words discussed must be relevant to the bill.

We Heart: Comedian Carolyn Castiglia Welcomes Women Into Stand-Up Comedy

In the male-dominated field of stand-up comedy, it’s rare to find spaces that champion the development of female comics. That’s why we love Carolyn Castiglia: a performer, writer, producer, director and teacher committed to creating spaces where women thrive.

Castiglia gave Ms. 10 tips she tells her students to orient themselves in the space of comedy and develop their own point of view.