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“Was Harry Reid really pummeled by a relative?”

Amazing. Rolling Stone got legitimately destroyed for running a story about UVA rape allegations in which the reporter didn’t confirm the allegations. Now John Hinderaker, a blogger at one of the filthier online sewers, got punked by one of his … Continue reading

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Rhyme and reason: Speedy Ortiz and Young Thug

One of the best things about these two wonderful albums: I can hear Young Thug doing wonders with “Law school rejects/so they quarreled at the bar instead” and Speedy Ortiz fuzzing up “Constantly Hating.” Young Thug – Barter 6 Barter … Continue reading

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Katha Pollitt: ‘Reproductive rights come with a price tag’

Katha Pollitt has a way of clarifying important questions. Recent gains in acceptance of gay marriage have not translated into a concurrent rise in accepting reproductive liberty. Pollitt: Reproductive rights are inescapably about women. Pervasive misogyny means not only that … Continue reading

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‘Skies the limit let me really know’

One of my favorite Badu jams. Happy Sunday.

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Crime and punishment, USA

I wondered about the Dzhokhar Tsarnaev middle finger myself. Turns out there’s a longer video. The young sociopath looks bored, not defiant: But let’s assume that he really had stuck his middle finger up in anger and contempt. Why would … Continue reading

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Poptometry

Ten days after EMP PopCon kicked off a poptimism discussion that continues unabated, and while any discussion concerns at best a coterie of a coterie, one of the loudest complaints comes from those who think the pop 1 percent get … Continue reading

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No romance without finance

Behold, the love detectives of Cuba: With more and more tourists – especially U.S. visitors – streaming into Cuba, demand for this type of service is blooming with every beach-born romance. An amorous culture that is famously libertine and an … Continue reading

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