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Downtown Bakersfield. So retro-70s.

Postcard from the Most Illiterate City in America

Bakersfield’s Tomorrowland may never come, writes Nicholas Belardes. Continue reading

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Flags on the side of Route 84 in Newtown honor the dead.

Newtown: One Year Later

A year after the massacre at Newtown, we revisit Sean Beaudoin’s piece on the tragedy, “Going Home.” Continue reading

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Trent Mays and Ma'lik Richmond were found guilty in Steubenville, OH. (Photo: Keith Srakocic, AP)

Steubenville: On Rape and the Culture of Monsters

Tom Gualtieri on the societal impact of Steubenville. Continue reading

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Lion Fever in Connecticut

A mountain lion was killed by a car in Milford, Connecticut. Elizabeth Eslami investigates what this unusual event means — and what it doesn’t. Continue reading

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Not All Truther Movements Are Created Equal

JFK, 9/11, Sandy Hook: One of these is not like the others. Continue reading

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Sandy Hook Truthers are Afraid of the Dark

As children we fear the Boogeyman. As adults we fear complex thoughts. Sandy Hook Truthers are still afraid of the beast in the closet, and they want everyone else to be, too. Continue reading

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Going Home

Sean Beaudoin attempts to ascribe a veneer of meaning to the events of last week. Continue reading

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