Category Archives: Politics


A Better Mother: Notes on Breastfeeding

Swati Khurana’s own grapes of wrath, the breastfeeding-medical-industrial-complex. Or, how to keep a good woman down. Continue reading

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Tim gets his Tat

Away With Dusty, or You Are Responsible, Forever, For What You Have Tamed

In part II of Timothy Braun’s road-trip adventure, he and his loyal(ish) dog Dusty hit the road to Santa Barbara and points north – from football to tattoos, Louie CK to gun violence. Continue reading

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Linda Lovelace in 1974, Mirrorpix/Courtesy Everett Collection.

Porn in the 80s

Richard Benson, recently called the new DH Lawrence in The Economist, writes about porn in the 80s and sexual mores today from an age of innocence to one that’s a bit less so… Continue reading

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Flying While Brown: The Insecurity of Travel

The insecurity of the security state. As summer travel season launches, Sayantani DasGupta on the racism of the TSA. Continue reading

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Allied Forces: Cutting Our Allies Some Slack

Litsa Dremousis makes a compelling case for cutting each other a whole lot more slack. Continue reading

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The N-Word

In an age of trigger warnings and Justin Bieber’s N-Word Gate, Judy Juanita comes out for the word. With qualifications, considerations – and calling it on white cops. Continue reading

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Timothy, Dusty, ukulele

Away with Dusty, Discovering America… With a Dog.

Today Timothy Braun starts his travels across America with Dusty, his dog, by his side to coax love from the likes of the Suicide Girls in Austin at SXSW… Continue reading

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