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The Green, the Black and the High

Toby Barlow’s modest proposal for the new economy – the new drug economy – when countless African Americans are in jail for just what’s being legalized. Continue reading

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Joanna Walsh. #ReadWomen.

Literary Luminaries: Beards, Vaginas and the Avant-Garde Novelist – Part II

In Part II of her two-part essay, Sam Mills ponders why female avant-garde novelists are not as celebrated as their male counterparts. Continue reading

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Eleanor Catton, the youngest novelist to ever win the Man Booker Prize.

Literary Luminaries: Gender and the Avant-Garde Novelist – Part I

“Beards vs. Vaginas,” the first of a two-part essay about literary fiction, gender, expectation, media bias, and the avant garde. Continue reading

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Truth, justice, and the Texan way.

Rick Perry, Bizarro Superman?

The governor is wearing glasses now, channeling his inner Clark Kent. This does not make him Superman. Continue reading

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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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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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