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Jonathan Rhys Myers as Brian Slade in Velvet Goldmine

WannaBowies: The Top Twenty Bastards of Bowie

  When David Bowie tiptoes back into the public sphere, we celebrate; we talk about him, seek out his work, and reappraise his massive influence. His upcoming re-entry is super secret musical Lazarus, a new version of The Man Who … Continue reading




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The Richest Peasant Wife

In nuclear-family-driven America, Simone Sachs Hollander finds mostly pleasures in a multi-generational home. Continue reading




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Republican presidential candidates from left, Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Scott Walker, Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and John Kasich take the stage for the first Republican presidential debate at the Quicken Loans Arena Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Things We Know for Sure After the First Republican Debate

Ten men, no women. The dudes abide. Continue reading




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An LA classic by Gabriel Mason. Continue reading




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The Worst People in America: Dept. of Wildlife Services

If we are in the midst of the sixth extinction, we can credit the Department of Wildlife Services for hastening our fate. Responsible for the deaths of some four million wild creatures a year, this government agency has been in business of “wildlife damage management” since 1895. Yet it flies under the radar, killing animals with impunity. Continue reading




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Sunday Light and Word – Nothing was a Prize

Searching the angles of chance Continue reading




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Road Worthy: Reflections While Passing Through

It’s 8:30 in the morning. I’m sitting in McDonald’s on route 87 in Sloatsburg, NY.  When I was a child, whenever we passed here on the Thruway, my father would say that everyone in Sloatsburg had an extra digit on each hand. … Continue reading




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Why Trigger Warnings are Futile and Infantilizing

Designed to protect the traumatized from further trauma, trigger warnings fail in their mission because they place the burden of maintaining our equilibrium on others, as if they could ever truly protect us from additional psychic harm. Continue reading




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Love & Mercy and the Saving of Brian Wilson

Beach Boy Brian Wilson, musical genius and cultural icon, should have died, but did not. Someone saved him. Who, exactly, did the saving is up for debate. In any case, hot new biopic Love & Mercy, fleshes out the less-familiar trope of “saving the artist,” and our own Robert Burke Warren digs that. Continue reading




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