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Popped Culture : Solutions for Oncoming Political Darkness

The Weeklings editors, staff, and various contributors take turns answering the one question that matters most. Continue reading




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50 Bullet Points Concerning America’s Gun Psychosis

If you’re still alive, you’re not Orlando. Do something. Do anything.




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On Losing Faith and Finding Myself Instead

  AUGUST 30, 2002. I was in a church for the first time in forever. The church where I received the Sacrament of Confirmation. The church where my parents celebrated their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary. The church where my sister was … Continue reading




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Stop Me if You’ve Heard This One Before

Question: What’s a writer to do in an era where memoirs are assumed to be fictional and novels are, increasingly, considered thinly-veiled cris de coeur? Answer: Deny Everything.




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The 50 Greatest Hockey Enforcer Names of All Time

While debate can rage about the role of fighting in hockey, there is no doubt that the history of hockey enforcing has produced names that would do Shakespeare, Dickens and Nabokov proud.




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April 15, 1985: The Fight

For the last 30 years, I’ve regarded Hagler/Hearns the way oral poets preserved the ancient stories: I’ve remembered it, replayed it and above all, celebrated it.




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In Defense of Stephen King

Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown.




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Popped Culture #7: Vegas Edition

Each of The Weeklings’ editors respond to a single pop culture question in this wildly popular parlor game that only has one rule: complete honesty




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Sorry, Charlie

Everyone, it seems, opposes censorship until it’s their sacred cow being smacked around; anyone can endorse artists’ rights until it’s their ass in the crosshairs. Free speech is—and must be—an all-or-nothing proposition.




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