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All the things that remind me of her

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Darren Wilson secretly got married last month

salon.com — Ferguson, Mo. has been host to a close-to-constant stream of protests, sit-ins and organizing events in response to the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown this past August.
Nov 24, 2014

RT @Salon: Darren Wilson secretly got married "steps away from the courthouse where the grand jury has been meeting" slnm.us/PG0Mprm #Ferguson

Nov 24, 2014

RT @Salon: Darren Wilson secretly got married "steps away from the courthouse where the grand jury has been meeting" slnm.us/PG0Mprm #Ferguson

The evolutionary argument for Dr. Seuss

salon.com — Why do human beings spend so much time telling each other invented stories, untruths that everybody involved knows to be untrue? People in all societies do this, and do it a lot, from grandmothers spinning fairy tales at the hearthside to TV show runners marshaling roomfuls of overpaid Harvard grads to concoct the weekly adventures of crime fighters and castaways.
Nov 24, 2014

@tedgioia Have you seen Brian Boyd's On the Origin of Stories (2009)? Laura Miller's critique of: salon.com/2009/05/18/evo…

The Wrap delivers the worst Cosby op-ed yet

salon.com — In all of the conversation about the recent onslaught of rape allegations against Bill Cosby, it's not easy to take the top spot for worst commentary yet, but it takes real flair to follow it up with the worst apology for it as well.
Nov 24, 2014

RT @Salon: Of all the despicable Cosby op-eds -- and there have been many -- this really takes the Jello pudding slnm.us/YtiVTDC via @embeedub

Nov 24, 2014

I wrote about @thewrap 's horrendous #BillCosby op ed so you don't have to read it. YOU'RE WELCOME. salon.com/2014/11/24/the… via @Salon

New Bill Cosby accuser: “We may be looking at America’s greatest serial rapist”

salon.com — As more women come forward with stories of sexual assault by comedian Bill Cosby, another woman has shared her own violating experience of her time with the star, adding to his fraught new legacy. Former model Jewel Allison, who was represented by the same agent who discovered Janice Dickinson, told the New York Daily News she was introduced to Cosby in the 1980s.
Nov 24, 2014

RT @ZerlinaMaxwell: New Bill Cosby accuser: “We may be looking at America’s greatest serial rapist” salon.com/2014/11/24/new… via @Salon

Yes, the hotel clerk hates you

salon.com — Excerpted from "Heads in Beds: A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called Hospitality" "Well then, ma'am, would you like to play a game? How about this. I've got a three-digit room number put aside for you. If you can tell me which city's area code it is, then you get a free bottle of red wine.
Nov 24, 2014

RT @Salon: Traveling for Thanksgiving? A veteran hotel worker explains why you should be extra polite when you check in slnm.us/DzXVQdD

Our transit future in peril: How idealism is threatening to derail vital projects

salon.com — Rest in peace, Arlington streetcars. We hardly knew ye. The longtime plan to build rail transit on two of the major roads in this Washington, D.C., suburb officially died on Tuesday, thanks to a gradual but decisive shift in the political control of the county.
Nov 24, 2014

Transit future in peril: How idealism is threatening to derail vital projects (Arlington streetcar canceled) salon.com/2014/11/23/our…

6 worst right-wing moments of the week - Fox News’ demented immigration tantrum

salon.com — This article originally appeared on AlterNet. 1. CNN's Don Lemon offers advice to Cosby rape accuser on how not to be raped. CNN anchor Don Lemon scored an interview with one of the growing number of women to have come forward and accuse Bill Cosby of sexual assault this week, a woman by the name of Joan Tarshis.
Nov 24, 2014

RT @Salon: Fox News is losing its collective mind over Obama's executive immigration action slnm.us/hsE3sii pic.twitter.com/F5dShjqOR2

Bill Cosby’s media inferno: On journalists reporting justice - and believing victims

salon.com — I wrote about Bill Cosby a lot last week. Some would say (and have said) that I've written about Cosby too much. I have tried to watch, as closely as I can, the backlash unfold over decades-old rape allegations against the comedian, partly because this is the first time this particular story is being told in this manner and volume.
Nov 24, 2014

Happy Monday: On Bill Cosby, just journalism, and believing victims salon.com/2014/11/24/bil…

No, Chris Christie isn’t “back”: Why he may be confident, but his moment has passed

salon.com — The cover story of the New York Times Magazine Sunday was a long profile of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie titled "Chris Christie Is Back." There's more ambiguity to this title than initially meets the eye.
Nov 24, 2014

"The dirty little secret about Christie’s authenticity as a brand has long been how stage-managed it is." salon.com/2014/11/24/no_… via @Salon

The creative class is not screwed: Here’s how the Internet helps artists make a living

salon.com — Excerpted from "Information Doesn't Want To Be Free: Laws For The Internet Age" Converting audience appreciation into something you can use to pay for your kids' braces is the crucial task for any artist. There are shelves full of MBA-program case studies and countless online seminars from various successes and would-be successes enumerating theories about how to do it.
Nov 23, 2014

RT @Salon: The creative class is not screwed: Here's how the Internet helps artists make a living slnm.us/I48jjC2 via @doctorow

Nov 23, 2014

RT @Salon: The creative class is not screwed: Here's how the Internet helps artists make a living slnm.us/I48jjC2 via @doctorow

Nov 23, 2014

RT @Salon: The creative class is not screwed: Here's how the Internet helps artists make a living slnm.us/I48jjC2 via @doctorow

Karen Armstrong on Sam Harris and Bill Maher: “It fills me with despair, because this is the sort of talk that led to the concentration camps”

salon.com — Karen Armstrong has written histories of Buddhism and Islam. She has written a history of myth. She has written a history of God. Born in Britain, Armstrong studied English at Oxford, spent seven years as a Catholic nun, and then, after leaving the convent, took a brief detour toward hard-line atheism.
Nov 23, 2014

Karen Armstrong on Sam Harris “It fills me w despair...this is the sort of talk that led to the concentration camps” tinyurl.com/mhoybbg

Nov 23, 2014

RT @rulajebreal: Karen Armstrong on Sam Harris & Bill Maher “ this is the sort of talk that led to the concentration camps” http://t.co/yyE…

Doing heroin with my dad

salon.com — "Look what I got," my father said, holding up a little plastic bag. I'd never shot heroin before, but I was curious about it, and always open to any substance that would alter my consciousness. I sat down next to my father, the man I'd grown to trust above all others, and held out my arm.

The P.G. Wodehouse of environmental writing: Why Lydia Millet is the funniest literary writer you may never have read

salon.com — I never expected anyone to write an environmental thriller about mermaids in the comic vein of a modern-day P.G. Wodehouse because, really - who would? Certainly I wouldn't have picked Lydia Millet, author of a trio of linked short novels about humanity's relationship to the animal kingdom, to have written it.
Nov 24, 2014

A Wodehousian environmental thriller about mermaids by the funniest serious writer you’ve probably never heard of bit.ly/1vENdWo

“The Comeback” keeps getting better: Tonight’s episode dismantles male privilege in 22 minutes

salon.com — Stories about 2014

America’s other foreign policy disaster: Why blowback in Africa is all but inevitable

salon.com — This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch. Admit it. You don't know where Chad is. You know it's in Africa, of course. But beyond that? Maybe with a map of the continent and by some process of elimination you could come close. But you'd probably pick Sudan or maybe the Central African Republic.
Nov 23, 2014

RT @HanibalGoitom: America’s other foreign policy disaster: Why blowback in #Africa is all but inevitable flip.it/dhbpE via @salon

The real JFK mystery, 50 years later: Why the infamous murder must be reinvestigated

salon.com — Stories about 2014
Nov 24, 2014

The real JFK mystery, 50 years later: Why the infamous murder must be reinvestigated salon.com/2014/11/22/the… via @Salon

Nov 22, 2014

RT @RayBeckerman: The real JFK mystery, 50 years later: Why the infamous murder must be reinvestigated ~ #Salon_WarRoom bit.ly/1Hzg55v

This is why conservatives win: George Lakoff explains the importance of framing - and what Democrats need to learn

salon.com — In 1996, cognitive linguist George Lakoff released " Moral Politics," a book that should have utterly transformed our understanding of politics. And for many who read it, it certainly did.

Paul Ryan’s stunning hypocrisy: The little-noticed way the GOP proved it’s full of it

salon.com — As a general rule, I try not to write about hypocrisy in politics. It's such a constant, such a fact of life, that it can feel a bit like complaining about traffic or the weather.
Nov 22, 2014

Paul Ryan’s stunning hypocrisy: The little-noticed way the GOP proved it’s full of it zite.to/1xNgEWl