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The “Dear White People” syndrome: Why movies are obsessed with light-skinned black characters

salon.com — For Princeton University's recent Black Alumni Conference, an advance screening of "Dear White People" took place at the town's Garden Theater, and I was one of many who could not wait to see it.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @tomgara: Peak Salon: "Frankly, as a light-skinned African-American female, I am tired of seeing women who look like myself..." salon.com/2014/10/23/the…

Oct 24, 2014

Peak Salon: "Frankly, as a light-skinned African-American female, I am tired of seeing women who look like myself..." salon.com/2014/10/23/the…

My strip club bullying nightmare

salon.com — When I was 18, I began working at a local strip club that had four walls and a stage. It was not fancy, but there was no plywood exposed and the sound booth was top-notch. Part of the reason I am where I am today - a porn star - is I took too easily to that job back then.
Oct 24, 2014

Thought-provoking piece from my good friend - ok, casual acquaintance from five years ago - @Kayden_Kross via @Salon slnm.us/Vccda8s

“Force Majeure”: Gripping tale of a near-disaster and an imploding marriage

salon.com — If you've ever had one of those family vacations that makes you yearn for the safe and orderly routine of everyday life, then you may identify with the beautiful but profoundly disoriented couple at the heart of Swedish filmmaker Ruben Östlund's brilliant and disconcerting "Force Majeure."
Oct 24, 2014

RT @PiaBizLaw: Sign me up! “Force Majeure”: Gripping tale of a near-disaster and an imploding marriage salon.com/2014/10/23/for… @andohehir @diahannboock

“Gamergate is now irredeemably toxic”: The top 10 takeaways from Chris Kluwe’s Reddit AMA

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Oct 24, 2014

“Gamergate is now irredeemably toxic”: The top 10 takeaways from Chris Kluwe’s Reddit AMA salon.com/2014/10/23/gam… via @Salon

Don’t panic about New York’s Ebola case

salon.com — New York is truly the city that has everything. Including, now Ebola. The news late Thursday that the virus had made its inevitable descent into Gotham was greeted with all the nervous frenzy that usually accompanies the Barney's Warehouse sale, so kudos all around for any displays of restraint on the subject.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @Salon: "New York has endured terrorism and hurricanes, and it will figure out how to manage Ebola" slnm.us/4XTRK8V via @embeedub

“This is an issue that will cost him votes”: Will Scott Walker’s minimum wage flubs do him in?

salon.com — With 12 days to go before an election that's do-or-die for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's national ambitions, the Republican finds himself locked in a dead heat with Democratic challenger Mary Burke, as Burke capitalizes on Walker's ethics woes, his opposition to raising the minimum wage, and his statement that the minimum wage "doesn't serve a purpose."
Oct 24, 2014

“This is an issue that will cost him votes”: Will Scott Walker’s minimum wage flubs do him in? salon.com/2014/10/23/%E2… @lukebrinker @Salon

Reagan aide: South should secede and create a new anti-gay country - called Reagan!

salon.com — What does conservative columnist and former Reagan aide Douglas MacKinnon see when he surveys the current state of affairs? A world, he says, that's been "turned upside down if you do believe in traditional values." Just look, for instance, at those uppity gays and their demand for equal treatment.
Oct 24, 2014

@publiceyestl @nickpistor Better: Florida should be one of three states in the new nation of "Reagan". Short take TK. goo.gl/nGXPra

“A stink bomb into liberals’ certainty”: Doug Henwood on his anti-Clinton crusade

salon.com — As the media landscape continues to dissolve into sand and melt into air, there's at least one thing we can still count on: Every six months or so, Harper's, that venerable and embattled tribune of America's hyper-educated and perennially dyspeptic left, will put out a strident essay intended to draw a line in the sand and kick off a heated discussion about the movement's identity and future.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @eliasisquith: “A stink bomb into liberals’ certainty”: @DougHenwood on his anti-Clinton crusade buff.ly/1nC5dNh

Madeleine Albright completely owned Conan O’Brien on Twitter

salon.com — Add Twitter to the list of things that former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright has completely mastered. She was the the first woman to serve as Secretary of State, she's fluent in English, Czech, French and Russian (and can read Polish and Croatian), has a PhD from Columbia University, is a professor at Georgetown University and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Oct 24, 2014

Madeleine Albright completely owned Conan O’Brien on Twitter salon.com/2014/10/23/mad… via @Salon

Oct 24, 2014

RT @Salon: Conan O'Brien said he was going as a "slutty Madeleine Albright" for Halloween. Albright's response was flawless slnm.us/ZPc4wa8

The new KFC monstrosity will kill us all

salon.com — Last year, KFC released the Double Down, to much fanfare with 350,000 items being sold within the first ten days of its launch. The "sandwich" consisted of two pieces of fried chicken (the bread, if you will) with bacon and pepper jack cheese in the middle.

White nationalism’s exploding civil war

salon.com — This article was originally published by The Southern Poverty Law Center. Over the past couple of weeks, the so-called "academic" racists of the white nationalist movement have set academics aside and instead devolved into an online battle in the style of the Hatfields and McCoys.
Oct 24, 2014

AntiSemitic Neo-Nazi calls another AntiSemitic Neo-Nazi a "nebbish." slnm.us/4nbbOHI ht @Salon