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The Washington That Failed Anita Hill — The film's focus is institutional failure: How the Washington of 1991, with a Senate that included just two women and a Judiciary Committee made up entirely of older white men, was set up to fail Anita Hill. While Hill is the film's moral center, Confirmation doesn't belong to her.

The AP Stylebook is finally de-capitalizing the word internet. — The announcement was made on Saturday, and will take effect when the new edition is published on June 1.We will lowercase internet effective June 1, when the 2016 Stylebook launches. #ACES2016 AP Stylebook (@APStylebook) April 2, 2016 Many news organizations-including BuzzFeed, the Guardian, and we at the New Republic-have already made the change, but the AP Stylebook i...

The patent system is failing women when over 90 percent of patents are held by men. — Building a car that can reliably zip across town without human intervention has become something of a benchmark for many tech-minded auto manufacturers, but engineers are running into a major hurdle: this country's outdated and poorly maintained roads. Self-driving cars rely on an array of sensors, cameras and computers to calculate things like speed, direction, and obstructions on the road.

New York is now the best state in America to be a working parent. — Or at least it will be in 2018, when the state budget passed last night, guaranteeing 12 weeks of paid family leave, goes into effect.New York is only the fourth state to guarantee paid family leave, and its new policy is the country's most expansive-double the six weeks mandated by California and Rhode New Jersey, and triple Rhode Island's four weeks.

Nate Silver’s electoral map prediction is the stuff of nightmares for the GOP. — The poll-whisperer shared a map, based on current polling, of a general election held today between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump and-spoiler!-it's not close.Never mind key swing states like Ohio, Virginia, and Florida. The Republicans are in jeopardy of losing states like North Carolina, Arizona, and even Georgia if these numbers hold.

Johan Cruyff, who revolutionized the game of soccer, is dead. — According to a statement on his website: "On March 24, 2016, Johan Cruyff died peacefully in Barcelona, surrounded by his family after a hard-fought battle with cancer."It wasn't only that Cruyff-born on April 25, 1947, in Amsterdam-was an ingenious player, inventing moves like the Cruyff turn (above).

The trailer for Bridget Jones’s Baby has introduced a new timeline into the Bridget Jones multiverse. — The movie's trailer was released this morning, and it introduces us to a slightly older Jones, now single and pregnant and-gasp-unsure who the father is: Colin Firth's Mark Darcy or some new guy played by Patrick Dempsey. If you read Helen Fielding's most recent Bridget Jones book, or even a review of it, this is where you might get confused.

Game of Thrones's Penultimate Episode's Red Wedding — The last five minutes of Sunday night's "Game of Thrones"-the last episode before the season ends next week-were brutal, bloody, and, if you hadn't read all of the novels, surprising. The "Red Wedding," as the scene is known, featured the death of three major characters and one royal fetus.

Some Republicans are ready to give up on democracy to stop Donald Trump. — With the prospect of Trump being the Republican nominee ever more likely, his opponents in the Republican party are more openly speaking about using a brokered convention to prevent him from getting the nomination. Writing in National Review, David Harsanyi lays out the rational for "stealing" (his words) the nomination if Trump wins a plurality of the delegates:Voters don't decide the nominations...

Soon even six-year-olds will be reading Elena Ferrante. — The Italian author's 38-page children's book will be published in the U.S. in December, just in time for the holidays. This fall, the doll from LOST DAUGHTER speaks, in a new children's book by #ElenaFerrante called THE BEACH AT NIGHT.
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Apr 28, 2016

@mimbale 💙💙💙💙💙 so glad to hear that. I've learned so much from following you the last couple years

Apr 28, 2016

@elizs Can you be a full-time stand-up comic in Charlotte? Maxine is still in school, so someone has to be paying the bills.

Apr 28, 2016

hey TV people: On the #CarmichaelShow, do we know what Jerrod's job is? cc: @pilotbacon

Apr 28, 2016

RT @cliomiso: catch my first little piece in ~print~ in the new issue of the @NewRepublic

Apr 28, 2016

@clocarus I am so excited to read this! I will have so many thoughts!

Apr 28, 2016

"I really thought this beet salad would have more beets" is a thought I just had."I really thought this beet salad would have more beets" is a thought I just had.

Apr 28, 2016

"While diverse casting has become increasingly common, the theater business has changed much less offstage."

Apr 28, 2016

An obit for the man who wrote the Mister Softee jungle (which apparently has words?)

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