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When Trayon Christian used his debit card to lawfully purchase a $349 Ferragamo belt from a Barney’s in Manhattan on April 27, 2013, he was arrested seemingly under the guise of, “You could never afford that.”

Christian was told that his debit card was not real, that a Barney’s employee had reported it to the… READ MORE »


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It’s hard not to feel simultaneous feelings of support and annoyed wonder at this particular act of vandalism. READ MORE »


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I find it edifying to look up the definitions and etymology of words that represent abstractions. Today it’s “outrage.” It’s being talked about a lot, not least of all because of Slate’s recent collection of articles on the subject, specifically how it has been proliferated by social media.
The English definition for “outrage” is… READ MORE »


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Cleveland Browns receiver Andrew Hawkins wore a shirt bearing the words “Justice for Tamir Rice and John Crawford” — two unarmed Black Cleveland residents who were shot and killed by police — during pre-game interviews on Sunday, prompting Cleveland police officers to demand an apology. The Browns refused, and later, Hawkins spoke with the media… READ MORE »


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I already knew, without acknowledging it, exactly, that Kurt Vonnegut and women were an awkward mix at best. Kurt Vonnegut didn’t write women well — he wrote women who weren’t fully people, exactly, but more a physical manifestation of the mystery women seemed to him to be. It’s not to say that he didn’t get… READ MORE »


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Marissa Alexander, the Florida woman who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for merely firing a warning shot to defend herself against her abusive husband, will find out next week if she’ll get bail.  Alexander’s status hearing on Thursday was her first court appearance since she received her 20-year sentence, as well as got… READ MORE »


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Feminist Germaine Greer has an unorthodox suggestion for how to deal with men who rape: Women should put their names online in a rapists’ registry. Speaking at a literary festival yesterday, Greer — who became famous 40 years ago when she published the seminal “second wave” feminist text The Female Eunuch — criticized the paltry number… READ MORE »