Posts Tagged: andrew sullivan

David Biespiel’s Poetry Wire: A Poet and a President

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A funny thing happened on the way to President Obama’s second inauguration Monday. The president’s speech and Richard Blanco’s poem got reversed. Broadly speaking, one’s expectations of political rhetoric is that, at its worst, it reduces complex argument to slogans and platitudes or, at its best, that it singles out constituencies and individual citizens in […]

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Where Things Stand

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Andrew Sullivan linked to Roxane Gay’s “Where Things Stand,” which revealed that nearly 90% of books reviewed in The New York Times were written by white authors. Amanda Hess also wrote about the piece, elaborating on the distinct conversations around gender versus racial inequality in the journalism industry. Thanks, Amanda Hess! Thanks, Andrew Sullivan! We […]

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If Science Says Facial Hair Is Sexy, It’s Sexy

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“Results suggest that facial hair is worn to enhance a man’s marriage prospects by increasing physical attractiveness and perception of social status. Men shave their mustaches, possibly to convey an impression of trustworthiness, when the marriage market is weak and women might fear sexual exploitation and desertion.” — A new study shows that facial hair […]

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Politics Sunday

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If you haven’t yet heard about Goodluck Jonathan, the new President of Nigeria, you should read this article. Why does everyone think artists are terrible at governing? Andrew Sullivan posts the full report from the Office of Professional Responsibility on “Enhanced Interrogation Techniques,” otherwise known as torture. He also wants your help translating the legalese and […]

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