Posts Tagged: GOOD

This Week in Trumplandia

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Welcome to This Week in Trumplandia. Check in with us every Thursday for a weekly roundup of the most pertinent and relevant content on our country, which is currently spiraling down a crappy, toilet drain. You owe it to yourself, your communities, and your humanity to contribute whatever you can, even if it is just […]

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The Saturday Rumpus Essay: Stepfatherhood

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“He was my real dad,” she says. “I just happened to have two.”

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“Hello Tomorrow”

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Last Friday, we were bummed to hear about the firing of a core group of GOOD’s editorial team. With the question “What’s best in life?” in mind, those editors have written about the firing and what’s next. Disappointed above all at the prospect of no longer working together, the team is planning one more magazine–with […]

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Mass Unfriending

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“The idea of ‘cleaning out’ Facebook friends is getting more popular: The percentage of people unfriending other Facebook members rose from 56 percent in 2009 to 63 percent in 2011.  In gross terms, 158 million people were unfriended in 2009, and more than a half a billion in 2011.” GOOD explores the potential implications of […]

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That GOOD Lovin’

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“Want something more in your mailbox than catalogs and bills? Longing for correspondence more inspiring than an endless stream of text messages and Facebook status updates?” GOOD gave Letters in the Mail some love today. We love you back, GOOD!

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Libraries as Incubator

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The recently launched Libraries as Incubator Project seeks to broaden the public’s notion of libraries “by celebrating the ways that they nurture arts communities around the country.” Check out the LIP website, which features “the work of artists who have relied on the support of libraries during their careers, as well as libraries that have […]

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Occupy Wall Street Update

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“The paper’s tone is revolutionary: ‘What is occurring on Wall Street right now is remarkable. For over two weeks, in the great cathedral of capitalism, the dispossessed have liberated territory from the financial overlords and their police army.’ Its editors, Jed Brandt and Michael Levitin, told the actual Wall Street Journal that they started the […]

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Suburbia Saving

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An emerging movement seeks to orient suburbs around farms rather than golf courses. “According [to] the American Farmland Trust, more than 6 million acres of agricultural land in the United States were lost to development between 1992 and 1997 alone. Consider that many of those acres were lost to developments that never saw the light […]

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Boycotting for Balance

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There’s been a couple articles as of late suggesting we change the way we deal with social inequity—by pointedly not participating in its fulfillment. Instead of setting our sights on the people actively promoting the problem, why don’t we all participate in correcting the imbalance? Because doesn’t it affect everyone, regardless of whether they are […]

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More on PTSD

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This past Monday, we linked to a piece in Good by friend of The Rumpus Mac McClelland that detailed her struggle with PTSD and her use of violent sex to help ease it. On Friday, Jezebel posted an open letter to Good‘s editors from 36 journalists who claimed that McClelland maligned Haiti in her piece. […]

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America Wants to Gay Marry the Phrase “Gay Marry”

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Mark Peters takes a look at the linguistic and cultural meanings behind America’s favorite new idiom: “gay marry.” You know, as in… “‘I going [sic] to do unspeakable things to this sandwich. Like gay-marry it.’ June 23, 2009, Alison Agosti, Twitter ‘@everythingpre I’m so in love with Universal Search I might just try to gay […]

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