It’s just their story, and we don’t have to believe a word of it. ...more
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The most important idea within the book is that our anger, in all its shapes, is justified. ...more
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The more first-time stories I heard, the longer I was willing to wait. ...more
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As we wait for the total collapse of this leaning tower of garbage, a few books to prepare ourselves for what comes next.
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Bookstore sales continue to grow. In the wake of the presidential election, bookstores are becoming more than just shops and are serving their communities as impromptu community centers. More independent bookstores are becoming publishers. Bushwick Brooklyn’s Molasses Books has started fundraising for good causes following Trump’s election. Bridgeside Books in Waterbury is trying to make Black […]
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What kind of change do I want, and what does fighting for it look like, today? ...more
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What comes to mind when you hear the name Monica Lewinsky? The blue dress? A beret? Or maybe some rap songs? If so, you’re far from alone. But that all changed for several of us, including me, when she walked onto the TED stage Thursday. The affair that propelled then 22-year-old Monica Lewinsky into the spotlight […]
Shame. The Internet. Monica Lewinsky. You spend hours killing people, but you don’t feel guilty. So much data. So few uses. All your stories in one little app. Reimagining incarceration. Your annoying Facebook friends have something to tell you.
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