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Today the NFL voted to implement a new policy concerning player conduct during the national anthem: NFL owners reached a consensus Wednesday on a policy regarding the national anthem and players’ conduct during its playing before games. Under the new policy, players who do not choose to stand for the playing of the anthem before games […]
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When I was living in Chicago earlier this decade, one of the big social movement stories then unfolding was the fight to get the University of Chicago to reopen an adult trauma center at its Medical Center. The movement started after the death of Damian Turner, who was shot four blocks away from the Medical […]

DAMN.

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On April 20, 2018

On Monday, rapper Kendrick Lamar won the Pulitzer Prize for music for his 2017 masterpiece DAMN. It was the first time that a musician who isn’t a jazz or classical composer has won the music Pulitz

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New Music Roundup

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On April 11, 2018
At the beginning of the year, I quietly committed myself to trying to do a quarterly rundown of my favorite new music releases. In characteristic fashion, I screwed this up from the jump, and didn’t get to the first installment until last night because of writing deadlines and travel. Because of that, I’m including early-April […]

The Silence

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On April 9, 2018

Junot Diaz is one of this country’s greatest living writers. His new essay on being raped when he was a child, and on the half life of that trauma, is so painful, so breathtaking, so essential.

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