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Horror and Pornography

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In Robert Farley
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On January 10, 2013
I hesitate to link to this; take care, because it’s a genuinely horrible story of the death of a small child.  Newspapers acquire, justified or not, reputations for certain kinds of stories. The Lexington Herald Leader, it seems, almost invariably has some terrible tale of something awful befalling a toddler, whether shooting or car accident […]

Food and Poverty

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On November 14, 2012

This month’s Sidney Award went to Jina Moore for her excellent article on poverty in modern America. Asking what is poverty, Moore notes that no one can agree on it. But a really good definition

Coachella

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On November 2, 2011

In the hipster world, California’s Coachella Valley is known for strange creatures such as Animal Collective and Deer Tick that appear once a year to gigantic crowds of bearded men, women with b

Down in the hole

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On June 18, 2009
This is a little story about a top high school football recruit whose life seems to be falling apart for all too common reasons. Of course you can multiply this story by literally a million similar, but completely invisible cases. The only reason anybody will ever hear about him or try to do anything about […]

The Costs of Poverty

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On May 20, 2009

An outstanding article about the compounding economic obstacles faced by those living in poverty. (This is something Eherenreich’s book is very good on as well.) [Via Really Big Media Ezra.] Sha

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