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Horrible human remains horrible: New details have emerged about an elephant hunt that Wayne LaPierre and his wife took part in that was funded by the embattled NRA he leads. Newly revealed emails show the couple arranged to have an elephant they killed on a 2013 hunt shipped from Botswana and have its body butchered […]

Damage Caps

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One of the reasons that corporations can quite literally get away with murder is that the fines they face for their actions simply don’t add up to enough that it matters, especially to large com

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New Frontiers in NIMBYism

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Can’t build dense housing because of the…..historical nature of a highway! Members of the Merritt Parkway Conservancy are urging town officials to reject a project that will build 120 units at 5545 Park Avenue. “The state has invested $350 million over the last 25 years in enhancing and beautifying the parkway,” Wes Haynes, the conservancy’s […]

On Simone Biles

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On July 29, 2021

Elle Reeve has a good explainer for why the world’s greatest gymnast was could not finish the competition at the Olympics: You can learn a lot about a subculture by the slang it develops. Gymnas

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I decided to watch another in the Criterion Channel series on animation for adults. Chico & Rita is a 2010 Spanish film about a pre-revolutionary Cuban tempestous romance between a singer and a piano player, both destined for jazz stardom, if not each other. The music is great of course, but the film as a […]
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