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  • Cagey

    By Koushik Banerjea   “What are you doing?” He was surprised by the question, believing himself to have been alone. He had been admiring himself in a shard of mirror he had found earlier, discarded on the dirt road snaking around the park. Gauging his [...]

  • When Our Culture Is Los Angeles Instead of Joshua Tree, This Is How We Elect a President

    By Peter Brown Hoffmeister    Part I Sunrise, the first day in Joshua Tree, a Purple-Bibbed Hummingbird flits and dips into the late March blooms off my back patio, and a male House Finch, head red as a carpet in Hollywood, chatters with his mate about [...]

  • Curry’s Common Ground

    By Mary Petiet   The man behind the counter glances between the potent spice mixes and my ten-year-old son. “You like this?” the man asks in a heavy Pakistani accent. He starts ringing up the sale, and cultures connect as my blond towhead grins widely and [...]

  • i’m sawing off my roots

    By Cyrus Parker   watching the place i had called home for twenty-five years turn red for the first time in twenty-four— on a night that would determine the future of not only myself, but so many other people, many whose entire livelihoods were on [...]

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Videos worth watching

TED: Reared in Westboro Baptist Church
and engaging across ideological lines

How free is our freedom of the press?
Trevor Timm, Freedom of the Press Foundation

‘Shell knew’: oil giant’s 1991 film
warned of climate change danger

24 things nobody does better than Trump
from Vice News

“Impeachable”
By Noel Paul Stookey

Kellyanne Conway’s Interview Tricks
from Vox

Racism as a Spectrum with Mamoudou N’Diaye from Mic. Take the test.

Motherhood by Choice, Not Chance, from The Power of Choice Project

Kellyanne Conway returns to 1984 with “alternative facts” from Meet the Press

The Great Feminists in Feminism Herstory Hall of Lady Fame | Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

The Miseducation of Dylann Roof from Southern Poverty Law Center

“The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Baba Gil Scott-Heron from Jabari Akhenamen

To Breitbart from Weather.com: Climate change is real and please stop using our video to mislead Americans.

Undocumented youth brace for a frightening future under Trump, from Think Progress

Liberal v. Conservative: A Neuroscientific Analysis with Gail Saltz, from Big Think

MSNBC town hall in Kenosha, Wisconsin
Trump voter gets reality check from Sanders

“Prove it”

from Tess Rafferty and Steve Cohen.

Code of the Freaks, a documentary

on disabilities and Hollywood

“Beyond Political Correctness” by Tess Rafferty

From Occupy Democrats

“Sound of Silence” by Disturbed

covered because, well, sad …

“Reverse Racism” by Aamer Rahman

An oldy, but ever more relevant

Founders of Black Lives Matter

interviewed by Mia Birdsong, via TED