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Friday News Wrap

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The L Word Fire Sale

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The L Word Recap 605: Scheck the Eff Up Already

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A Report Accuses A Justice Department Official Of Assaulting And Harassing Women
BuzzFeed
December 5, 2018

The report does not name the official, only saying that he has retired and that prosecutors declined to bring charges against him.

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Milo Yiannopoulos’s collapse shows that no-platforming can work
Vox
December 5, 2018

The former conservative media star is broke, saddled with as much as $4 million in debt. There’s a reason for that.

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Jerry Saltz: How to Be an Artist
NY Mag
December 5, 2018

Jerry Saltz on how to be an artist. New York magazine’s art critic on his 33 rules to take you from clueless amateur to generational talent (or at least help you live life a little more creatively).

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Why Do Supreme Court Nominees Have ‘Sherpas’?
The Atlantic
July 31, 2018

The term is a case study in how words from Asian languages work their way into English, often with an exoticizing air that masks more complex cultural histories.

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The Summer of Rage
NY Mag
July 31, 2018

White men are the minority in the United States — no wonder they get uncomfortable when their power is challenged.

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Bigfoot erotica and Denver Riggleman, explained
Vox
July 31, 2018

The stuff waves are made of.

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Claire Evans wrote “Broad Band” about women who founded the internet
Recode
March 17, 2018

Her new book follows the stories of women in tech from Ada Lovelace in the 1800s to cyber feminists of the ‘90s.

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The Parkland Students Are Fictional Heroes Come To Life
thecut.com
March 17, 2018

You would too if you’d grown up reading the Hunger Games.

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The Uprising of Women in Red States Is Just Beginning
the cut
March 14, 2018

From the teachers’ strikes in West Virginia to Oklahoma and beyond, working-class women have always known what it takes to fight back.

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Why are teens across America standing up to Congress?
Crooked Media
March 14, 2018

A conversation between Women’s March Youth activist Winter Minisee and Crooked Contributor Julissa Arce about how Generation Z plans to stop school shootings.

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Stephen Hawking, scientific hero and icon, has died at 76
Vox
March 14, 2018

Stephen Hawking was born on Isaac Newton’s birthday and died on Einstein’s. His legacy is near equal to them both.

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Trump used crib notes at White House listening session on school shootings
Vox
February 22, 2018

photographer snapped a photo of the president’s poorly hidden crib notes during the emotional discussion on Wednesday, which included prompts to ask questions about individuals’ experiences and what his administration could do to help people feel safe.

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Every Brutal Marco Rubio Exchange From the CNN Town Hall
NY Mag
February 22, 2018

While they gave him credit for showing up, Parkland survivors took apart his talking points on banning assault weapons and accepting NRA money.

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The Obamas’ Official Portraits, by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald Rise to the National Occasion
New York Mag
February 17, 2018

Jerry Saltz: The Obamas’ Official Portraits, by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald Rise to the National Occasion

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Why Didn’t Wonder Woman Get Any Oscar Nominations?
vulture
January 24, 2018

It was a good day for blockbusters at the Academy Awards, as populist hits like Get Out, Dunkirk, and Logan all managed significant Oscar nominations. So why was Wonder Woman, a true summer phenomenon that made more money than any of those movies, unable to score a single Oscar nod?

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I’m a sexual consent educator. Here’s what’s missing in the Aziz Ansari conversation.
Vox
January 22, 2018

How demanding female sexual pleasure makes us all better at understanding consent.

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Don’t Call Her a Victim: After Surviving Opioids, Nan Goldin Goes After the Makers
The New York Times
January 22, 2018

A photographer who kicked her OxyContin addiction fights on the front lines against the scourge that recalls H.I.V. And she has begun to draw a response.

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Hollywood Execs Formed a Sexual Harassment Commission Led By Anita Hill
vulture.com
December 16, 2017

Hollywood Execs, including Kathleen Kennedy, formed a sexual harassment commission to fight gender inequity and other problems in the workplace.

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Someone Tried to Sell Sia’s Nudes, So She Gave Them Away for Free
Vulture
November 10, 2017

Earlier this evening on Twitter, the performer posted a blurry image of the back of her naked body. She included the caption:

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