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In Defense of Starbucks

My first reaction to hearing about Starbucks’ new campaign (and its embarrassingly clunky social media tie in – #racetogether) was a big, fat, resounding cringe. The accompanying media maelstrom is not the least bit surprising given the poor execution of what I feel, upon further reflection, is actually a pretty interesting idea. 330 more words


001. z & g


Three things: There was something I wanted to tell her, there was something I didn’t want to tell her, and there was something I couldn’t tell her. 616 more words


tanks outside of mesa.

“Alabama? Alabama Sunrise?” a voice crackled through a set of busted stock speakers. From the back cab of her truck, she lifts a tired hand across the center console reaching the receiver to her Peterbilt 5-channel CB radio and grumbled incoherently into the speaker. 1,325 more words

Cory Clark

The Quiet Tragedy of "Race Together"

If you’ve followed the news on race issues recently (or simply bought a cup of Starbucks coffee), you cannot avoid the discussion of “Race Together… 634 more words

Daryl Davis

Détours linguistiques

Moi- T’en veux-tu de la sauce? Oui ou non?

L’Enfant- Oui.

Moi- Oui “oui” ou oui “non”?

L’Enfant- Oui. Pas de sauce. 12 more words



I am sitting in a café, drinking coffee with my friends.

“The milk’s cold”, says Millie.

Barry rolls his eyes.

“Look, I did my best. Getting the espresso machine to work flattened my battery.” 114 more words