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A post-holiday bulletin: government fear-mongering makes us less prepared!

Summary:  We’ve survived yet another brush with death from terror, although we disregarded the barrage of warnings on cable news to wet our pants on command of the FBI. 565 more words

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Just don't do it

This week everyone’s been talking about an article in the Economist explaining how men’s use of language undermines their authority. According to the author, a senior manager at Microsoft, men have a bad habit of punctuating everything they say with sentence adverbs like ‘actually’, ‘obviously’, ‘seriously’ and ‘frankly’. 2,408 more words

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UK writer Debbie Cameron *just* has a couple thoughts on pathologizing women's speech, and the ways in which articles on how to talk in the workplace can reproduce patriarchy in subtle ways. Check out her article!

Germany's treatment of Greece shows what the Right wants us to become

Summary: The Greek-eurozone tale is a common one, much like that of America’s inner cities. As usual, the Right begins its tightening with the weak and poorly behaved. 1,040 more words


The Greek crisis shows Europe's 1% winning, just like their cousins in America

Summary: Previous posts reported economists’ explaining the roots of the Greek crisis, so unlike the simple morality play in the newspapers. This post looks at its politics, a narrative of victory by Europe’s 1%, a milestone on their 2-centuries-long quest to destroy the Left. 1,390 more words


Sylvester Stallone and the American Dream

Hollywood and the World

On the brink of his latest movie, the Rocky spinoff Creed, here’s a tribute to one of Hollywood’s greats.

Adored and elevated, despised and rejected, Michael Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone of the United States of America, has been, in his chequered career an actor, a writer and a director of no mean repute. 2,646 more words

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The Secret Life of Pets

Universal Pictures’ upcoming offering is a delightful glee ride for kids and adults alike.

For their fifth fully-animated feature-film collaboration, Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures present The Secret Life of Pets, a comedy about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day. 97 more words

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