New Year… Slightly New Me?

Now that we’re on the second day of the new year, the confetti is cleaned up and bottles of champagne are recycled, it’s time to think about those infamous New Year Resolutions. Historically speaking, New Year Resolutions aren’t something I’ve stuck to. I get about four days in and start craving whatever food I said I would give up, or…

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How Greta Gerwig Is Leading by Example

[By Eliza Berman, Time] Greta Gerwig is standing at a corner in Chinatown, trying to figure out the way to Brooklyn. She’s spent nearly half her life in New York City, but we’re at that point in lower Manhattan where the grid devolves into a patchwork maze. After lunch in the West Village, she suggested—on this frigid February day, with…

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How to Raise a Boy

[By Will Leitch, The Cut] Sometime around 1987, my father tried to teach me how to shoot a gun. It was a Winchester Model 37, 20-Gauge shotgun that had been in the family for years but had been encouraged to be unpacked from mothballs by a fellow electrician who had a son about to enter high school like me, and it…

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The Gun-Control Debate Could Break America

[By David French, National Review] Last night, the nation witnessed what looked a lot like an extended version of the famous “two minutes hate” from George Orwell’s novel 1984. During a CNN town hall on gun control, a furious crowd of Americans jeered at two conservatives, Marco Rubio and Dana Loesch, who stood in defense of the Second Amendment. They mocked…

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We Need To Talk About How Toxic Masculinity Is Killing America

[By Ashley Alese Edwards, Refinery 29]   Following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, which left at least 17 students and faculty dead, the media followed its usual talking points: Liberal pundits called for gun control, conservatives sent “thoughts and prayers.” Many called for stronger security at schools, some even suggesting teachers should be armed. What…

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