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September 14, 2014

The Moment: Recapturing the Original Spark of the Movies

To be away -- on vacation, or simply gone missing -- is to learn anew the barbarous dislocations of our discourse. So, while I was in England for August, the Internet brought me first warnings of Oscar predictions for 2015! Films under consideration had not opened or been seen yet; several of them were far from... continue

September 13, 2014

Why Aren't Women Advancing at Work? Ask a Transgender Person

Fifty years after "The Feminine Mystique" and 40 years after Title IX, the question of why women lag in the workplace dogs researchers and lay people alike. While women are entering high-level professions at rates equal to men, they rise more slowly, and rarely advance to the top. Some suggest that... continue

September 12, 2014

The Org Chart of Evil: Understanding the Three Main Groups That Make Up Isil

In February 2012, a young, beefy Egyptian named Islam Yaken took a shirtless selfie and posted it on a Facebook competitor called vk.com. The picture wouldn't have attracted attention outside his circle of friends, were it not for the photos of himself he tweeted two years later. In that time, the Wahlberg wannabe... continue

September 07, 2014

Joan Rivers Didn't Care if You Liked It

Joan Rivers, feminist icon -- that's already the headline of a Time magazine obituary posted recently, and the sentiment has been echoed throughout my social media feeds since the famed comedienne died Thursday afternoon, Sept. 4, at the age of 81. It's a claim I would have found absurd 15 years ago, when, as a... continue

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