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Le temps des génération X et Y

Now we have entered a period when these two generations are having a major impact on politics. This is a moment, comparable to the one when the Greatest Generation (New Deal and World War II) came of age or the Baby Boom generation (1960s and 1970s) reached maturity and forced the parties to adjust and […]

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Joe le Nu

One hundred years ago, Joe Knowles stripped down to his jockstrap, said goodbye to civilization, and marched off into the woods to prove his survival skills. He was the reality star of his day. For eight weeks, rapt readers followed his adventures in the Boston Post, for whom he was filing stories on birch bark. […]

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Le courage d’un fils

The real example of courage in this story, however, comes from Portman’s son Will, who is twenty-one years old. Will Portman came out to his parents over two years ago. Imagine what it was like to be a Yale freshman (as he was at the time), coming to terms with your sexual orientation and having […]

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The woman inside

With Bea, I just remember how vulnerable she was. She had this gruff exterior. But the truth is, if you told her a sad story, she could be reduced to tears, quickly. She had a lot of emotions inside. And her persona was one of someone strong and gruff. But that’s not who the woman […]

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Poser de meilleures questions

Aujourd’hui, dans la mort, son refus du compromis prend un nouveau visage. C’était un idéaliste, et ses nombreux projets —achevés et inachevés— sont un témoignage des barrières qu’il avait mises à bas et de celles qu’il tentait de repousser. C’est l’héritage d’Aaron Swartz: quand il pensait que quelque chose était cassé, il essayait de réparer. […]

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Pink Washing aux Oscars

The Academy is supposedly a trade group, and yet it devoted its opening number to degrading a good part of its membership. And who knows what the Los Angeles Gay Men’s Chorus thought that it was doing by serving as MacFarlane’s backup singers, but it’s hard not to wonder what the rhetorical point was meant […]

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Le désastre de la mine de sel du lac Peigneur

Une carotte de trop et le lac s’est vidé dans la mine, comme une baignoire où les petits canards en plastique seraient des cargos. [via]

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Undiscussed

Ideally, racism online should be countered by real, in-person conversations between the offender and a more enlightened friend, family member, teacher, neighbor—someone, anyone who can explain what’s wrong about hating someone for being different than you. Oftentimes, however, those people don’t exist or aren’t around at the right moment, and the rest of the Internet-using […]

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Uncle Poodle est séropositif (et a envoyé son ex en prison)

Dino: Lee, when did you find out about your HIV status? Lee: I was adamant about getting my HIV status checked on a regular basis. On March 16, 2012, I tested negative. Then, in May of 2012 my test results came back positive. I knew it had been my boyfriend who infected me. I later […]

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Hillary présidente

Pendant que Susan Rice bagarre, Hillary Clinton fait sa tournée d’adieux. Il n’est pas prévu qu’elle quitte son poste avant l’investiture du 21 janvier (pour autant que son successeur soit confirmé par le sénat), mais le tout-Washington se l’arrache. (…) — “La diplomatie et le développement ne sont pas toujours prestigieux”, a-t-elle dit, en citant […]