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The Media’s 10 Rules of Hate

by Matt Taibbi | Jul 7, 2019 | Media, Politics

Pick up any major newspaper, or turn on any network television news broadcast. The political orientation won’t matter. It could be Fox or MSNBC, The Washington Post or The Washington Times. You’ll find virtually every story checks certain boxes. Call them the 10 rules of hate. After generations of doing the opposite, when unity and […]

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Greta Thunberg

The New Generation of Climate Activists Are Media-Savvy Teens

by WS Editors | May 23, 2019 | Culture, Environment

Greta Thunberg was 15 when she initiated a school strike for the climate last fall outside the Swedish Parliament. Her protest, known as Fridays for Future, has since spread across the globe and has now arrived in the United States. Greta posted this call to action on YouTube. We are on a school strike for […]

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Rapture and Outcry: On Barry Jenkins’s Stirring If Beale Street Could Talk

by Cyrus Cassells | May 21, 2019 | Culture

As rapturously stylized and romantic as an urban Romeo and Juliet, streaked with social clashes and yearning, Barry Jenkins’s soulful adaptation of James Baldwin’s poignant 1970s novel If Beale Street Could Talk accomplishes so much with stirring music, color, and city-that-never-sleeps atmosphere that the film becomes an irresistible ballad of young black love and hardship. […]

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Patricia Spears Jones

Living Room

by Patricia Spears Jones | May 20, 2019 | Poetry

Patricia Spears Jones is a Brooklyn-based African-American poet. Her most recent collection, A Lucent Fire: New and Selected Poems, was a finalist for the Poetry Society of America’s 2016 William Carlos Williams Prize, as well as for the Paterson Poetry Prize. Her earlier books include Painkiller (Tia Chucha Press, 2010), Femme du Monde (Tia Chucha […]

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Ellen Hinsey

A Concise Biography of Tyranny

by Ellen Hinsey | Apr 16, 2019 | Poetry

Ellen Hinsey is a Paris-based poet, translator, and political thinker in the tradition of Hannah Arendt. Her four books of poetry are Cities of Memory, a winner of the Yale Younger Poets Prize, The White Fire of Time, Update on the Descent, and The Illegal Age (2018), which explores themes of fascism and unraveling democracy. […]

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