Daily Archives: October 20, 2011

Modern Dating

Via the Awl: “After a first date on a Saturday night, if it gets past 11.48am on Monday without a text or call then there’s not much chance of a second outing, a survey has found.” Even better: “The three-day … Continue reading

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The best thing you will read today

Love Stories, by Phoebe Connelly in the Paris Review.

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Wednesday Oct. 26th: Debating Abortion Rights at Trinity College

On Wednesday Oct. 26th I’ll be at Trinity College in Dublin, debating the resolution “This House Believes Abortion is a Woman’s Choice” (you can probably guess which side I come down on). My sparring partner is Serrin Foster from Feminists … Continue reading

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The Back of the Bus

Didn’t an iconic figure in the American civil rights movement already take this one on? In many ways, the B110 bus that connects South Williamsburg and Borough Park seems like any other bus. It has a route number and blue … Continue reading

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“Balka: Women, HIV, and Drug Use in Ukraine” short harm reduction documentary

Boosting the signal on this 35-minute documentary. (Note: If you’re unfamiliar with the subject matter, then I recommend reading the short discussion guide when you watch it.) Description: The fall of the Soviet Union led to a surge in injecting … Continue reading

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Also: pink NFL jerseys

This book is dedicated … to those women who cope with kids six days a week and when it’s Daddy’s turn on Sunday–find him long gone to the stadium or equally long gone in front of the TV, watching football … Continue reading

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