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The Strange Brands In Your Instagram Feed
It all started with an Instagram ad for a coat, the West Louis (TM) Business-Man Windproof Long Coat to be specific. It looked like a decent camel coat, not…
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yesterday
How To Kill A Possum
The morning after, as I filled a 10-gallon bucket with water, trying to keep my favorite work dress and fancy Swedish clogs from getting splashed with the hose,…
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yesterday
Tesla Model 3: The First Serious Review
Sorry, we couldn't display this piece of content for you. You can see the full article here ! (Disclaimer: I don't own a Tesla. I don't derive any benefits from…
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2 days ago
Biodiversity isn’t just pretty: it future-proofs our world – Elizabeth Boakes | Aeon Ideas
North American bison roam the Lamar Valley in Montana. Photo by Neal Herbert/Flickr A small boy hauls enthusiastically on his fishing rod. The line flies up and…
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2 days ago
The Response to the Hawaii False Alarm Can’t End With Firing Someone
Saturday, you might have seen the news about a “false alarm” push alert that was sent to many iPhones and other smart phones in Hawaii. An alert was also sent…
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3 days ago
Uber’s Secret Tool for Keeping the Cops in the Dark
In May 2015 about 10 investigators for the Quebec tax authority burst into Uber Technologies Inc. ’s office in Montreal. The authorities believed Uber had…
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5 days ago
I Made the Pizza Cinnamon Rolls from Mario Batali’s Sexual Misconduct Apology Letter – The Everywhereist
Posted in: Nothing to Do With Travel , Personal Essay Last night, I made cinnamon rolls. I’m not a huge fan of cinnamon rolls, per se, but this recipe was…
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5 days ago
In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, thousands of Puerto Ricans have sought refuge in Chicago. Here's what one woman had to navigate to get her family settled.
By Martha Bayne Photography by Michelle Kanaar “I thought we were going to die.” By the time Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico on the morning of September 20,…
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5 days ago
The Encylopedia of the Missing
From the outside, it’s just another mobile home in a neighborhood of mobile homes on the northwest side of Fort Wayne, Indiana. There’s the same carport, the…
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5 days ago
I Started the Media Men List
In October, I created a Google spreadsheet called “Shitty Media Men” that collected a range of rumors and allegations of sexual misconduct, much of it violent,…
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6 days ago
Living with Slenderman | Hazlitt
All illustrations by Vicki Nerino 1. According to court documents, the little girls had been planning the kill since Christmastime. The original idea was to do…
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7 days ago
The secret to understanding Kamala Harris
Looking for news you can trust? Subscribe to our free newsletters. Max-o-matic Down road 22 in Chowchilla, behind a wall of trees, impossibly green despite the…
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8 days ago
A Few Crucial Instances of Grace – Dave Eggers – Medium
Insight and justice at the end of the worst year in American political history. We must be grateful for the smallest of blessings. Last week I saw and heard…
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10 days ago
Trashed: Inside the Deadly World of Private Garbage Collection — ProPublica
Shortly before 5 a.m. on a recent November night, a garbage truck with a New York Yankees decal on the side sped through a red light on an empty street in the…
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12 days ago
Whence comes nihilism, the uncanniest of all guests? – Lou Keep | Aeon Ideas
Metis as subak . The traditional Balinese irrigation system for rice farmers. Courtesy Wikipedia Friedrich Nietzsche was most famously concerned with the…
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15 days ago
The teen couldn’t bear life anymore. So he called police with a chilling threat.
Jessica Newburn saw his text appear just as she turned on her phone that fall morning at 5:54, and with the message came relief. Her best friend was still…
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17 days ago
The Teens Trapped Between a Gang and the Law
Many victims of MS-13 came to the United States as unaccompanied minors. Illustration by R. Kikuo Johnson Audio: Listen to this story. To hear more feature…
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18 days ago
Shattered Glass
Stephen Glass. F/Stop Studio. Nothing in Charles Lane’s 15 years of journalism, not the bitter blood of Latin America, nor war in Bosnia, nor the difficult…
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19 days ago
The Facebook Team Helping Regimes That Fight Their Opposition
Under fire for Facebook Inc. ’s role as a platform for political propaganda, co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has punched back, saying his mission is above…
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20 days ago
The Story Behind Sarasota's Dolphin Tower's Near-Collapse
By the time you’re reading this, Charlotte Ryan, a retired psychotherapist from New Jersey, will have accomplished what Sisyphus never did. She’ll have pushed…
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21 days ago
If work dominated your every moment would life be worth living? – Andrew Taggart | Aeon Ideas
Workers Leaving the Factory Lithograph, 1903 by Théophile Alexandre Steinlen. Image courtesy www.famsf.org Listen here 0:00 0:00 Brought to you by curio.io , an…
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28 days ago
‘Will They Take Me, Too?’
B ecause she didn’t know what to tell her children, she tried not to tell them anything. When they asked where their father was, she gave flimsy excuses: Yes,…
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4 weeks ago
The State of the Unions
LENA AFRIDI is trained in urban planning and has written about and organized around work, cities, and race for over 10 years. Her work has been featured in Al…
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4 weeks ago
The Myth of Vladimir Putin the Puppet Master
I. The Hack The large, sunny room at Volgograd State University smelled like its contents: 45 college students, all but one of them male, hunched over…
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5 weeks ago
OTL: The making of The University of Adidas at Louisville
This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's Dec. 25 'Tis The Season Issue ON THE MORNING of Sept. 26, more than two dozen Adidas employees gathered inside a gym…
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5 weeks ago
Bill McKibben: Winning Slowly Is the Same as Losing
If we don't win very quickly on climate change, then we will never win. That's the core truth about global warming. It's what makes it different from every…
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6 weeks ago
What Do We Do with the Art of Monstrous Men?
Still from Woody Allen’s Manhattan Roman Polanski, Woody Allen, Bill Cosby, William Burroughs, Richard Wagner, Sid Vicious, V. S. Naipaul, John Galliano, Norman…
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7 weeks ago
The roots of infanticide run deep, and begin with poverty – Sandra Newman | Aeon Essays
If there’s one thing we can still agree on in this era of political polarisation, it is that the life of a child is sacred. A mass shooting, air strike or…
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7 weeks ago
How the sandwich consumed Britain | The long read
T he invention of the chilled packaged sandwich, an accessory of modern British life which is so influential, so multifarious and so close to hand that you are…
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7 weeks ago
Three Days After the Deadliest Shooting in Modern American History, I Fired a Handgun for the First Time
I knew there was an element of this experiment that was playing with fire. I knew I was carrying around the power to kill anyone I saw. Rob Dobi T hree days…
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7 weeks ago
[Report] | "I am Here Only for Working", by William T. Vollmann | Harper's Magazine
But the exercise of labor is the worker’s own life-activity, the manifestation of his own life. . . . He works in order to live. He does not even reckon labor…
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8 weeks ago
The Nationalist's Delusion
T HIRTY YEARS AGO, nearly half of Louisiana voted for a Klansman, and the media struggled to explain why. It was 1990 and David Duke, the former grand wizard of…
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8 weeks ago
What the idea of civilisational ‘collapse’ says about history – Guy Middleton | Aeon Essays
There’s a common story of how the Maya civilisation was wiped out: they fell foul of unstoppable climate change. Several periods of extreme drought withered…
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8 weeks ago
How One Woman's Digital Life Was Weaponized Against Her
The first time the police arrived on her doorstep, in March of 2015, Courtney Allen was elated. She rushed to the door alongside her dogs, a pair of eager…
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9 weeks ago
Star Wars Battlefront 2's Single-Player Campaign on Xbox One Has Some Major Bugs
So far most of the conversation around Star Wars Battlefront 2 has concerned the loot boxes and high cost of unlocking heroes . But the version I've been…
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9 weeks ago
The Tech Industry’s Gender-Discrimination Problem
Almost half the women who get tech jobs eventually leave the field, more than double the percentage of men who do so. Illustration by Anna Parini Audio: Listen…
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9 weeks ago
How Facebook Figures Out Everyone You've Ever Met
In real life, in the natural course of conversation, it is not uncommon to talk about a person you may know. You meet someone and say, “I’m from Sarasota,” and…
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9 weeks ago
Why we should bury the idea that human rituals are unique – Paige Madison | Aeon Essays
A mysterious cache of bones, recovered from a deep chamber in a South African cave, is challenging long-held beliefs about how a group of bipedal apes developed…
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9 weeks ago
Fake Friends and Family for Hire
Money may not be able to buy love, but here in Japan, it can certainly buy the appearance of love—and appearance, as the dapper Ishii Yuichi insists, is…
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10 weeks ago
Waiting for the End of the World - Los Angeles Review of Books
EARLY IN THE Manhunt: Unabomber miniseries, which first aired on the Discovery Channel in the summer of 2017, there’s a scene where Jim Fitzgerald (played by…
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10 weeks ago
Harvey Weinstein’s Army of Spies
Illustration by Adam Maida; Source Photographs by Lenny/IPA/REX/Shutterstock (Argento); Paul Sancya / AP (McGowan); Charles Eshelman / FilmMagic / Getty…
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10 weeks ago
Is it too late to save the world? Jonathan Franzen on one year of Trump's America
I f an essay is something essayed – something hazarded, not definitive, not authoritative; something ventured on the basis of the author’s personal experience…
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10 weeks ago
Which is more fundamental: processes or things? – Celso Vieira | Aeon Ideas
Neither half-full nor half-empty. Courtesy Wikipedia Published in association with American Philosophical Association an Aeon Partner Edited by Sam Dresser…
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10 weeks ago
The Convert
L ate on an August night in 2013, Tania Joya found herself stranded with her husband and three young sons in a Turkish city not far from the border with Syria.…
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10 weeks ago
The Russian Spies Who Fooled Seattle
Before hackers tried to sway the 2016 election or word spread that our new president might be compromised, a peculiar couple resided on Seattle’s Capitol Hill.…
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10 weeks ago
Greta Gerwig’s Radical Confidence
G reta Gerwig once peed her pants during a math test. She was in seventh grade, it was a new school, the test was a placement exam and she didn’t know the…
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10 weeks ago
“No Fatties”: When Healthcare Hurts
Kasey Smith began gaining weight as a teenager. The numbers on the scale started increasing overnight, and no matter how few calories she consumed, they…
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11 weeks ago
Does the flow of heat help us understand the origin of life? – Jeremy England | Aeon Essays
Living things are so impressive that they’ve earned their own branch of the natural sciences, called biology. From the perspective of a physicist, though, life…
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11 weeks ago
Why the idea that the world is in terminal decline is so dangerous – Jeremy Adelman | Aeon Ideas
The Fire of Rome by Hubert Robert, c 1771. Courtesy Musée d'Art Moderne André Malraux, Le Havre Edited by Sam Haselby Republish Terms You may republish this…
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11 weeks ago
How to Make Yourself Work When You Just Don’t Want To
There’s that project you’ve left on the backburner – the one with the deadline that’s growing uncomfortably near. And there’s the client whose phone call you…
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11 weeks ago
Promethea Unbound
Mike Mariani A child genius raised in poverty, she wanted to change the world. Then a horrific act of violence nearly destroyed her. One The Atavist Magazine,…
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11 weeks ago
The Last Days of the Leather Fortress | Hazlitt
Amber Ivy and Tommy Pistol. Photos courtesy of Kink.com, directed by Maitresse Madeline Marlowe. Mickey Mod and I are walking around the San Francisco Armory…
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11 weeks ago
Donald Trump’s Perpetual-Validation Machine
When the young Bismarck left St. Petersburg after his four-year stint at the Prussian embassy, he had the following verdict engraved on a ring: LA RUSSIE, C'EST…
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11 weeks ago
The Uncanny Resurrection of Dungeons & Dragons
In 2017, Dungeons & Dragons, a game played outside the realm of the Internet, can feel slightly rebellious, or at least pleasantly out of place. Illustration by…
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11 weeks ago
When Staying In The Trump Administration Is Worse Than Leaving It
OCTOBER 25, 2017 Four Quitters Walk Into a Bar... To swap war stories from an administration they couldn’t serve for one more minute. INTERVIEW BY LYDIA…
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11 weeks ago
On Safari in Trump's America
Want to receive exclusive insights from The Atlantic—while supporting a sustainable future for independent journalism? Join our new membership program, The…
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12 weeks ago
Why Do So Many Moms Feel So Bad About Themselves?
Giving birth to her first child at home without medication was a foregone conclusion for Margaret Nichols. Pain would yield to will, and that would be that.…
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12 weeks ago
What constitutes an individual organism in biology? – Derek J Skillings | Aeon Essays
When she was two years old, I took my daughter to the American Museum of Natural History for the first time. As we strolled through the displays of taxidermy…
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12 weeks ago
The Family That Built an Empire of Pain
An addiction specialist said that the Sacklers’ firm, Purdue Pharma, bears the “lion’s share” of the blame for the opioid crisis. Illustration by Ben Wiseman…
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12 weeks ago
When the Revolution Came for Amy Cuddy
I first met Amy Cuddy in January, soon after she moved into a new office at the Harvard School of Public Health. Cuddy was, at the time, officially on the…
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12 weeks ago
The War To Sell You A Mattress Is An Internet Nightmare | Fast Company
One day in the spring of 2016 I mentioned to a friend that I needed a new mattress. Mine was a sunken hand-me-down that had become about as comfortable as…
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october 2017
Joni Mitchell: Fear of a Female Genius
In one of the golden, waning years of the 1960s, Chuck Mitchell told his young wife to read Saul Bellow’s novel Henderson the Rain King . It was not a gesture…
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october 2017
The Danger of President Pence
Stephen Bannon, the former White House strategist, worries that Pence would “be a President that the Kochs would own.” Illustration by Todd St. John On…
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october 2017
Death at a Penn State Fraternity
At about 3 p.m. on Friday, February 3, Tim Piazza, a sophomore at Penn State University, arrived at Hershey Medical Center by helicopter. Eighteen hours…
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october 2017
Dear Olive Garden, Never Change
In the fall of 1889, when he was 41 years old, the painter Paul Gauguin was brutally, furiously alone. Famous now for his saturated, almost hallucinatory…
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october 2017
Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr. Were Close to Being Charged With Felony Fraud — ProPublica
The Trump Administration The 45th President and His Administration This article is a collaboration between ProPublica, WNYC and The New Yorker and is not…
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october 2017
The Mayo Mogul
O n a recent Friday morning, Josh Tetrick, the 37-year-old CEO and co-founder of Hampton Creek, fixed his unblinking blue eyes on a job candidate. The pair was…
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october 2017
Liberalism is Dead
Liberalism is dead. Like other dead historical forms, for example Christianity or cinema, liberalism lumbers around zombie-like, continuing to define lives and…
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september 2017
To understand Kid Rock’s politics, we attempted to go to all six of his shows at Little Caesars Arena
Let me be clear: This is not a matter of taste. "You should be vaccinated," a friend warned. "You should be institutionalized," suggested another. "Why the fuck…
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september 2017
When ‘Not Guilty’ is a Life Sentence
D espite Ann’s determination to betray no emotion, a drop of sweat rolled down her temple as a guard painstakingly examined her lunch items. That Sunday…
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september 2017
The Case Against Civilization
A life of hunting and gathering had advantages over one of farming and settlement. Illustration by Golden Cosmos Science and technology: we tend to think of…
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september 2017
Why Buddhism is True
Darwin and the Buddha agree on the problem, says evolutionary psychologist Robert Wright. The Buddha solved it. From the November 2017 Lion’s Roar magazine.…
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september 2017
Is Health Care a Right?
A right doesn’t distinguish between the deserving and the undeserving, and, for many in my Ohio home town, that rankled. Illustration by Geoff McFetridge Is…
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september 2017
If The U.S. Adopts The G.O.P.’s Health-Care Bill, It Would Be an Act of Mass Suicide
There is not a single metric of health or health care that the Graham-Cassidy plan—co-sponsored by Senator Lindsey Graham, of South Carolina—makes better.…
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september 2017
The First White President
It is insufficient to state the obvious of Donald Trump: that he is a white man who would not be president were it not for this fact. With one immediate…
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september 2017
The Trials of a Muslim Cop
After September 11, 2001, Bobby Hadid thought, I want to move this country forward. Becoming a police officer sounded like “paradise on earth,” he said.…
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september 2017
How a polymath transformed our understanding of information – Rob Goodman & Jimmy Soni | Aeon Essays
Just what is information? For such an intuitive idea, its precise nature proved remarkably hard to pin down. For centuries, it seemed to hover somewhere in a…
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august 2017
The school beneath the wave: the unimaginable tragedy of Japan’s tsunami
T he earthquake that struck Japan on Friday 11 March 2011 was the fourth most powerful in the history of seismology. It knocked the Earth six and a half inches…
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august 2017
How Socialists Can Fight for Single Payer
In Bernie Sanders’s wake, the socialist left has experienced a historic resurgence. The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), which now counts over 25,000…
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august 2017
Nobody Knows What Lies Beneath New York City
Before a single raindrop fell, Alan Leidner knew the waters could rise and throw the city into darkness. On this point, the maps were as clear as a crystal…
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august 2017
United we stand: Charlottesville says no to hate - C-VILLE Weekly
It was the day that kept getting worse. The weekend from hell. Like many of you, C-VILLE Weekly is still processing Saturday’s violation from ill-intentioned…
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august 2017
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