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The Political Football of Abortion Includes Passively Refusing to Play: Kermit Gosnell and the Media

The recent media exposure of the Kermit Gosnell trial seems to be a story now because of its initial “lack” of coverage. The Atlantic’s Conor Friedersdorf, in his most recent column, “14 Theories for Why Kermit Gosnell’s Case Didn’t Get More Media Attention”, enumerates hypotheses ranging from a judge’s gag order to… » 4/17/13 2:20pm 4/17/13 2:20pm

"Everything Exploded" : Jack Kerouac's View of Allen Ginsberg (And Others)

Just how disenchanted Kerouac eventually became with [Allen] Ginsberg (as he became to a lesser extent with [William] Burroughs) can be seen in a decision he made in 1964 when he was broke and couldn't afford to put a headstone on his sister Nin's grave in Orlando: he turned down an invitation to appear in a film… » 4/10/13 8:07am 4/10/13 8:07am

Impossibilities: The Internet Lies to Me So Wonderfully

This photo alone is a tidy bit of visual primary historical documentation: three "Modern" femmes smoking pipes on a beach in seeming defiance of societal gender norms. The photo's historical relevance carries little weight for media farming, however. Independently, it would not generate enough interest to garner… » 4/08/13 11:08am 4/08/13 11:08am