Last week, 17 people, most of them teenagers, were shot dead at a Florida school. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School now joins the ranks of Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech, Columbine and too many other sites of American carnage. What do these shootings have in common? Guns, yes. But also, boys.
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White folks would ask Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor the weirdest questions. They noticed that she called herself a “Geechee girl” in her 1970 cookbook-memoir, Vibration Cooking: or, the Travel Notes of a Geechee Girl.
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The BuzzFeed network, owned by Kenneth Lerer and Jonah Peretti and home of the lowest testosterone levels on the Internet, now focuses on segments trying to normalise the lives of the deranged male and female prostitutes selling themselves on camera.
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It’s one of the most hotly contested areas of dieting: How much do carbohydrates matter when it comes to weight loss? If you ask a number of celebrities and authors of diet books, it’s pasta, bread, and cookies that stand between you and a svelte physique.
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Alex Miller’s spare room had been on Craigslist for two weeks when, last March, she got the call she’d been waiting for. The man at the other end identified himself as Jed Creek.
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Black America is coming up to a precipice. On February 16th, Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther was released in theatres nationwide.
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Marvel has hit big with a movie that leads with the artistry of its storytelling and the diversity of its characterization. Hollywood would do well to take notice. Over the last few years, a lot of pernicious Hollywood myths about what movies are “marketable” have been shattered.
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