Writing for the Atlantic Monthly, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and author Taylor Branch offers a powerful indictment of the hypocrisy built into college sports, where universities make billions off of athletes who are essentially working full-time jobs for free.
One morning, with a sudden burst of determination, you excavate your closet. Goodbye to the pants you hoped would fit again some day, the funky necklace you only wore once, the precariously high heels still nestled in their box. You throw it all into a big duffel bag or two, then haul it over ... More >>
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There's a really good commenters' thread going over at Serious Eats on the 60 Minutes Alice Waters interview. Reactions range from this:I appreciate her message, her commitment, etc. But one of the things that bugs me about her, whenever she addresses the cost- and time-prohibitive nature of living ... More >>
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