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The lost art of the public apology: How “shake it off” became the default celebrity response to scandal

Henry Rollins says he's deeply sorry for his comments about suicide. Why do such apologies seem so rare?

Playboy’s shockingly astute guide to avoiding street harassment

The magazine recently rebranded its website as SFW, but it might also be... feminist-y?

Stephen Colbert isn’t sorry for only having “one woman” writer

If only Colbert would discuss gender equality not just in his GOP-bashing, but in criticisms of his own show, too

Short men stay married longer than tall men — but tall men still “marry up”

Vanity and preoccupations with height have an unexpected effect on long-term relationships' power dynamics

Right-wing hawks want another war? Make them vote on it

Obama critics like Lindsey Graham are demanding a big old war plan. They may get one! And they should vote on it

Interview with Varavara Rao

‘Government Waging War Against Maoists at the Behest of Corporates’ President of the Viplava Rachayitala Sangham and convenor of the Forum for Alternative Politics Varavara Rao, in an interview with Anil Kumar, speaks about the ‘Janata Sarkar’ being implemented in the Dandakaranya region and the Maoist movement in the country. Q: What was [...]

World Popular Resistance Clippings 26/8/2014

Myanmar Workers Burn Car, Damage Factory During JB Riot KULAIJAYA – A group of Myanmar foreign workers set ablaze a Proton Iswara Aeroback and damaged a factory in a riot at Desa Perindustrian Kulai 2, Kelapa Sawit here this morning. It is learnt that the group of foreign workers had a misunderstanding with [...]

GOP campaign defends using image from James Foley’s murder in campaign ad

Allen Weh's spokeswoman sees nothing wrong with profiting off of the photojournalist's tragic death

Why Stephen Colbert beat out Fallon and Stewart for the Emmy

Sure, there were a few low points in Colbert's last year on Comedy Central. But he deserved the win

Bill O’Reilly gets schooled on white privilege by Megyn Kelly

The Fox News host, who once insisted Santa Claus is white, is surprisingly on-point when it comes to systemic bias

Sofia Vergara defends her objectifying moment, calls criticism “ridiculous”

Of her segment she said, "It means that somebody can be hot and also be funny and make fun of herself"

Elite schools are still mostly attended by wealthy people

There has been "virtually no change" in enrollment of low-income students between 1990 and 2012

Libertarians’ true identity revealed: Rich conservatives OK with gay people, basically

With Rand Paul and the "Libertarian Moment" allegedly arriving, a reminder of who really identifies as libertarian

Maureen Dowd’s Sorkin-esque mess: What’s behind her unreadable swipe at Obama’s golf game

The Times columnist leads the pundit class's vacant, meaningless criticism of the "optics" of presidential golfing

Al Sharpton does not have my ear: Why we need new black leadership now

Here's how the Rev's limitations were on display yesterday -- as he stood in a pulpit over Mike Brown’s casket

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