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Moonstruck's John Patrick Shanley Returns to Broadway With Autobiographical 'Prodigal Son'

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The award-winning playwright and director remembers his own adolescence in a new play, Prodigal Son.

The Wednesday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by broccoli.Recommended Reading:Amarie: [Content Note: Misogynoir; tone policing; gaslighting] My Fraught Relationship with the Adjective "Sweet"Anne: You Are HereChelsea: [CN: Transphobia; carcerality]...Show More Summary

Who Needs Handwriting?

Remember the torture of penmanship class when you were a kid? Now, how often do you take a pen to paper these days? If you’re like the average American, it’s been more than a month since you did. So why do we still bother teaching handwriting in school? The post Who Needs Handwriting? appeared first on Freakonomics.

Ian McKellen Gets Choked Up Reading Emotional Coming Out Letter

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Ian McKellen got emotional recently while reading aloud a coming-out letter for an audience.

Wilcoâ??s Music for Adulthood

These days, Jeff Tweedy takes the stage wearing a broad-brimmed white hat. Late in Wilco’s set at the Kings Theatre on Friday evening, he took the hat off. The crowd roared: that is, it issued the nearest approximation of a roar that...Show More Summary

Why I Have Hope For American Muslim Equality

At a time of rising anti-Muslim rhetoric and discrimination, communities nationwide are coming together to push back. This is the first in a series of blog posts meant to highlight this fight for equality and religious freedom. President Obama gave a milestone speech in defense of American Muslims and religious freedom at a mosque last week. Show More Summary

Fighting Poverty in the U.S. Today: Words But No War

Believe it or not as 2015 drew to a close and 2016 started, poverty became a hot topic again. In December, the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and the Brookings Institution (Brookings) released a report titled: Opportunity, Responsibility, and Security: A Consensus Plan for Reducing Poverty and Restoring the American Dream. Show More Summary

Flint Investigator: Officials Could Face Manslaughter Charges in Water Crisis

Todd Flood, a special counsel leading the probe into Flint’s water contamination emergency, told the press that his team is taking the case “very seriously.” Image: MSNBC / YouTube The post Flint Investigator: Officials Could Face Manslaughter Charges in Water Crisis appeared first on RH Reality Check.

The Speed of Life

Veritasium explores the phenomenon that time seems to speed up as we get older. Apparently, it has some relation to how novel things are when we’re younger, and the amount of mental energy we expend on things. There are ways to slow things down, but they’re not very pleasant.

American Communism, YouTube’s Middle Class, and 100 Days of Trump: Today’s Recommended Reading

Here at Flavorwire, we pride ourselves on not only writing some of the best content on the Internet, but keeping an eye on all of the great writing that other folks on the ‘Net are doing, too. …Read More

Mr. White! said in echo: Charting the Black(ness) by I. Augustus Durham

Mr. White! said in echo: Charting the Black(ness) by I. Augustus Durham | @imeanswhatisays | NewBlackMan (in Exile) In the liner notes for the last studio album Maurice White helped to executive produce for Earth, Wind and Fire, Illumination (Sanctuary, 2005), he wrote: The Message... Show More Summary

An Ode to SWV

I grew up in Frankfurt, Germany, as a military brat in the mid-80s and early ’90s. Those of us who grew up overseas had one channel to watch on television: AFN, which stands for the Armed Forces Network. We all watched the same cartoons, the same soap operas (General Hospital was followed by Guiding Light) and the same sitcoms and talk shows. Show More Summary

‘Deadpool’ Brings the Merc with a Mouth To Exquisite Life

See this anti-hero in action with all of the violence, comedy and other elements that make this character great There have only been a few anti-heroes in the Marvel universe and even less of them in the movies. Some would say Wolverine...Show More Summary

The “Root” of My Dad

The unlikely conversation with my dad that inspired the parent I hope I’ve become. The post The “Root” of My Dad appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Nearly Naked PETA Threesome to Bed Down in Hollywood

Wearing little more than underwear and bearing heart-shaped signs that read, “Vegans Make Better Lovers,” three female PETA supporters will bed down at a busy Hollywood intersection on Thursday.... The post Nearly Naked PETA Threesome to Bed Down in Hollywood appeared first on PETA.

Jim Obergefell and Andreja Pejic Get Real About the 'T' in LGBT

Jim Obergefell, a leading advocate for marriage equality, and the world's most famous trans model talk about the adversities faced by transgender people.

House passes bill requiring EPA actions on lead-laced water

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday easily passed a bill requiring federal environmental regulators to act faster when lead contamination is found in drinking water.

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