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Chuck Palahniuk Reads His Latest Book “Fight Club 4 Kids”

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Chuck Palahniuk has written some seriously twisted books over the years. I’ve read Fight Club, Choke, and Invisible Monsters. The thought of him writing a children’s book is simply… horrifying. I have to admit though that while horrifying it is also, at the same time undeniably intriguing. So when I saw this video of Palahniuk […]

McKinney, Texas and the Hypervisible Invisibility of Black Children

After seeing the footage of what occurred at a pool party in McKinney, Texas, and after seeing numerous attempts of newscasters and Twitter users alike to excuse the cop in question for his actions because he was "intimidated by theShow More Summary

McKinney, Texas and the Hypervisible Invisibility of Black Children

After seeing the footage of what occurred at a pool party in McKinney, Texas, and after seeing numerous attempts of newscasters and Twitter users alike to excuse the cop in question for his actions because he was "intimidated by theShow More Summary

TV Club: The Whispers: “Hide And Seek”

“Hide And Seek” is preoccupied with maps. Drill, the ominous invisible presence manipulating children into acts of murder and terrorism, makes Henry Bennigan (Kyle Harrison Breitkopf) promise not to tell his mother and grandmother about his restored hearing, but Henry almost spills the secret when he sneaks in a Blue’s Clues-style show after bedtime. Show More Summary

When Marnie Was There Starts Slow, But You’ll Be Crying by the End

“In this world, there’s an invisible magic circle,” our heroine Anna, 12, tells us at the beginning of the new Japanese animated film When Marnie Was There, based on Joan G. Robinson’s 1967 children’s book. “There’s inside, and there’s outside.” Judging by the forlorn way she looks at her schoolmates playing... More »

Traveling When Your Child Has an Invisible Disability

This piece originally appeared on Babble.com Summer is that magical time when the kids are out of school, the days are more relaxed and there are often opportunities to take a special family vacation. But for families with children who...Show More Summary

Live Event: Don't Miss Today's NY Ideas Panels On Race & "Invisible Children"

Maybe like me you missed this morning's #NYIdeas half hour chat with Eva Moskowitz and Amanda Ripley (was it any good?). Maybe (like me) you didn't make it to last night's invite-only roundtable dinner at the High Line Hotel including...Show More Summary

Children Love in Invisible Ways

Every morning when I get him up to eat and every night before I put him to bed, I tell my 11-week-old that I love him. I say it over and over and over, knowing that one day he will say those magical, heart-effectively-exploded wordsShow More Summary

Malaysia's invisible children

Undocumented and marginalised, the children of migrants face arrest, detention and possible death in Malaysia's Sabah.

Sabah's Invisible Children

101 East enters the world of Sabah's stateless children, who spend their lives on the run from authorities.

The Invisible Generation

Late one night in mid December, I stood in the check-out line at a Target store to purchase several children's toys for a holiday fundraiser. The line was moving slowly, and the people ahead of me were grumbling about the cashier's inability to move things along faster. Show More Summary

How having an undocumented parent hurts American children

It's often said that undocumented immigrants live "in the shadows," and that's true in at least two ways. Not only must they often hide their identities in order to work, but they are also largely invisible to researchers. Since it's so difficult to identify them in surveys, we know little about how they live, their health, their education, their finances, and […]

The Fight to End the Lord’s Resistance Army Violence

As the CEO of Invisible Children, I’ve always looked forward to the day when our organization would no longer be needed. That day is close.

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"They called me an unbeliever for defending democracy, which the Islamic State says is against the Koran."

Said Mohamed Taha Sabri, who is losing support at the House of Peace mosque in Berlin.“The Islamic State. It is like an invisible arm, coming to poison the wells where our children drink,” Sabri said. “We are losing something precious. Show More Summary

CEO of Invisible Children, the Group Behind 'Kony 2012' Documentary, Announces Organization Will Close Next Year

The controversial nonprofit group Invisible Children, which produced two influential documentaries that helped heighten awareness of the abduction and use of children as soldiers by the Lord's Resistance Army in the Ugandan civil conflict, has announced that it will officially close down by the end of 2015.

How I Became an Activist: Thank You Invisible Children

I was standing in line at Starbucks when I first learned about Invisible Children shutting down operations in the United States. I did not believe it. I honestly thought it was trolls spreading a rumor. As soon as I got to my office, I started searching for other sources to confirm what I had read. Show More Summary

Action Cascades Over Viral Videos

Invisible Children announced yesterday that it is closing its doors. You may not know the organization, but you almost certainly know their signature effort, the Kony 2012 video. The video is very long, 30  minutes, on an obscure topic and was an instant viral sensation. It now has over 100 million views on YouTube. The[...]

Calif. charity group behind ‘Kony 2012? campaign plans to close by the end of 2015

6 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Invisible Children, the San Diego-based charity that publicized the brutality of Ugandan rebel leader Joseph Kony through an online video that went viral, plans to wind down its operations and close by the end of 2015. In a statement posted on the group’s Facebook page, Chief Executive Ben...

Invisible Children, Group Behind Kony 2012, to Shut Down

The charity Invisible Children, most famous for releasing the wildly popular, and later wildly unpopular, viral video "Kony 2012," is significantly reducing its operations, and a spokeswoman for the group says it will probably not exist in any form once its workers in Africa are released. Show More Summary

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