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Former Ag Secretaries Urge Congress to Pass TPA

A bipartisan group of former U.S. Agriculture Secretaries, representing all past administrations since President Jimmy Carter, issued an open letter on Friday urging Congress to pass Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). The former secretaries...Show More Summary

Debt Collective: ‘Corinthian Fifteen’ Demand Free College Education, Refuse To Pay Student Loans

The Debt Collective is a group of college students calling themselves the “Corinthian Fifteen” who are refusing to pay back their student loans. As part of this effort, the Debt Collective has written an open letter to the Department...Show More Summary

An Open Letter to Magic: Ric Bucher on the 'Bizarre' Behavior of His Former Hero

Magic Johnson is an NBA legend, as any product of the "Dream Team" era would know. He overcame HIV and became a businessman and showman off the court. But while he is more often in the news for his outspoken commentary than his business...Show More Summary

An Open Letter to the Artist Support System

Support is a funny thing. As an artist, 96% of our career is spent dealing with rejection. Rejection from friends, family, other artists and even the art world itself. Making a living from art can be a very long and lonely, misunderstood journey, especially in the beginning, and having a decent support system can help [...]Show More Summary

Forecast not as bleak in Windy City

CHICAGO -- It's that silly smile that creeps across your face when you realize that it only was a nightmare and you didn't show up late for a final exam after all. Or it's opening the ominous letter from the IRS to learn that you merely forgot to sign your tax forms.

The Physics of Sorrow review

The most recent addition to the complete review is my review of Georgi Gospodinov's The Physics of Sorrow, coming out soon from Open Letter Internationally acclaimed, this is definitely one of the most anticipated translations of the year.

Blurb ethics

Much as I love Open Letter's books, and thrilled as I was to see Georgi Gospodinov's The Physics of Sorrow, I do have to wonder about the prominent placement of this blurb on the (front) cover of the book: 'Well, how could you resist...Show More Summary

Inside the Poignant First Issue of Poland’s “Fathers Quarterly”

“One of my happiest memories was making a birthday cake with my father,” opens the editor’s letter in the inaugural edition of “Fathers Quarterly.” The Polish publication (written in English) is dedicated to memories such as… The post Inside the Poignant First Issue of Poland’s “Fathers Quarterly” appeared first on Selectism.

‘The good teachers are starting to leave’

Susan B. Barber has been teaching for the last seven years at Northgate High School in Cowan County, Georgia. In the following open compelling letter to new George State School Superintendent Richard Woods, Barber lays out how standardized test has affected teachers and students in her school, and asks that he find ways to give […]

How to Fix the New York Knicks: An Open Letter

NYC rapper Skyzoo has some thoughts. The post How to Fix the New York Knicks: An Open Letter appeared first on SLAMonline.

Hal Wootten: Why I Signed Up To The Open Letter In Defence Of Gillian Triggs

Royal Commissioner Hal Wootten comes to the defence of an honourable public servant maligned by base politics. 

An Open Letter to Every Girl Who Is Being Bullied

Dear Girls, I know that instant feeling of dread and doom when you realize another girl is spreading gossip and hateful words for everyone to hear. It's hard to describe accurately, but what comes to mind immediately is what it might feel like if you were drowning. Show More Summary

Benedict Cumberbatch honors 'Sherlock' superfan following her death

Following the tragic death of a 14-year-old "Sherlock" fan, star Benedict Cumberbatch sent an open letter to be read aloud at the girl's funeral.Eve Shepherd died Feb. 1 after struggling with her breathing, the Warrington Guardian reports. Show More Summary

An Open Letter To My Rapist

I hope one day you get what you deserve, because it’s coming.

News Roundup & Open Thread for Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015

Source: Stender won't seek reelection for LD22 Assembly seat According to the source, three factors are now in play: Stender was expected to hand in a letter stating she won't seek reelection to Union Dem Chair Jerry Green, Rahway'sShow More Summary

Mayor urged to adopt more populist PlaNYC

A coalition of unions and left-leaning activists are urging Mayor Bill de Blasio to create a "People's PlaNYC" before the Bloomberg-era sustainability plan expires in April. In an open letter to be... To view the full story, click the title link.

Comedian Tig Notaro Offers to Host 2016 Oscars in Hilarious Open Letter to Academy

4 days agoNews : Mediaite

Despite successful runs hosting the Tony and Emmy Awards, Neil Patrick Harris received generally bad reviews for his Oscar hosting duties this past weekend. And the show tanked in the ratings, dropping 14% from the previous year when Ellen DeGeneres did the honors.

Read Norman Parke's Challenging Open Letter to Joe Lauzon

Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC Norman “Stormin’” Parke is one of Ireland’s rising stars in the UFC. The 28-year-old lightweight was once an Irish National Judo champion and a freestyle wrestling champion—by 20 he had fully transitioned into MMA. Show More Summary

An Open Letter to My Mom and Black Women

Dear Mom, From the Jerame Reid killing stretching back to the Michael Brown killing, multiracial, intergenerational communities have proudly proclaimed that Black lives matter. But within our contemporary context "Black lives matter" seems to be associated only with Black men, young and old. Show More Summary

How Marvel And DC Ruined Reboots For Everybody, Especially Themselves

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Hey, guys! Sorry I was absent last week. As I mentioned, I was being attacked by a giant mutant crab-wolf (wifi went out) and I couldn't read your letters (was snowed in and couldn't drive anywhere) because I, uh... couldn't open my mailbag? (metaphor breaks down) Ah well, I'm back now. Let the mail madness begin! Read more...

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