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This Writer Spent Eight Years Investigating Every Claim Made About Pit Bulls, So Of Course She’s Met With Death Threats At Every Turn

21 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“After voluminous research, Dickey came to the conclusion that the venom of the haters, who themselves possess the uncontrollable obsession with violence they ascribe to their canine target, is aimed not at these dogs but rather at the cypher of their stereotyped owner.”

NBC FREAK-OUT: BREXIT = ‘FEAR, XENOPHOBIA, RACISM,’ ‘THREATENS WESTERN CIVILIZATION:’ Appea…

NBC FREAK-OUT: BREXIT = ‘FEAR, XENOPHOBIA, RACISM,’ ‘THREATENS WESTERN CIVILIZATION:’ Appearing on NBC’s Today, analyst and Daily Beast editor Christopher Dickey launched into a tirade against Britain’s vote to leave the European Union: “…they claim it says, right off the bat, is that they were tired of all the bureaucracy of the European Union, they […]

Dogs of War: Bronwen Dickey on Pit Bulls

There is no reason why anyone should live in a place where animal control officers can come to your house and seize your dog and euthanize your dog based on the way it looks when it hasn’t done anything wrong. The post Dogs of War: Bronwen Dickey on Pit Bulls appeared first on The Millions.

Decatur Book Festival keynote announced

Friends and family of Pat Conroy, author of Prince of Tides and The Great Santini, will pay tribute to him at the Decatur Book Festival. Family friends Rick Bragg, Ron Rash, and Bronwen Dickey will share the stage with Conroy’s wife Cassandra King Conroy and daughter Melissa Conroy, both authors, for a keynote remembrance.…

Why the Dickey Amendment, a Potent GOP Weapon to Shut Down the Gun Debate, Must Go

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

As I argued yesterday, one of the most dangerous refrains we hear every time guns are used to kill people is: “Don’t politicize this tragedy!” It is so dangerous because it has become an effective way to silence the conversation on… Read The post Why the Dickey Amendment, a Potent GOP Weapon to Shut Down the Gun Debate, Must Go appeared first on Towleroad.

Donaldson's Homer and Triple Lead Jays Past Tigers 7-2

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Josh Donaldson had three hits, including a three-run homer and a triple, and R.A. Dickey won consecutive starts for the first time since last summer, helping the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Detroit Tigers 7-2 Wednesday to avoid a three-game sweep.

Adverb Showdown!

At Slate, Colin Dickey counters Christian Lorentzen’s strident New York Mag diatribe “Could We Just Lose Adverbs (Already)” with his own similarly strident “Adverbs Are Overwhelmingly, Indisputably The Best Part of Speech.” Writes Dickey: …Lorentzen is more nuanced and reflective than to call for an outright ban, and by essay’s end, he has arrived at […]

Dickey takes no-hitter into 6th, Jays stop Bogaerts, Bosox

BOSTON (AP) — R.A. Dickey took a no-hit bid into the sixth inning and the Toronto Blue Jays stopped Xander Bogaerts’ 26-game hitting streak and the Boston Red Sox, 5-2 Friday night. Bogaerts went 0 for 3 and walked twice, with the Fenway Park crowd doing when he didn’t see a strike in the eighth […]

Adverbs Are Cheap? That’s Ridiculously Wrong-Headed

3 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Colin Dickey: “Who will speak on the adverb’s behalf? For once again, it would seem, it is under attack. … We desperately lack a full-throated defense of this runt of the grammatical litter. We need an outright celebration of adverbs, and it is that celebration that I offer – stridently, boisterously, unapologetically.”

Pit Bulls: The Psychology of Breedism, Fear, and Prejudice

Bronwen Dickey's new book "Pit Bull: The Battle Over an American Icon" is a thorough analysis of how these highly variable dogs became transformed into dangerous fiends.

Foreign Entanglements: Taiwan

On the latest episode of Foreign Entanglements, Natalie speaks with Lauren Dickey about Taiwan and China policy: Share

"Attacks on Women's Health Will Not Be Tolerated": Reflections on the 2016 Colorado General Assembly

As a former Member of the Colorado House of Representatives from Aurora, it was my distinct honor to accompany Colorado's Speaker of the House, Dickey Lee Hullinghorst, onto the floor for the 2016 General Assembly Opening Day in January. Show More Summary

Fear, loathing, and the mythology of the pit bull: Bronwen Dickey on America’s most divisive dog

If you think you know pit bulls, think again. In Pit Bull: The Battle Over an American Icon, Bronwen Dickey explores humankind’s relationship with the dog that’s been, at various times, abused, coveted, maligned, celebrated, and, in almost a thousand communities throughout the United States, banned.

Dickey Helps Blue Jays Beat Rangers Again, 5-0

last monthSports / Baseball : Bats

R.A. Dickey tossed eight innings, Edwin Encarnacion and Troy Tulowitzki homered and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Texas Rangers 5-0 on Friday night.

Remembering The Epic New York Times Correction On 'The Hobbit' Name Of R.A. Dickey's Baseball Bat

What happens when you take knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, the incorrect naming of one of his bats based on J.R.R. Tolkien in a New York Times story? How about one of the most epic corrections in the history of the NYT.

Freeing Dogs With Fences

Excerpted from Pit Bull, by Bronwen Dickey, available now from Random House. A month or so after Sean and I adopted Nola, I met a woman named Lori Hensley. We were standing in line at a local theater making casual conversation when she mentioned that she directed a local nonprofit called the Coalition to Unchain Dogs. Show More Summary

12 Straight Months of Record Gun Sales

All thanks to Obama, who happens to be the best gun salesman despite (or due to) his gun control rhetoric. Photo by Ryan Dickey

‘Poor Boy’ Clip: Fear & Loathing & Misfits In The Desert – Tribeca

Robert Scott Wildes’ debut feature film Poor Boy has its world premiere next week at the Tribeca Film Festival in the Viewpoints section. Lou Taylor Pucci, Dov Tiefenbach, Michael Shannon, Dale Dickey, Pat Healy, Amy Ferguson, Amanda...Show More Summary

Donaldson Homers as Blue Jays Beat Rays 5-3

3 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Josh Donaldson, Michael Saunders and Josh Thole homered to help R.A. Dickey and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3 on Monday night.

Out of Marion/Back to Trail

Got a break out of motel in Marion when Chris and Dave McKay out of Oh spotted me in lobby getting ready to call a cab to get us to art 16 to hitch back to Dickey’s gap. Chris asked if I was an AT hiker and after a short conversation she indicated she and......

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