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Why the Claims Neoliberals Make About Markets Are Wrong

By Ed Walker of You can follow him at Twitter at @MasaccioEW, and here’s his author page at Firedoglake. It is a truth universally acknowledged by all good citizens that markets are the only way to organize a society. The implication is that the role of government is to support and protect the operations […]

Barbara Pym and the New Spinster

“You’ll see it’s exactly like her novels. Everyone here is from their pages,” Laura Shapiro said, when I told her that this was my first time at the Barbara Pym Society’s annual North American conference. It was a Friday night in the...Show More Summary

Santa Clarita, California, 1930s

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars :

Facebook reader Chuck Simons directed us toward today’s carspotting photo, courtesy the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society’s page, where the administrators are looking for some help identifying the vehicles in the photo. What do you see here?

Atlas Shrugged: Bring Me a New Black Guy

Atlas Shrugged Part II: The Strike The most noticeable and jarring change between the first and second Atlas movies is that this one has an entirely new cast. This page from the Atlas Society explains why: Part 1 was shot in a rush to keep John Aglialoro’s rights from expiring, and the time pressure and [Read More...]

Night at the Museum: The Guggenheim Museum's Young Collectors Party

(Photos Courtesy of Cindy Ord, Getty Images) Excerpt from City Lately, New York Society Pages On Thursday, The Guggenheim Museum hosted its annual Young Collector's Party. The evening supported The Guggenheim Museum in its pursuit to procure works by emerging contemporary artists. Show More Summary

Fraternities’ sexism and racism can no longer hide in age of social media

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

It has not been a good week for frats – the all-male university societies named after Greek letters meant to provide students with a family-like support system. Sordid images were discovered on two private Facebook pages operated by members of Penn State fraternity Kappa Delta Rho, including some...

Page Six: Bruce Jenner Secretly Wore Women’s Clothing As A Teen

The sad part is going through decades of a life having to pretend because of what society expects of you. His shame over his secret obsession is what actually drove him to eventually become the world’s greatest athlete, winning an Olympic gold medal in the?? decathlon in the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, a source [...]

This Adorably Unusual Pit Bull-Dachshund Mix Is Real And Basically Means Unicorns Probably Exist

Just when you think you've seen it all -- think again. The Moultrie Colquitt County Humane Society in Georgia shared photos of a very special pup that's available for adoption on its Facebook page earlier this week. Rami, a delightful pit bull-dachshund mix, has been attracting quite a bit of buzz on the Internet. Show More Summary

You Won't Believe This Dog: He's a Pit Bull-Dachshund Mix

A couple of days ago, the Moultrie Colquitt County Humane Society in Georgia dropped a bomb on its Facebook page: A Pit Bull-Dachshund mix, with a face that screams "bad-ass wiener dog coming through, folks." Look at this incredibleShow More Summary

A Wiener Bull? Pit Bull, Dachshund Mix Goes Up For Adoption

Rami is an interesting looking dog. The Moultrie Colquitt County Humane Society recently put up photos of a Dachshund / Pit bull mix on their Facebook page in order to generate interest in her adoption. And, well, the photos of this “wiener bull” have definitely generated interest. The shelter said that it received tons of applications after posting […]

The ACS Becomes Invisible (But Not For Long)

Here's what looks like a weird publishing decision: the American Chemical Society seems to have blocked search engines for its publications. Try it: type "JACS" into Google, and you'll no longer get the journal's page showing up in the search results. Show More Summary

Harry Potter Superfans Made Warner Bros. Stop Using Child Slave Labor

Taking a page from Hermione Granger’s Society for Protection of Elvish Welfare, a grassroots organization of Harry Potter superfans, the Harry Potter Alliance, have been been fighting a four-year war against their own Voldemort — except in this case, Voldemort is Warner Bros., the movie studio that owns the rights to their beloved four-eyed hero. [...]

Ben Stiller Gets Shamed By a Tween

4 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

In today's Tweet Beat, Ben Stiller finally understands one of the cornerstone pieces of information required to exist in today's society, Oprah has a great life and I think we're all on the same page as B illy Eichner. Read more...

Happy Holidays!

A merry day of celebration to those of you who care, from The Society Pages and card-maker extraordinaire, Letta Page! Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the co-author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Them, Not Us

I posted this video on my Facebook page because the behaviour of the woman in the video appalled me and I made comment about how this video demonstrates what's wrong with society today. For me, I was trying to say in my comment, this behaviour is dreadful but not surprising. Show More Summary

SOULS Special Issue: “Transition with a Real Slow Fade”: The Life and Work of Richard Iton

SOULS: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture and Society Issue 3-4 2014 pages 143-378 Special Issue: “Transition with a Real Slow Fade”: The Life and Work of Richard Iton Guest Editors' Note Lester K. Spence & Mark Anthony Neal Productively Destabilized: Black Studies and Fantastic Modes of Being Lia T. Show More Summary

What The CIA’s Torture Report Says About Our Society

The Senate Intelligence Committee released a report, “affectionately” known as the “Torture Report,” on the CIA’s antics relating to “terrorist” prisoners. The report is basically a cliff notes version of the over 6,000 page classified official document. Show More Summary

The Nebraska Humane Society Finds a Lost Sheep Wearing a Christmas Sweater

4 months agoHumor : Laughing Squid

The Nebraska Humane Society recently posted a photograph to their Facebook page showing a lost sheep that was found wandering the streets of Omaha, Nebraska wearing a Christmas sweater. Here’s something we don’t see every day! Over the weekend this sheep was found wandering the streets of Omaha spreading Christmas Cheer in his holiday sweater! Animal Control […]

Defends Cosby: ‘Society Is Trying To Destroy A Magnificent Legacy’

Singer Jill Scott is defending Bill Cosby on Twitter. “So they’ve proven the alleged allegations?” the Philadelphia native tweeted Nov. 24 in response to one of her followers posting a message on her page with a link to a petition asking Temple University to end its relationship with Cosby, according to “I didn’t know,” [...]

Mark Levin on Ferguson: 'What We Are Witnessing Now Is the Left's War on the Civil Society'

From Mark Levin's Facebook page: Ferguson burns and violence has been unleashed thanks to the reckless liberal media, the lawless administration (especially Eric Holder) exploiting the shooting to smear police departments across the nation, phony civil rights demagogues, race-baiting politicians, and radical hate groups. Show More Summary

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