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Catskills Mamboniks and Havana Gila - Tablet Magazine
A Diasporist moment here, since this is my house this week, which doubles as a hump day break for the weary. Yes: A music and dance interlude, dedicated to salsa, which is hybrid, immigrant music that thrives in transit between islands and cities.
He slept with a lesbian: Summer's hottest rom-com
Summer is here (or almost), and with it comes new attempts to twist and tweak the romantic-comedy genre to make its delights accessible to younger moviegoers. OK - actually, that happens in every season. But there's no doubt that the outbreak of short skirts and tight T-shirts, and the general atmosphere of youthful pheromones drifting through the air, ramps it up.
The case for telling everyone what you make
Terri Kelly loved everything about her job as a sales representative at the pharmaceutical company Novartis, except for one thing: She knew she was getting paid less than a man with exactly the same position and achievements. At one point, she and this man, hired around the same time, were ranked, respectively, fifth and fourth among the best-performing sales reps in the nation.
Chat Auditorium | Online Event
Click the LIVE CHAT button to enter the chat(AUTOMATICALLY changes when live) Mitt Romney will be the Republican nominee for president in 2012 but his shape-shifting political views and weirdness makes him a very difficult candidate to get to know.
New America New York City
Millennials are the first downwardly mobile generation in decades, staring down a host of economic challenges-student debt, the rise of low-wage jobs, and the ballooning cost of tuition, food, and rent. Media regularly serve up sobering statistics about twentysomethings, while Occupy Wall Street struggles to stay on message.
Let Stupid Tweets Lie
Last night, I was reminded of my favorite tweet of all time. I decided to share it again, as I had probably five times before. First, I tweeted: I can't help but imagine someone at Salon (probably Glenn Greenwald) standing up in a 1950s-style newsroom and screaming, "SILENCE."
Don't Call Women the Richer Sex!
Are women really on track to become "the richer sex" and replace men as primary breadwinners in American families, as recent headlines suggest? Not quite. The notion that women are outpacing men on the job has become a popular media narrative over the past few years.
McCain: What war on women?
As Republicans scramble to appoint themselves champions of women, you might forgive them for awkwardly mixing messages - it's kind of a new role for them.
David Sirota Newsletter
David Sirota respects your time, even though so much of the Internet doesn't. That's why he's created this nifty little weekly newsletter that pledges to entertain and educate - but never to bore or badger. At least that's its goal - and if it doesn't succeed in that modest mission, you can easily unsubscribe and send David hate mail telling him why he sucks.
ESPN Uses Poor Judgement (Shocking!) In Jeremy Lin Headline
by David Fucillo • Feb 18, 2012 12:37 AM PST Evening and weekend website editors often can find themselves scrambling for ideas late into the evening. They try for catchy headlines to grab the eye and look for ways to get creative and get the casual web surfer engaged.
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The Rise of Intermarriage | Pew Social & Demographic Trends
This report analyzes the demographic and economic characteristics of newlyweds who marry spouses of a different race or ethnicity, and compares the traits of those who "marry out" with those who "marry in." The newlywed pairs are grouped by the race and ethnicity of the husband and wife, and are compared in terms of earnings, education, age of spouse, region of residence and other characteristics.
Iran Tensions Rise With Diplomat Bombings, Scientist Killings, Nuke Claims and Media War-Mongering
Tensions between Israel and Iran have intensified with bomb blasts targeting Israeli diplomats in India and Georgia and Iranian accusations of Israeli responsibility for the assassinations of Iranian scientists. Iran, meanwhile, is claiming significant new advances in its nuclear program, citing new uranium enrichment centrifuges and domestically made reactor fuel.
Jeremy Scahill: U.S. Has Ignited Islamist Uprising in Impoverished, Divided Yemen
Has U.S. counter-terrorism policy in Yemen strengthened the very threat it sought to eliminate? We speak with journalist Jeremy Scahill who reports in a new cover story for The Nation magazine that U.S. drone strikes, civilian drone casualties and deepening poverty in Yemen have all contributed to the rise of an Islamist uprising.
WH flies labor flag in Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE -- It's very clear what side President Obama is on here in Wisconsin. Behind the stage where he will speak today are two flags: an American one, as usual, and right alongside it -- and a flag for the local union, Wisconsin 1848.