About The Weeklings

"The Weeklings' mission is this: a single essay a day, every single day. Their core company of seven contributors—one for each day of the week—covers politics, sex, music, art, literature, film, truth, justice and the American way. Save the day with @TheWeeklings !

Bated Breath

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David Winner on the rules for oxygen under hospice care and the still moments in his mother’s final days.

The Brothel And The Lottery

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Tyler McMahon travels to El Salvador to discover the hidden meaning in hitting the jackpot.

Sex In The 1980′s

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Richard Benson considers whether boyhood was more innocent in the 1980s compared to today.

The Pope’s New Clothes

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Anna March argues that Pope Francis’s liberal reputation is mostly spin, thanks to a PR campaign run by a former Fox News correspondent

The Book War That Authors Have Already Lost

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J.E. Fishman questions the importance of publishing companies in a book’s success.

007 vs. Title VII: ‘Goldfinger’, The Civil Rights Act, and White Male Privilege

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Greg Olear comments on the blatant sexism and racism within the third James Bond movie, and what we can learn from white male privilege.

A Sterling Proposal: Let’s Abolish The Sports Team Owner

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Lenny DeFranco questions the function behind a sports team owners and what their status in society represents.

The 50 Most Epic Deaths In Song

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Joe Daly breaks down the 50 most epic deaths in song. Perfect for Monday coffee, long drives and 3 a.m. resin-soaked debates after the bars have all closed.

The Weeklings Mock (the) 2014 NFL Draft

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“St. Louis really needs help on the O-line, so they go with Sean Hannity. If he can defend Cliven Bundy, he can defend Rams’ quarterback Sam Bradford.”

The 50 Greatest Ideas I’ve Found Scribbled On Scraps of Paper In My Pocket After I’ve Been Drinking

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Ever wondered what would happen if you wrote down all the seemingly brilliant ideas you come up with when you’re drunk? Lawrence Benner tries it.

Kurt Cobain: 20 Years Later

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The big secret of grunge was that it didn’t describe a style of music, fashion, or even attitude. It was the line where the misfits finally broke through. By Sean Beaudoin.

The Shame of Fat-Shaming

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Dr. Sayantani DasGupta looks at the ways in which fat or obese patients are disregarded or even abused by the medical industry.

A Conversation With Our Man In Kiev

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Greg Olear interviews his friend, the film producer Roman Kindrachuk–a longtime Kiev resident, whose apartment overlooks Maidan Square–on the situation in Ukraine.

Cinema’s Sex Revolution

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Jeremy Polacek examines critiques about the sex and sexuality in the controversial film ‘Blue is The Warmest Color’.

Love, Peace & Sooooul… Train! A Conversation with Ericka Danois on the Hippest Show in Television History

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J.M. Blaine loved it. Ericka Blount Danois wrote a book about it. The two writers talked about Soul Train, the legendary, groundbreaking television show. Read. And learn.

Bottom’s Up: Come Out on Top in 2014

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Tom Gualtieri posits changing your position in 2014.