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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


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

Roman Kindrachuk by the barricades in Kiev’s Maidan Square.

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


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


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


Tom Gualtieri posits changing your position in 2014.

Life Lessons from an AC/DC Concert

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Art Edwards learned writing’s most important secret in the crush.

A Passionate Weekend Affair

Ah, the internet. It took about 9 seconds to find the exact model.

That became a lifetime with vinyl.

Going Home to Newtown

Going Home to Newtown

EDITOR’S NOTE: This post first ran on Dec. 20, 2012, one week after the tragedy of Newtown, as Sean Beaudoin returned to his hometown and grappled with what had happened.

Song Beneath the Songs: “Hey Jealousy” by The Gin Blossoms


Greg Olear on the Gin Blossoms’ troubled genius.

Lost in Time and Space: Growing Old with Doctor Who

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Dan Coxon on 50 years of The Doctor.

The Frowns and the Fury: Monogamy, Gay Marriage and the Moral High Ground


On the subject of the sanctity of marriage, judge not lest ye be a GOP Congressman.

Eastbound and Down: Another Middle-Aged White Guy Breaks Bad


The return of the middle-aged white man crisis.

Are You Dead or Just Not on Facebook?


Mark Brand asks, where do we go to die online? And if you’re not on social media, how can you prove you exist?

If The River Was a Confederate Flag


Jose Padua finds that the Civil War is hardly over in his hometown.

Loud Talkers and Slow Walkers: A Curmudgeon’s Diary

Sometimes there are bikes.

Tom Gualtieri’s inner curmudgeon has his day in New York.