I’m Not the Only One Who Sucks?

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Just what sort of company does misery love, anyway?

Is The World Running Out Of Water?

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Running out of water: The looming crisis and solutions to conserve our most precious resource.

Don Lemon, Oscar Grant, Marc Lamont Hill and Henry Louis Gates

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Tim Brown looks at the profiling that happens even to black men who are well-educated, well-respected and well-known, and thus respectfully disagrees with Don Lemon’s recent talking points.

No One Deserves for This to Be Their Normal

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There are people in this world who must forge ahead, who must go to work and go to the market and go to cafes not knowing if or when a bomb will go off.

Music for Boys

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Why Fiona Apple’s music mattered to Vincent Scarpa, even when he thought it wasn’t supposed to.

Teach Your Parents Well

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Mark Sherman always thought he had been a great dad, until his son had the courage to enlighten him, and to give him a second chance.

Yellowface in CLOUD ATLAS

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Yellowface in the new Cloud Atlas movie? Hollywood is getting out of control, forgetting the reality of racism in its mixed-up pursuit of ambition. Shame on the movie business. Last night, I found out that the new Cloud Atlas movie will be sporting several actors in yellowface–that is, white actors made up to look Asian. You can […]

GMP Contributors Reading in Boston on September 16

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On Friday, Jeremy Adam Smith, Steve Almond, and Tomas Moniz will be reading in Cambridge.

Study of the Day: Cure for the Common Cold

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Scientists in Cambridge, England have made a major breakthrough on the path to discovering a cure for the common cold. It’s a little confusing, but we’ll try to break it down.

Steve Almond Dissects Toto

“Africa” is one of music fans’ guiltiest pleasures. Rock critic Steve Almond courageously breaks it down.