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Culture Update: Corruption Edition

I had the notion, months ago, of publishing this post. I had encountered, in a short period of time, one source too many of institutional corruption, American, Venezuelan, Indian, and Iranian. 1,250 more words

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Dan Barry, New York Times: "The 'Boys' in the Bunkhouse"

Today’s New York Times features a tremendous story about thirty-two intellectually disabled men who lived in a quaint bunkhouse in Atalissa, Iowa. “Every morning before dawn” for thirty years, the men “were sent to eviscerate turkeys at a processing plant, in return for food, lodging, the occasional diversion and $65 a month.” They were rescued just five years ago, and their case yielded “the largest jury verdict in the history of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: $240 million in damages—an award later drastically reduced, yet still regarded as a watershed moment for disability rights in the workplace.” 84 more words


News versus journalism: Is there a difference?

I’ve been thinking lately about the value of what we consider news versus the value of journalism, which are not always the same thing. And then today’s New York Times comes along to provide more fodder. 289 more words


Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis 4 (September 1991)

Going into this issue, I realized I not only did not care about the resolution, I didn’t even remember all the terms for the Atlantis artifacts. 150 more words

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Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis 3 (July 1991)

This third issue is the pits. Well, maybe not. Fate of Atlantis has been steadily sinking (sorry, had to do it) since the first page of the first issue. 161 more words

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Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis 2 (May 1991)

I can’t tell if Barry helping with the script is making things better or worse. Probably worse, since this issue is a breakneck race around the world for artifacts from Atlantis without any texture whatsoever. 148 more words


Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis 1 (March 1991)

It’s very hard not to think William Messner-Loebs is just cashing a paycheck with Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis. There are some incredible logic holes. 157 more words

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