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The case for plagiarism, from a celebrated poet who has made a career out of it

Imagine Melania Trump getting up on stage at the Republican National Convention and robotically performing Michelle Obama’s speech word-for-word and action-for-action, in its entirety, without breaking character. 1,377 more words

The [Not So] New, [Not So] Subtle Sexism of Filmgoers

80’s franchises are being rebooted at such a pace that it’s almost easier to list off the classics that haven’t been updated for the 21st century.   1,617 more words


Business consultant calls out man for trying to use LinkedIn "like Tinder"

A LinkedIn user has caused a storm online by posting a conversation she had over LinkedIn with a man who she says was trying to use the business social network “like Tinder.” Marketing and business consultant Abigail McAlpine said she received a message from another LinkedIn user saying only, “You are beautiful.” She responded by telling him, “This is a professional website, please act like a professional.” The man, however, would not go quietly. 258 more words

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Ex-ballerina takes blame for Melania Trump's convention speech debacle -- but is barred from resigning

A former ballerina who describes herself as an “in-house staff writer at the Trump Organization” took the blame Wednesday for the opening night keynote address delivered by Melania Trump at the Republican National Convention on Monday that was… 490 more words

Politics And Government

Milo Yiannopoulos, Twitter troll, banned from platform after targeting “Ghostbusters” star Leslie Jones

In a more stringent response to harassment than the company has tended to make, Twitter banned user Milo Yiannopoulos from its service yesterday. Yiannopoulos, a writer and editor for Breitbart who formally tweeted under the handle @Nero, … 216 more words

Arts And Culture

Christie's mock trial of Clinton at GOP convention reminiscent of Salem Witch Trials

At the second night of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, New Jersey governor and Donald Trump running mate also-ran Chris Christie took to the stage. 465 more words

Politics And Government

Actress Shannen Doherty, battling cancer, shares photos of the shaving of her head

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A photo posted by ShannenDoherty (@theshando) on Jul 19, 2016 at 9:06pm PDT

Actress Shannen Doherty, best known for her roles as Brenda Walsh on the hit ‘90s primetime soap opera Beverly Hills, 90210 and as Prue Halliwell on Charmed, posted several pictures on her Instagram Tuesday night showing various stages of the shaving of her head as she continues her battle with breast cancer.

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