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It's never too late to step into the driver's seat

Learning to drive in his 50s, New Yorker staff writer Adam Gopnik observed in a delightful essay in the magazine, was neither a search “for a metaphor of middle age” nor an attempt to make up for “time wasted in the passenger seat.” 1,347 more words


If Conservatives Carried The Day

If conservatives carried the day, blacks would still be in the back of the bus, women would be barefoot and pregnant, medical care would be on a cash-only basis, there’d be mouse feet in your breakfast cereal, and workers would still be sleeping next to their machines. 19 more words


Movie Review: Learning to Drive

Tell me if you’ve read, heard or seen this story before: a privileged member of society (preferably white) is facing a personal crisis when he or she meets a noble member of a minority group whose wisdom will offer a way out of this person’s predicament, maybe even a path to redemption. 846 more words


Life lessons with Patricia Clarkson and Sir Ben Kingsley's Learning to Drive!

Director: Isabel Coixet

Cast: Patricia Clarkson, Sir Ben Kingsley, Jake Weber, Sarita Choudhury

Rating: 3.5/5

Patrica Clarkson picked up the project Learning to Drive 11 years ago, yes that’s right 11 years! 620 more words

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Reproductive Justice & Katha Pollitt's Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights

I have to confess, I have been slow on the uptake when it comes to realizing how absolutely crucial reproductive justice is for a more free society where all people can develop to their fullest capacities. 488 more words


Voices carry

Katha Pollitt ain’t wrong:

We need to say that women have sex, have abortions, are at peace with the decision and move on with their lives.

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Pro-choice activists need to be loud and proud

The past few weeks have been rough ones for supporters of abortion rights and women’s reproductive health care. Every week a new deceptively edited video making false claims about Planned Parenthood has been released, and anti-choice politicians eagerly snap them up to feed their grandstanding. 453 more words