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Things that helped

by Jessica Friedmann

Before I started the book, I was afraid it would be “too much,” but I’m glad I started it anyway. I found that once I started, I couldn’t stop. 129 more words


How Simple Human Connection Can Help Save People from Suicide

In this deeply reported piece at the Huffington Post Highline, Jason Cherkis looks at how suicide rates in the United States are at an all-time high — leaving no gender or demographic unaffected — while those of other Western or industrialized countries “have been flat or steadily decreasing.” In examining a complicated, underfunded healthcare system in the US that’s ill-equipped to serve those struggling, … 718 more words


The Second Half of Watergate Was Bigger, Worse, and Forgotten By the Public

David Montero | an excerpt adapted from Kickback: Exposing the Global Corporate Bribery Network | Viking | November 2018 | 16 minutes (4,298 words)

In 1975, Peter Clark was a young attorney in the Enforcement Division of the U.S. 4,602 more words


The Humanities Marketplace As a Circle of Hell

After earning two undergraduate degrees and a graduate degree, Athena Lathos, a self-described “Friendly Neighborhood Millennial,” still struggles to find adequate work, even in academia. 458 more words


An Oral History of Detroit Punk Rock

Steve Miller | Detroit Rock City | DaCapo Press | June 2013 | 39 minutes (7,835 words)

Detroit is known for many things: Motown, automobiles, decline and rebirth. 8,285 more words


Scaretober Wrap Up: 3 Best Horror Movies I Saw This October

This year, the movies I saw for Scaretober were a mixed bag. Some that looked good ended up being lack-luster, but on the other hand, some of the ones I didn’t have especially high hopes for turned out to be incredible. 580 more words

James Baldwin and the Lost Giovanni's Room Screenplay

Michael Raeburn was in his early 30s when he first met James Baldwin in 1974, a chance encounter at the London book launch for If Beale Street Could Talk… 1,968 more words