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The North isn’t better than the South: The real history of modern racism and segregation above the Mason-Dixon line

The North celebrates its liberalism, but that disguises a complicated relationship with discrimination, inequality<p>Jason Sokol<p>December 14, 2014 5:30pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “All Eyes Are Upon Us: Race and Politics from Boston to Brooklyn”<p>For Edward Brooke, the North pulsed with promise. Brooke first …

The ongoing failure of the PG-13 rating

In 1984, the Motion Picture Association of America introduced its first new content rating since its “G, PG, R, and X” classification scheme replaced …

Difficult Women: The Oscar Race and the Looming, Avoidable Best Actress Nightmare

Monday marked the start of a new phase of the 2014 awards season: one that involves the actual giving of awards instead of mere speculation and …

Film Festivals

'Racism without racists': White supremacy so deeply American that we don't even see it

White supremacy is so deeply ingrained in American life that institutionalized racism doesn’t even need racists to persist.<p>Most Americans understand …

Barack Obama, Ferguson, and the Evidence of Things Unsaid

Violence works. Nonviolence does too.<p>In a recent dispatch from Ferguson, Missouri, Jelani Cobb noted that President Obama's responses to "unpunished racial injustices" constitute "a genre unto themselves." Monday night, when Barack Obama stood before the nation to interpret the non-indictment of …

The Wrap's Stunningly Stupid Op-Ed Was Called 'The Rape of Bill Cosby'

On Saturday, following a week during which multiple women accused comedian Bill Cosby of raping them, The Wrap published an op-ed that can only be …

“We are starting to break down”: Why so many Americans feel traumatized

From crippling income inequality to limitless government spying, modern American life has never felt so grim<p>Lynn Stuart Parramore<p>November 23, 2014 1:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Recently Don Hazen, the executive editor of AlterNet, asked me to think about trauma in the …

Photos of the Week: 11/15-11/21

This week we have big wave surfing in Portugal, a Beaujolais wine spa in Japan, a massive floating Christmas tree in Rio de Janeiro, a plane crash in Chicago, protests in Mexico City, real-life Mario Kart races in Tokyo, a descent into a mysterious hole in northern Siberia, a blizzard in New York …

How to Beat the Twisted Psychology of Busyness

You actually have more free time than you think.<p>A recently released book by <i>Washington Post</i> reporter Brigid Schulte is getting a lot of media attention. When you read the title--<i>Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time</i>--you'll see why.<p>From parents to students to teachers to CEOs, …

The Physics of Productivity

<i>James Clear writes about using behavioral science to master your habits and improve your health. His free guide, Transform Your Habits, has been downloaded more than 80,000 times. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>In 1687, Sir Isaac Newton published his groundbreaking book, Mathematical …

Film Review: The Homesman

A-<p>Some credits roll when you least expect them. Sometimes it’s relieving, like somebody suddenly remembered to flip the switch, and you can finally …

Modern-Day Segregation in Public Schools

The Department of Education has branded "tracking"—designating students for separate educational paths based on their academic performance—as a modern day form of segregation.<p>A U.S. Department of Education press release last month had a disorienting, retro ring to it: “Black students to be afforded …

What I Want My Children to Know About Being White in America

My husband and I recently took our kids to see Mount Rushmore. While browsing the gift shop, our five-year-old son picked up a bookmark with pictures …

Articles about 9 tiny apartments new york city on Dwell.com - Dwell

A trip to New York City is inevitably a whirlwind, whether it's your first visit or your five hundredth.<p>Throughout NYC's bustling boroughs, minuscule studios, tightly-packed family apartments, and converted small spaces are the norm.<p>With a series of community-minded projects, an architecture team …

New York City

The Persistent Myth of the Narcissistic Millennial

People are still lobbing the same accusations at Millennials, even though evidence shows they're not any more self-absorbed than their predecessors.<p>A few months ago, the news went viral that the American Psychiatric Association had classified “taking selfies” as a sign of a mental disorder. It lit …

This Tiny Cardboard Battery Is Like A Vitamin For Your Smartphone

Having trouble keeping your smartphone charged throughout the day? Designer Tsung Chih-Hsien has created a Red Dot Design Award-winning concept for a tiny cardboard capsule that could juice up your phone. It’s called the Mini Power. You just choose how much battery time you need–two, four, or six …

Walk This Way: Acting Happy Can Make It So

Research Shows People Can Improve Their Mood With Small Changes in Behavior<p>Happy people walk differently than others, and scientists are finding that putting on a happy walk may give your mood a boost.<p>Research shows people’s mood affects how they walk. When people are happy, they tend to walk …

Happiness