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How Should a Suit Fit? Your Easy-to-Follow Visual Guide | The Art of Manliness

If you’re dressing on a budget, one of the most popular pieces of advice out there is to buy off-the-rack suits in the best fit you can get, and then …

The big “middle class” rip-off: How a short sale taught me rich people’s ethics

So many of us are clueless about business and finance. Here’s why that’s just the way the investment class likes it<p>“Behind every great fortune lies a great crime.” – Honoré de Balzac.<p>The closest I ever came to acting like a rich person was two years ago when I short-sold my primary residence. I …

Fact-Checking the Sunday Shows: September 28

From Obama’s drone war(s) to an early adjournment of Congress, PunditFact checks the talking heads against the record.<p><i>By Lauren Carroll and Aaron</i> …

Why Bigotry Persists

The Neanderthals among us are adapting—they’re getting better at camouflaging their prejudices when they try to turn them into reality.<p>Soon after …

Noam Chomsky—Infuriating and Necessary

You don’t have to buy Chomsky’s ideas wholesale to recognize that his often outrageous critiques of American democracy and capitalism usually hit …

We need a new constitution: Here’s how we save American democracy from charlatans, loudmouths and the 1 percent

Washington is drowning in lobbyist money and it has swamped the public good. It’s time to start over from scratch<p>The most recent NBC/Wall Street Journal poll says that a clear-cut majority is disgusted with the present political scene and retains little hope that future generations will fare as …

The racial parenting divide: What Adrian Peterson reveals about black vs. white child-rearing

Black parenting is often too authoritative. White parenting is often too permissive. Both need to change<p>In college, I once found myself on the D.C. metro with one of my favorite professors. As we were riding, a young white child began to climb on the seats and hang from the bars of the train. His …

5 ways car dealerships are trying to rip you off

Buyers beware: These are the oldest tricks in the book<p>With the convenience of online automotive reviews and pricing tools like Edmunds.com and Kelley Blue Book at their fingertips, consumers may feel more empowered entering into an automotive showroom than ever before. Haggling for the best price …

10 Tactics Quibb Used to Build an Influential Community

<i>Carrie Melissa Jones is the editorial director of CMX Media. This post originally appeared on the CMX Hub.</i><p>When you’re building a community from scratch, it may seem like you have far more questions than you do answers. Where do you begin? Who do you connect with first? How come this is taking so …

Family capitalism’s insidious return: How billionaires are undermining America

The Kochs are only the most conspicuous 1 percenters who believe they can fashion the country in their image<p>George Baer was a railroad and coal mining magnate at the turn of the twentieth century. Amid a violent and protracted strike that shut down much of the country’s anthracite coal industry, …

The 1 percent’s long con: Jim Cramer, the Tea Party’s roots, and Wall Street’s demented, decades-long scheme

Wall Street has the most to lose from real democracy. Which is why they posture as rebels and not The Man<p>The Dow Jones Industrial Average crossed the 10,000 mark in March of 1999, a figure so incomprehensibly great that it was anyone’s guess what it signified. The leaders of American opinion …

Werner Herzog Has a Lot of Time for WrestleMania

This month, Faber published <i>A Guide for the Perplexed</i>, a compendium of conversations between Herzog and the writer Paul Cronin. As a testament from one of the world's most prolific filmmakers, it reads almost as self-help.<p><i>Werner Herzog at his home in Los Angeles. Photos by Jamie Lee Curtis</i> …

The Rise of Respectability Politics

This past September, during the first week of school, seven-year-old Tiana Parker wore dreadlocks tied in a bright pink bow to her school in Tulsa, …

VICE Movie Club - Onibaba

Jealousy, adultery, and demonic forces come together in Kaneto Shindo's 1964 film <i>Onibaba</i>. We reviewed it for the latest installment of the VICE Movie Club.<p>You know when you're bored on the weekend and you don't know what movie to watch because the internet is a cesspool of bad direct-to-DVD …

Horror

Milwaukee is the new Portland

How one Rust Belt city found the key to its rebirth: Bringing nature and people closer together<p>Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is known for taking prickly offense at the term “Rust Belt.” Nonetheless, the belt fits. The old-line manufacturing cities of the upper Midwest preceded the rest of the nation …

Vintage-style lens makes impression with its dreamy bokeh

A photo editor friend of mine will often say, “It’s getting harder and harder to make a bad picture.”<p>It sounds absurd but he is partially referring to technology and how it can remove some of the thinking from photography. Cameras can be set to figure out aperture, shutter speed and, with the touch …

How a squad of ex-cops fights police abuses

Al SmithPhotographs by Tristan Spinski. See more photos from this story <a …

Ferguson’s weaponized cops and America’s long, ugly history of police violence

Two dark forces collided in Ferguson: The militarization of America’s cops and a long tradition of racist violence<p>What we have witnessed over the past week in Ferguson, Missouri, represents the collision of two sinister forces in American society: the widespread militarization of police forces from …

Ferguson Shows a Nation at War With Itself

Racial mistrust, military tactics against citizens, dissent quashed. Is this America? Well, yes.<p>Who knew that the police actions in a suburb of St. …

Afraid

The police have too much power in America and the press is afraid to say it outright. Why? They're in fear of what black people experience every day: When confronted with a true emergency, from that point forward, the police might do more harm than good.<p><b>This is what we're afraid of when we don't</b> …

7 ways Ferguson carries echoes of foreign conflicts

The American conversation is dominated right now with news from Ferguson, Mo., with many shocked by scenes of social unrest and heavy-handed police crackdowns. Protesters are being tear-gassed and journalists, including The Washington Post’s Wesley Lowery, man-handled and arrested.<p>These are images …

The Pentagon gave nearly half a billion dollars of military gear to local law enforcement last year

The events in Ferguson, Missouri this week are an uncomfortable reminder of the militarization of America's small town law enforcement agencies. The photos coming out of the town--of heavily armed officers in full combat gear squaring off against unarmed protesters--look like images we're used to …

Yes, you can record the police. And maybe the police should be recording the police.

Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery and Huffington Post reporter Ryan Reilly were arrested Wednesday night while covering the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., following Saturday's police shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager. While eventually released, Lowery was detained for not packing …

Before Your Start Your Social Media Campaign, Read This

<i>Rahul Varshneya is the co-creator of</i> <i>Foster.fm</i><i>, a SaaS platform helping startups and small businesses grow their companies using social media.</i><p>This is truly the big bad world. You try your best (or at least you feel you’re giving it your best shot), but you still don’t see results. On the other hand, …

Which Online Stylist Service Suits You Best?

Hiring stylists used to be a luxury reserved for the rich and famous. But now, a flurry of online styling sites are shaking up that old notion, …

The Useful Trick for Finding a Mentor Outside Your Network

I was facilitating a leadership workshop recently when the subject of mentors came up. One participant asked, "How do I find a mentor outside my …

Why law school’s love affair with economics is terrible for the American legal system

Law schools are putting more and more emphasis on a cash-crazed free market ideology. Here’s what’s at stake<p>Like nearly 40,000 other young Americans, I recently completed my first year of law school. For our cohort of would-be attorneys, the past 10 months have consisted of little beyond underlined …

My party has lost its soul: Bill Clinton, Barack Obama and the victory of Wall Street Democrats

<b>Ralph Nader, Elizabeth Warren, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Cory Booker (AP/Evan Vucci/Lauren Victoria Burke/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Stephan Savoia/Reuters/Eduardo Munoz)</b><p>A former Clinton aide on how Democrats lost their way chasing Wall Street cash, and new populism the party needs<p>Bill Curry<p>July …