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Welcome to feudalism, America: How the 1 percent is systematically destroying the middle class

As wealth continues to consolidate at an alarming rate, working stiffs are ever more indebted to the rich<p>The idea of a property-owning democracy has long roots in American political thought. In their book, "The Citizen’s Share," Joseph R. Blasi, Richard B. Freeman and Douglas Kruse argue that the …

What Does 'Middle Class' Even Mean?

The gap between the richest and poorest in the U.S. is so wide that more Americans have started to assign themselves to lower socioeconomic groups.<p>If you had to place yourself in a socioeconomic class, where would you land? That’s a tricky and personal question for most Americans. Education, …

Calling Someone Other Than the Cops

Many kinds of urban disorder would be better addressed by people who aren't police officers.<p>The simplest way to reduce the number of Americans who are abused by police officers is not to retrain cops or to reform their subculture. It is to significantly reduce the number of adversarial interactions …

Black people are not here to teach you: What so many white Americans just can’t grasp

Condemning racism is easy. Being a true ally in the fight against white supremacy requires time and research<p><i>[People of color] are expected to educate white people as to our humanity. Women are expected to educate men. Lesbians and gay men are expected to educate the heterosexual world. The</i> …

United Blood

How hardcore conquered New York.<p>When John Joseph returned to New York, in 1981, punk rock was almost dead, and he was determined to help kill it. He had grown up hard in Queens, abandoned by his father and then by his mother. (Eventually, he stopped using his last name, which was McGowan.) He wound …

Hear Joey Ramone Sing a Piece by John Cage Adapted from James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake

In 1942, John Cage composed a short piece of music adapted from the text of James Joyce’s <i>Finnegans Wake</i>. Titled “The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen …

Cracking the Sitcom Code

After signing up to write a script for Croatian television, I learned that virtually all TV comedies, from Seinfeld to South Park, follow a simple formula.<p>As happens to so many of us, I was asked to write a sitcom for Croatian television. I’m an American ex-pat living in Slovenia, and I know next …

An anarchist guide to Christmas

Can we reclaim Christmas for the masses? Credit: Grace Wilson/STRIKE! magazine.<p>It’s no surprise to discover that anarchist theorist Pyotr Kropotkin …

After jail, Pussy Riot focuses on prisons | Russia

<b>Moscow, Russia -</b> After spending almost two years in jail for performing their "punk prayer" against Russian President Vladimir Putin at Moscow's main Orthodox cathedral in 2012, two young women from the feminist protest band Pussy Riot chose not to go on a world tour or settle somewhere in the West …

Marion Cotillard on the Political (and Personal) in Two Days, One Night

"Our society, which is a sick society, created this story," says the Oscar-winning actress of the acclaimed new working-class drama she stars in.<p>That Marion Cotillard is generating serious awards buzz for her performance in the small-scale Belgian drama <i>Two Days, One Night</i> is a testament to the …

Writer Creates “Color Thesaurus” To Help You Correctly Name Any Color Imaginable

Ingrid Sundberg, a writer and children’s book illustrator, created a very useful infographic chart for anyone struggling with color names. The writer …

Star Wars surprise: Millennium Falcon and X-Wing pictured

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1107000/1107395_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1530022361_8bf0047c6fc85662b31c3d746f1602b3<p><b>A man who was taking publicity shots for a flying school returned home to find he had captured images of spacecraft from the new Star Wars film.</b><p>Matthew …

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How Movies Trick Your Brain Into Empathizing With Characters

HOLLYWOOD, California—There's a scene near the end of <i>Black Swan</i>, where Nina finally loses her grip on reality. Nina, played by Natalie Portman, is …

Paris Review - Jorge Luis Borges, The Art of Fiction No. 39

Interviewed by Ronald Christ<p>Issue 40, Winter-Spring 1967<p>Jorge Luis Borges. Photographer unknown.<p>This interview was conducted in July 1966, in conversations I held with Borges at his office in the Biblioteca Nacional, of which he is the director. The room, recalling an older Buenos Aires, is not …

10 Superb Seattle Spots to Sit and Read a Book for Hours - Curbed Seattle

<i>[J Brew]</i><p>See that book on your shelf that you meant to start reading this summer? Well, it's almost September and <b>you haven't even peeped the prologue yet</b>. With Autumn right around the corner, you're running out of time to sit outside, relax and read, whether it's <b>Catcher in the Rye</b> or <b>Fifty Shades of</b> …

The Hottest Happy Hours in Seattle Right Now, June 2018

It’s not hard to find a decent happy hour in Seattle (there’s also an essential happy hour map for some true greats and a late-night happy hour guide for the night owls), so this guide collects the hottest new offerings. Some not-so-new restaurantsare just now getting into the happy-hour game. …

Clashes rage over Syria's Tabqa air base

Islamic State fighters and Syrian regime troops have clashed in fierce battles that reportedly cost hundreds of lives over the Tabqa military air base, the last stronghold of the Syrian army in Raqqa province.<p>The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Sunday afternoon that fighters were in …

Self-Segregation: Why It's So Hard for Whites to Understand Ferguson

One reason for the racial divide over Michael Brown's death is that white Americans tend to talk mostly to other white people.<p>The shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, and the anger poured out in response by Ferguson’s mostly black …

Cable competitor bringing gigabit Internet to Central District homes, expansion to Capitol Hill under evaluation

It’s been years in the making, but super-speed Internet is finally making serious inroads into Seattle neighborhoods. Last week <b>CenturyLink</b> announced …

Freeman flagship shop opens on Capitol Hill (but hopefully you don’t need a rain jacket… for a little while)

Frank and the Freemans inside the new Loveless shop (Image: CHS)<p>Last Friday marked the opening for the Capitol Hill flagship shop <b>Freeman</b>, the …

Black Coffee anarchist co-op says it’s leaving Capitol Hill

An experiment in social entrepreneurialism — and coffee — on Capitol Hill has come to an end. <b>Black Coffee</b>, the E Pine “worker co-op, cafe and …

Math: Capitol Hill’s Miller Park neighborhood is awesome

Rents in apartment buildings old *and* new are astronomical — and you can’t afford to buy a home or condo here. But a math equation getting a lot of …

Backyard Barter comes to Capitol Hill for crafty swaps and creative trades

Wednesday, 19th Ave’s <b>Miller Community Center</b> will host the August session of Seattle’s <b>Backyard Barter</b>:<p>We are pleased to announce our first Capitol …

Extended First Hill Streetcar, bikeway will (probably) terminate at Roy in 2017, funding still unresolved

(Image: SDOT)<p>For years, maps of the <b>First Hill Streetcar</b> on Broadway have shown a dotted line extending north of E Denny Way to indicate the possible …

Here's what $100 is really worth around the US

Alright, so people living in rural Tennessee generally don't have too much to hold over the heads of New Yorkers. Well, except moonshine, because …

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Beer popsicles win the Summer

The Summer shandy is a thing of beauty, a hybrid of beer and lemonade that tastes better as the heat rises. Now, over in London, a delegation of …

There's a sausage, egg, and cheese breakfast sandwich inside each of these muffins

Muffin bottoms just got cool.<p>To help you avoid the confounding breakfast choice between a delicious sausage, egg, and cheese breakfast sandwich or an …

Breakfast

Does Brunch Suck? We Break Down Your Favorite Meal.

Because brunch is such a hot topic, a certain mall store is considering making T-shirts about it marketed towards tweens, we asked our senior writer …

Breakfast

Fellow hostage on Foley: 'Everything he could share, he would'

A French journalist, held hostage with James Foley for seven months, has been describing his time in captivity with the murdered journalist.<p>Nicolas Henin was taken hostage in Syria in June 2013.<p>He spent 10 months in captivity - seven of them with James Foley.<p>Mr Henin was eventually released in …