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Forrest Wilder at the Texas Observer: The BP Screw-Up We Almost Didn’t Hear About If the most-hated corporation in America releases a massive quantity of toxic chemicals and nobody hears about it does it matter? Nicholas Riccardi at the Los Angeles Times:  Fleeing Phoenix out of fear of immigration law “The business is broken,” said […]

Hey, I Could Have Used That!

There have been a number of high profile stories in the news lately about what happens to unsold items at stores, especially chain stores. Like reports on clothing chains which slash clothing and dump it in bags on street corners, bookstores which strip covers and dumpster unsold books, and so forth. Anyone who has ever […]

Female Celebrities Behaving Oddly? It Must Be Mental Illness!

My pal Ouyang Dan from FWD/Forward has written two great posts recently talking about the way the public devours celebrity, and specifically about the way in which the public frames female celebrity. “The Public Consumption of Britney” is up over at Bitch Magazine, and “On Speculation and Boundaries…” was published at FWD after the unexpected […]

Battlestar Galactica: Crusades in Space

Please assume that this post contains spoilers for all seasons of Battlestar Galactica and also for Caprica. One of the themes in Battlestar Galactica which I was really struggling with, as a viewer, was the God stuff. Because, boy howdy, there was a lot of God stuff. There was the faith followed by the majority […]