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Last Friday, Brock Turner, 20, a Stanford University student and champion swimmer, was found guilty of publicly raping an unconscious woman. The woman was then a college graduate living at home with her parents, who had a serious boyfriend, and attended a fraternity party with her younger sister when she was visiting for the weekend. The woman, who hasn't been named, now 23, released a letter, which she read aloud to Turner, to the public after the judge sentenced Turner to six months in a county...
Imagine spending four years slowly filling up your home with recycable waste. Every room is dedicated to a different type of trash: one for plastic water bottles, one for toilet paper rolls, another for old magazines, yet another for empty boxes, and so on. This is what photographer Antoine Repessé did to make his latest project, “#365 Unpacked” a reality. “#365 Unpacked” is a photo project that used recyclables and people to illustrate the amount of waste which is created with product packaging. “For me...
There has been much debate about whether Islam needs to be reformed, or if Islam needs a sexual revolution. Middle East correspondent and non-believer Carla Power teamed up with moderate Muslim leader Shaykh Mohammad Akram Nadwi to go back to the very beginning, to the Quran. For 365 days, they read the words directly on the page.After September 11, Power noticed that the gap of understanding of Islam in the media widened instead of narrowed. Images of women in burqas and stories of honor killings painted Islam as an intolerant religion. She...
Artist and writer Lisa Hanawalt has been wowing readers with her irreverent illustrated musings since her debut book, My Dirty Dumb Eyes, made a splash in 2013. But even many of her devoted fans don’t know that this 33-year-old kickass polymath is also the person who created the entire look of BoJack Horseman—the popular animated Netflix series about a jaded horse who used to be a sitcom star. “I think a lot of people who watch BoJack don’t know that it’s me,” says Hanawalt, the...
I heard this on an American sitcom few weeks back: “I think that women can be friends with each other, but I think it can be tricky sometimes when you try and force women to hang out with each other. You could never put together a heist of women. Like Ocean's 11 with women wouldn't work, 'cause two would keep breaking off to talk shit about the other nine.”I felt disgusted.Why it is that boy groups, gangs and wingmen symbolically represent unity, togetherness, fun, wildness,...