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If you've ever found yourself investigating the concept of class privilege or perhaps arguing about it with the upper class white men in your life, have I got a story for you. Brace yourself though because it’s a rough one. Last week, 18-year-old Eton College student Andrew Picard was allow to use his mother’s maiden name while on trial for child pornography in order to protect his family’s reputation. Last year, detectives discovered that Picard owned 1,185 indecent images of children, as well as videos of...
  The day after I finished graduate school was the day I drove down to Los Angeles to start my new life. Unlike the standard post-grad experience, sending out applications, friendly emails, and watching your inbox pile up with student loan company emails, I landed myself not just any job, but the job only two weeks before graduation. The year leading up to the end of college had been filled with a number of panic attacks at the thought of walking into the unknown. So when...
Born to an illiterate mother and an amateur conman father, Victoria Clafin Woodhull, grew up to be a total feminist hero that you’ve probably never heard of.As a child, Victoria performed with her sister, Tennessee “Tennie” Clafin, on her father’s medical show wagon as a magnetic healer and clairvoyant (#dreamjob), claiming powers of healing as well as conversations with the dead.By fourteen, Victoria was on the road to marriage with a drunken loser who held a ring of mistresses. But it wasn’t the infidelity that...
Like (maybe? hopefully?) many of you, I spent the past weekend binge-watching the new season of House of Cards. If you haven’t finished it yet, beware — there are spoilers below.There was a lot that I loved about House of Cards Season 4 — Remy and Jackie driving off into the sunset; the intense drama of the assassination attempt; Neve Campbell playing a brilliant campaign advisor; Cicely Tyson being a badass; and basically every single Claire Underwood scene. In short, I agree with Nicole Cliffe:There...
Donna Lynne Champlin’s big break into television came with its share of concerns — the main one being that someone had been secretly recording her for years. The singer and actress, who began performing at the age of four, had been gracing the stage and screen for more than 40 years before she learned about the new comedy Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.When she began reading, Champlin, a Drama Desk and OBIE Award winner, did not expect to discover a character she related to, let alone one who...
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