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Am I scary For you? Minstrelsy, Metamorphosis and Michael JacksonAm I scary For you? Minstrelsy, Metamorphosis and Michael Jackson

Postings on the inspirations and influences on Michael Jackson's life ...

 


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With the passage of the Snoopers Charter earlier this month, the UK has become the most-surveilled "democratic" state in the world, where service providers are required to retain at least a year's worth of their customers' browsing history and make i...

Two men in Richmond, Virginia were thrown out of a CVS after store employees hid themselves in the backroom and called the police. The crime: attempting to purchase cheese.Read more...

Tennie White is a lab owner who became a relentless crusader for environmental justice for black towns and neighborhoods where giant corporations dumped toxic chemicals and walked away scot free; her work resulted in one giant company, Kerr-McGee Che...

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is very sorry that his office cited the 1857 Dred Scott case, which established that the descendants of enslaved black people were not US citizens, in response to an ACLU brief in a case challenging a judge's rul...

In this week’s politics chat, we consider five claims about the 2016 election and the state of politics generally as the Trump era begins. The transcript below has been lightly edited. micah (Micah Cohen, politics editor): Welcome, everyone! Today...

Michael Barbaro proposes that you sit down over a meal with a loved one who voted in a way you find incomprehensible and indefensible and have each of you discuss 19 questions, while not letting "imperfect word choices tank the conversation," forgett...

NYU PhD candidate Kevin Munger made a set of four male-seeming twitterbots that attempted to "socially sanction" white Twitter users who habitually used racial epithets (he reasons that these two characteristics are a good proxy for harassment): the...