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MEDIA FARM: MO’ WEED AND ARTISANAL TOAST

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Props to Pacific Standard magazine for telling everyone about artisanal toast,
which has become the latest micro-trend that people didn’t know was happening.

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EARTH PRIME TIME TIME: GENE LEUN YANG [INTERVIEW]

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This Thursday at the Brattle Theatre, Gene Luen Yang discusses Boxers and Saintshis latest two-volume work from First Second Books. Joining him for the discussion is author M.T. Anderson. The two books tell the story of the Boxer Rebellion from the different perspectives of Bao and Four-Girl. Boxers and Saints illustrates how how Eastern and Western spirits can color the experience of those growing up and getting involved in a conflict of different cultures. Gene was kind enough to tell us a bit about the book, Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Green Turtle, and what we can expect on Thursday.

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DEAR READER: C+ KIDS FOREVER

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We’re the kids who failed class for asking too many questions, while the silent, compliant valedictorians at CNN are running things into the ground. Continue reading

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THE ZIMMERMAN TRIAL: A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE

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Gun violence in “unexpected” places against “unexpected” people brings gun control into the national spotlight. Gun violence in the city, on the other hand, is basically par for the course. Continue reading

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LEANING LEFT: RUMOR HAS IT

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It is we who suffer. American citizens. Those people for whom we voted are now spending their time (and our tax dollars) acting again like petulant children in what feels like mock trials of government officials. Continue reading

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BOSTON BASTARD: MENINO NO MAS

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Even after former Phoenix reporter David Bernstein broke the news on Twitter that Menino would be announcing his retirement on Thursday, wannabe pundits were insisting that it was all just the mayor f—ing with everyone—conveniently close to April Fools’ Day. Continue reading

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OH, CRUEL WORLD!: DEAR OVERLY OPINIONATED METRO READER

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Leave that little green box next to the intern-bullsh*tted horoscopes to the 2nd Amendment defenders and otherwise voiceless a–holes across this metropolis. Continue reading