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News in Asia

So remember how U.S. President Obama said that they would scale down troops and activity and Afghanistan over the next couple of years?

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Books

Book Review: Electric Literature No.2

When Electric Literature¬†was no longer releasing their print volumes with five stories each, and were instead focusing on their Recommended Reading project, I had two issues left in my paid subscription. They were kind enough to send me numbers 2 and 3, which I did not yet have. I wanted to make sure I had […]

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Friday News Bites: Cathy McMorris Rodgers Remains Willfully Ignorant + Strange-But-True Stories

Friends, I lived in Spokane, Washington for seven years, where Cathy McMorris Rodgers kept getting reelected, while the Democratic party seemed to merely wring their hands and would run ineffectual candidates against her. After her barrage of campaign ads, we would then get her “surveys” in the mail asking what our “concerns” were, all with […]

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Friday News Bites: Rogue Cows, Racial Bias, and More

Today’s newsy roundup inspires a lot of, “WTF is wrong with you?” commentary, but I’ve got some good news, too. Come, gather ’round; let’s talk about what’s happening in the world.

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: Favorite Baby Animal

Some of my friends have been going through a rough patch lately, so I decided to do the most lighthearted poll I could possibly imagine.

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LadyGhosts of TV Past

LadyGhosts of TV Past: Firefly, Episode 4

“Shindig” is quite possibly my favorite episode of Firefly.¬† I’ve mentioned before that Joss Whedon like to combine imagery in strange ways to create his space cowboy universe, in this episode he indulges his flair for juxtaposition to the fullest extent of the law.