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How Museums Affect the Brain
hyperallergic.com/
November 17, 2014

It seems self-evident that architecture impacts our emotions. Medieval landowners constructed foreboding castles to strike fear in the heart of potential invaders; churches flooded their buildings with light to encourage heavenly thought. It may be partly for this reason that

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The Problem With Serial And The Model Minority Myth
buzzfeed.com
November 17, 2014

It needs a bad minority to balance the scales. Hello, Jay. (Spoilers for anyone who hasn't listened to Episode 8.)..

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Gay Men and Misogyny: Rose McGowan’s Half-Right
NY Mag
November 12, 2014

She said gay men are as misogynistic as straight men, if not more so.

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Can This Police Department Help End Campus Rape?
The Cut
November 12, 2014

“Perpetrators start out picking a victim a jury wouldn’t believe. It is premeditated,” Hull says. “It is a brilliant way to perpetrate crime, and it works, because we as a society have bought into [blaming the victim].”

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Slashed and Hidden from Sight: The Strange Power of Cursed Paintings
hyperallergic.com
November 12, 2014

Can a painting drive a person to madness? While there is no doubt staring at something like Goya's unnerving Black Paintings for hours might be destabilizing, the powers of derangement in art are mostly superstition. Yet at the University of London's Royal

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Victory For Transgender Activists Over Sharia Law
buzzfeed.com
November 12, 2014

"As long as section 66 is in force the appellants will continue to live in uncertainty, misery, and indignity. Therefore, section 66 is...

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Obama's call for an open Internet puts him at odds with regulators
The Washington Post
November 12, 2014

“What I’ve got to figure out is how to split the baby,” said the FCC chairman. We know that is not how the parable goes...

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The LGBT Kids Who Flee Their Countries And Their Families For The U.S
buzzfeed.com
November 11, 2014

Some of the thousands of Central American children trying to get to the United States are seeking a love and acceptance they can't get at...

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Wendy Davis lost big and took Texas Democrats with her.
slate
November 11, 2014

Last year, Texas state senator Wendy Davis was a rising star, both in Texas politics and in the Democratic party, after her awe-inspiring filibuster temporarily killed a draconian bill intended to shut down nearly all the abortion providers in the state.

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The Women Tagging and Painting the Streets of Bogotá
hyperallergic.com
November 11, 2014

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — Here, where graffiti is classified as a violation rather than a crime, street artists do not have to hide. Bright murals, often uncompromisingly political, cover public walls, as well as those of home and business owners who, understanding the

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