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In Changing America, Gay Masculinity Has 'Many Different Shades' : NPR
NPR
August 27, 2014

As attitudes toward homosexuality shift in the U.S., many gay men say that's created not just more legal freedoms but also greater freedom to express their gender identities.

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Judges blast Ind., Wis. gay marriage bans
USA Today
August 27, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) — The legal skirmish over same-sex marriage shifted Tuesday to a federal appeals court in Chicago as attorneys for Wisconsin and Indiana sought to reinstate bans on gay weddings ruled unconstitutional two months earlier.

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August in Iraq: More Destruction, Humanitarian Catastrophes
Gates of Nineveh: An Experiment in Blogging Assyriology
August 26, 2014

Since my last post at the end of July the situation in Iraq has changed dramatically in a number of ways. Obviously, at this point the heritage crisis takes a back seat to the unfolding humanitarian catastrophe. Destruction of Islamic sites has continued unabated ...

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NASA Explores the Potential of Origami in Space
hypperallergic
August 26, 2014

The future of space flight may be founded on the traditions of art. Using the techniques of origami, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is examining how to use the craft of paper-folding to compact solar panels for space travel. Japanese origami

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The "OITNB" Cast Is Officially The Best Dressed At The Emmys
buzzfeed
August 26, 2014

Give them all the awards. ..

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A Church is Blocking Cersei's Big Nude Scene in Game of Thrones
gawker
August 25, 2014

Cersei Lannister's most important (non-incestuous) nude scene from Game of Thrones is proving difficult to film, due to a dispute with the Croatian church that was supposed to provide the backdrop.

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2014 VMAS: The Highs and Lows
Vulture
August 25, 2014

Where did we place Beyoncé, Jay Pharoah, and Miley's acceptance speech?

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Designs That Outlived Their Benefactors
nytimes.com
August 22, 2014

Woodlawn Cemetery, a national historic landmark in the Bronx that turned 150 last year, is celebrating with an exhibition on its spectacular Gilded Age tombs.

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Photographer Captures Real Women From Around The World Having Orgasms (NSFW)
huffpo
August 22, 2014

Female pleasure remains a widely muffled topic in many public spheres of conversation, even more so -- unfortunately -- when experienced without the presence of a man.

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Ape-Woman, Artist
The New Yorker
August 22, 2014

A new study suggests that ape-men made art and culture only when ape-men finally became more like ape-women.

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