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13 Responses to the Beyoncé - Jay-Z Pic with the Mona Lisa
hyperallergic.com
October 16, 2014

Some thoughts: Do most celebrities get to enter major museums when no one else is around? Regular people don't get to stand that close. The Mona Lisa looks less European than we're often led to believe. Buzzfeed has lost its mind

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Copywrong
newyorker.com
October 16, 2014

Why have copyright protections grown and grown? Louis Menand on what the intellectual-property battles really mean.

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Local Chicago Man Would Like Women to Smile, Accept His Advances
jezebel
October 15, 2014

A human fedora hat in Chicago posted an open letter to Craigslist reminding the women of his city to smile and dress pretty so he can assault you with this unwanted advances. You know, helpful, necessary advice.

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Soccer, Airbnb, and the colonization of the Mission
48 hills48 hills
October 15, 2014

By now the video of the young white “Dropbox Dudes” kicking the youth of color out of the Mission Playground has traveled the world with virality.

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Feminist cancels USU talk after guns allowed despite death threat :: The Salt Lake Tribune
sltrib.com
October 15, 2014

Anita Sarkeesian has shown up for speaking engagements amidst terror threats before. But after learning that Utah State University was legally forbidden from restricting firearms at a Wednesday lecture over which she received a death threat, the nat...

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Blake Lively's Fall Fashion Inspiration Is Slaveowners
gawker
October 15, 2014

You'd think that after 12 Years a Slave won all those Oscars, slaves are over. But you'd be thinking wrong, says actress and lifestyle guru Blake Lively, whose dogged pursuit of the joie de vivre associated with slavery is such that she chose to be married on a Southern plantation.

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Egg Freezing as a Work Benefit?
NY Times
October 15, 2014

Tech companies are famous for their lavish benefits, like in-office haircuts, dry cleaning and massages. Now some of those companies are setting off a debate about women and work with a new benefit — paying for women on the payroll to freeze their eggs.

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Striking Mosaic Floor Found in Greek Tomb
hyperallergic
October 15, 2014

Last month, archeologists uncovered two oversize marble caryatids and a colorful marble panel in a substantial tomb complex in Amphipolis, Greece. Now, after excavating behind the sealing wall that the caryatids were guarding, they've found a chamber with a large and largely intact mosaic floor.

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The Mindy Project Debuts Lesbian Character Married To Julie Goldman, Bless It
Autostraddle
October 15, 2014

You read that right. Julie Goldman plays a butch lesbian on the Mindy Project...

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Can George Clooney's Wife Rescue the Elgin Marbles?
artnet
October 14, 2014

The Anglo-Lebanese human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin-Clooney travelled to Athens to advise the Greek government on the reclamation of the parthenon marbles

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