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James Franco Isn't A Pervert, He's A Prankster (We Think)
refinery29
April 4, 2014

Was today's James Franco scandal a hoax? We think so.

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Art and Money: The Great Divide
Gallerist
April 4, 2014

Its two most vocal opponents are a boastful, bombastic dealer and a critic who frets like a bitter champagne socialist sans the bubbly.

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Transgender Children in Antebellum America
OutHistory.org
April 4, 2014

This exhibit explores a series of stories published in children’s books and magazines in antebellum America. Some portray children being punished for transgressing gender roles, others expose the range of traits, actions, habits, and expressions ...

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George W. Bush Explains Nude Self-Portraits, Talks New Paintings
gawker
April 4, 2014

Tomorrow morning, George W. Bush will debut 24 paintings on the Today Show, including portraits of Vladimir Putin, Tony Blair, and the Dalai Lama. The former president discussed his hopes and fears as an artist in an interview with his daughter, Jenna Bush...

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The Curious Thing about #Hashtags
hyperallergic.com
April 3, 2014

The new web series #Hashtag follows the lives of young queer women in Chicago whose dating patterns and attractions are significantly affected by the technologies that they use and, at times, abuse. The drama takes place on the mobile devices of

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I Was a Hollywood Personal Assistant
The Cut
April 3, 2014

Responsibilities include: scheduling, research, light drug-trafficking, and dumping your boss's boyfriend.

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James Franco Apparently Tried to Hook Up With a Teenager On Instagram
gawker
April 3, 2014

Actor/poet/aspiring MFA-Ph.D. James Franco might also be able to add "creepy older dude" to his C.V. after he—or someone very convincingly pretending to be him—tried to arrange a hotel hookup with a 17-year-old girl on Instagram.

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Gen X catastrophe in the making: 7 things to know about America’s coming inheritance explosion
Salon.com
April 2, 2014

America may soon look a lot more like "Downton Abbey" than the Land of Opportunity

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Sourth Korean sex reassignment surgeon declares, "I've decided to defy God's will"
Slate
April 2, 2014

When a person is born with a male body but a female psyche, is his body a divine gift to be respected? Or is her body a birth defect, an error by her creator? does sex-reassignment surgery overturn God's will? Kim Seok-Kwun, a doctor who pioneered gender surgery in South...

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Mississippi passes anti-gay segregation bill; will it be struck down?
Slate
April 2, 2014

On Tuesday, the Mississippi legislature easily passed an Arizona-style anti-gay segregation bill, potentially legalizing anti-gay discrimination throughout the state. The bill, which in an earlier form received unanimous bipartisan support from the state House of Representatives...

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