“Love it or leave it.” Should we be expected to only view our countries through rose-colored glasses? Mash-Ups like Viet Thanh Nguyen know that no country is beyond criticism, and loving your country means speaking the truth of all its beauty and brutality.
After joining the Wilshire Boulevard Temple in 1949, Rabbi Alfred Wolf immediately started a camping program for children— a place that would be “the antithesis of the Nazi Germany he had escaped” for all children of LA’s increasingly diverse communities. This week, the incredible Camp Hilltop was destroyed by the Woolsey fire, but their story is far from over.
Meanwhile, Kim and Kanye saved their mansion from the Woolsey fire by hiring their own firefighters. Okay.
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This hideous human rights violation is being addressed through a class-action lawsuit by at least 60 Indigenous women, who were told “that they could not leave until their tubes were tied, cut or cauterized” and that “they could not see their baby until they agreed.” This is real, this has been happening for decades, and this is happening now.
You know him from all your favorite shows, but now your favorite crazy scumbag Jason Mantzoukas will be finding his own place in the spotlight. In a Hollywood of typecasting, he knows how challenging it can be when your “type” doesn’t exist.
After an unprecedented turn out by the Native American tribes of North Dakota, Ruth Buffalo became the first Native American Democratic woman elected to the North Dakota Legislature, unseating the writer of a voter ID law targeting Native Americans. There’s no revenge sweeter than using your vote.
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This family bought their dream house in 2014, and as though their lives were a Netflix horror mystery series, they began receiving the beyond creepy letters ominously signed, “The Watcher.” Was it former housekeepers? Bitter neighbors? Keanu Reeves? The family themselves? This heartbreaking story is suburbia at its least compassionate, most resentful, and all around toxic.
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Mumbai is a city of migrants, and none of its most iconic dishes can be separated from the mash-up of cultures that created them. From Portuguese fugeas, Chinese Chindian, Irani cafes, and everything in between and beyond, you can taste Mumbai’s mashy history in every bite.
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The NRA tweeted that anti-gun doctors should “stay in their lane,” but as pointed out by the people who weekly remove bullets from bodies:“This isn’t just my lane. It’s my fucking highway.”
Under the misguided idea that people wanted her opinion, Ann Coulter chimed in and was promptly put in her place.
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