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Kubo and the Two Strings — mini-review, no spoilers
I enjoyed this but didn't love it as much as some people have, for a number of small reasons that aren't worth going into. So much depends on endings, and this one has a smart ending, but I felt like they didn't quite nail it. So I recommend it to fans of a...
I enjoyed this but didn't love it as much as some people have, for a number of small reasons that aren't worth going into. So much depends on endings, and this one has a smart ending, but I felt like they didn't quite nail it...
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Pet peeve: Being "nice" has nothing to do with being good—as Hitler proved
Many people offer niceness as a reason to support someone as though niceness is what matters. I could respond by pointing to all the killers whose friends and neighbors said, when they were exposed, that they seemed so nice, but I'll hammer the point with t...
Many people offer niceness as a reason to support someone as though niceness is what matters. I could respond by pointing to all the killers whose friends and neighbors said, when they were exposed, that they seemed so nice, ...
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Debunking the myth of an immigrant/Muslim rape crisis in Sweden and one of its promoters, Ingrid Carlqvist
On Facebook, I came across a rightwing Islamophobe who promoted the rightwing claim that Sweden is suffering from a rape crisis. As proof, he shared a video by Ingrid Carlqvist of the Gatestone Institute. I watched it, googled a bit, and found as I suspecte...
On Facebook, I came across a rightwing Islamophobe who promoted the rightwing claim that Sweden is suffering from a rape crisis. As proof, he shared a video by Ingrid Carlqvist of the Gatestone Institute. I watched it, google...
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New York should secede. Then Trump and Clinton could compete in their home state and the rest of us could have new candidates.
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Hey! You looking for trouble? We don't want either one of them!

That is to say, Clinton will carry the state, but she was never considered a New Yorker by the people of New York. She was always seen as a carpetbagger. She was considered a good Senator for us, but it was clearly an arranged marriage of convenience and we had no illusions about it.

Trump is an odd case: he was born in Queens to a father born in the Bronx (his mother was born in Scotland) but for a variety of reasons he's not seen as a hometown boy. It always comes as a surprise when I remind myself he's a native New Yorker; I always associate Trump with Florida.
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Why I can't decide if I'll vote for the Greens or the SEP or another lefty party
Two things first: 1. Spare me the lesser-evil argument. Even if I believed in supporting lesser evils, I'm in a blue state, so, thanks to the Electoral College, giving my vote to either major party is the purest example of throwing it away. The only way my ...
Two things first: 1. Spare me the lesser-evil argument. Even if I believed in supporting lesser evils, I'm in a blue state, so, thanks to the Electoral College, giving my vote to either major party is the purest example of th...
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"I have zero tolerance for zero tolerance." —Emma Bull
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How I would rewrite The Legend of Tarzan
As a number of people have said, The Legend of Tarzan  is an enjoyable movie that doesn't succeed in overcoming its white savior proposition, and perhaps because that's so noticeable, no one I've noticed has said that it also doesn't succeed in overcoming i...
As a number of people have said, The Legend of Tarzan is an enjoyable movie that doesn't succeed in overcoming its white savior proposition, and perhaps because that's so noticeable, no one I've noticed has said that it also ...
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Liavek 5 is now available! Four stories and four songs for only $2.99!
"An Act of Mercy" by Megan Lindholm (Robin Hobb) and Steven Brust ''The World in the Rock" by Kara Dalkey "Baker's Dozen" by Bradley Denton "Green Is the Color" by John M. Ford Bonus! Four songs: "City of Luck" by Jane Yolen "The Ballad of the Quick Levars"...
"An Act of Mercy" by Megan Lindholm (Robin Hobb) and Steven Brust ''The World in the Rock" by Kara Dalkey "Baker's Dozen" by Bradley Denton "Green Is the Color" by John M. Ford Bonus! Four songs: "City of Luck" by Jane Yolen ...
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The fifth Liavek ebook will include the lyrics for several Liavekan songs, but not the sheet music, so I'm sharing that here.
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Adolph Reed expresses more clearly my reservation about the US's Green Party
From  Vote for the Lying Neoliberal Warmonger: It’s Important : Jill Stein and Greens typically proceed from a quite different view of electoral politics, one that has much more in common with bearing witness or taking a personal stand on principle than wit...
From Vote for the Lying Neoliberal Warmonger: It’s Important: Jill Stein and Greens typically proceed from a quite different view of electoral politics, one that has much more in common with bearing witness or taking a perso...
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Occupation: writer. Faith: equalitarian. Race: human.
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Oh, what the hell: Finalist for World Fantasy Award, winner of the Minnesota Book Award for F&SF, and, best of all, husband of Emma Bull
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