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Society & Culture

How Chicago Became 'Chiraq'
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, americans, Chicago, children, crime, culture, death, dishonesty, education, freedoms, GUNS, government, law, media, police, politics, rights, safety, society )

Kit
- 4 hours ago - thedailybeast.com
This Easter weekend, 45 people were shot in the city that's come to be known as 'Chiraq.' And until Obama can get the guns off the streets of his hometown, the bloodshed won't stop.
The Future Of How We Watch Television Is In The Hands Of The Supreme Court
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, children, culture, education, family, freedoms, government, law, media, politics, rights, safety, society, TV )

Kit
- 7 hours ago - thinkprogress.org
The television ratings company Nielsen classifies nearly 5 million households as "Zero-TV," meaning that they either have no television or that they use it only for DVDs, games and other activities unlike traditional TV watching --
The New, Innovative And More Efficient Way Of Feeding People
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, culture, food, humans, safety, society )

Kit
- 8 hours ago - thinkprogress.org
Kent, whose organization studies the intersection of nature and human activity and offers solutions on how the two can co-exist, is one of the people who believes there's a different way to approach how we get our protein here in the United States.
Why Are We Doing So Little to Expand Opportunity for America's Children?
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, children, culture, dishonesty, education, family, government, internet, law, opportunity, politics, religion, rights, safety, society )

Kit
- 9 hours ago - alternet.org
The disparate race- and ethnicity-based opportunities we're affording our nation's children has the potential to cripple our society.
Virginia White Supremacists Sneak Easter Eggs Filled With Racist Notes Into Kids' Celebration (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: children, ethics, sadness, racist propaganda, society, safety, culture, abuse, news )

Carrie
- 23 hours ago - rawstory.com
Parents in one Virginia neighborhood were outraged on Sunday after their annual Easter egg hunt tradition was upset by white supremacists who had secretly hidden eggs with racist messages for the children to find.
6 Dastardly Right-Wing Declarations This Week: The Phyllis 'Expand the Gender Pay Gap' Schlafly Edition
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, society, ethics, culture, politics, freedoms, family, women, rights, news )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - alternet.org
It's one of the more perplexing mysteries of our time: Why is Phyllis Schlafly still flapping her lips? Has she not gotten the message that history has entirely passed her by?
How Paperbacks Transformed the Way Americans Read
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, society, family, culture, economy, world, education, interesting )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - mentalfloss.com
Here's a little perspective: In 1939, gas cost 10 cents a gallon at the pump. A movie ticket set you back 20 cents. John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, the year's bestselling hardcover book, was $2.75.
Hey Vegans, Don't Be Jerks: Why It Helps No One to Judge Their Food Choices
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, freedoms, ethics, culture, diet, vegans, Omnivores, society, interesting, humans )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - alternet.org
Really, I'm not judging you. But I often find it necessary to establish myself as "not a threat" to meat eaters. I also occasionally bump up against militant vegans.
Star-Spangled Baggage: How America's Wars Came Home With the Troops
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, activists, americans, children, crime, culture, death, dishonesty, education, government, internet, law, media, murder, police, politics, rights, safety, society )

Kit
- 3 days ago - commondreams.org
We might need to take a look at the violence and give it a second thought. Why shootings on military bases? Why are the police so violent?
Rick Perry Hopes Combination of Wearing Glasses and Not Talking Will Make Him Seem Smarter-- Andy Borowitz
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, culture, humor, satire, society )

Kit
- 3 days ago - newyorker.com
At a recent political stop in San Antonio, the newly minted Governor Perry was on display, wearing his glasses and gesticulating expressively while saying nothing for thirty minutes.****HUMOR***SATIRE***
RIP: Writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Who Gave Voice To Latin America, Dies
Society & Culture  (tags: obituary, media, literature, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, culture, politics )

Cal
- 4 days ago - npr.org
Latin American author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1982, died Thursday. He was 87. Garcia Marquez, the master of a style known as magic realism, was and remains Latin America's best-known writer.
Marijuana Vending Machines May Make It a Snap to Get Mile High in Colorado
Society & Culture  (tags: marijuana, hash brownies, culture, society, law )

Cal
- 5 days ago - takepart.com
They'll dispense weed edibles, such as pot brownies, at the push of a button.
Nation Stunned to Learn Congress Accomplished Something Fifty Years Ago
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, culture, humor, satire, society )

Kit
- 6 days ago - newyorker.com
Millions of Americans were in a state of shock this past week after learning that Congress had accomplished something fifty years ago. ***HUMOR***SATIRE
The Campaign to "Cancel" Colbert
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, americans, Colbert, dishonesty, culture, freedoms, government, humorist, joke )

Kit
- 6 days ago - newyorker.com
#CancelColbert started with Suey Park, a twenty-three-year-old writer and activist, who, in December of last year, came to Twitter prominence when she set up #NotYourAsianSidekick, an online conversation that encouraged Asian-American women[....]
FBI Uncovers Al-Qaeda Plot To Just Sit Back And Enjoy Collapse Of United States -- Onion News!
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, Culture, humor, society )

Kit
- 6 days ago - theonion.com
The FBI announced today that it has uncovered a plot by members of al-Qaeda to sit back and enjoy themselves while the United States collapses of its own accord ***HUMOR***ONION NEWS!!!.
 

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