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Reach for the Moon  by Evelyn C. White
Reach for the Moon

Reach for the Moon

Winner of the prestigious Palme d’Or prize at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, Blue is the Warmest Color has been hailed for its bold exploration of a youthful lesbian romance. Cannes jury president Steven Spielberg declared the movie “magnificent ” and added, “I’m glad someone had the courage to tell this story.”

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Orange is the New Standard  by Maureen Medved
Orange is the New Standard

Orange is the New Standard

Orange Is the New Black has such an intriguing and potentially fallacious premise that I was terrified at first to
watch it. We know our incarcerated hero, Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), will get out. Write a book. Avoid
recidivism. Acquire a deal for a TV adaptation. Still, surprisingly, we suspend prolepsis. We worry for Piper. As is the case with other television series (How long did Breaking Bad’s Walter White cook meth with lung cancer?),

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Pussies Against Feminism  by Lyn Cockburn
Pussies Against Feminism

Pussies Against Feminism

They’re mostly well-educated, young and female, and they want us to know that they don’t need feminism.

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The Spread of Conservatism  by Joanna Chiu
The Spread of Conservatism

The Spread of Conservatism

A few months ago, I quit my newspaper job and spent the summer backpacking around Europe. As I traversed the continent, taking in its grand architecture, crystal-clear coastlines and delicious fresh food, there were constant reminders that my race and gender cast me as a second-class tourist.

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