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In Defense of Bill Cosby (Guest Blog) - TheWrap

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Rachel Syme - Era of “gotcha” journalism is out-weighing actual laws Now that I have your attention, consider this: the allegations of sexual misadventure and impropriety that has pummeled the Cos over the last ...

Former Playboy Playmate Accuses Bill Cosby Of Rape

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BuzzFeed - Valentino recounted her story to the Washington Post in a lengthy piece on Cosby’s 16 total accusers. In her case, she said a friend introduced her to Cosby in 1970. During a dinner, Valentino, ano...

Save The Capilano Review! by The Capilano Review — Kickstarter

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Margaret E. Atwood - "When reading TCR, one knows that literature and art are alive." — Nicole Brossard The Capilano Review is a literary and art magazine that for 43 years has published acclaimed writers and artists, ...

Reza Aslan — Islam's Reformation

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Reza Aslan - In a probing and personal conversation, Reza Aslan opens a refreshing window on religion in the world and Islam in particular. It’s a longer view of history and humanity than news cycles invite — c...

VIDEO: Toni Morrison Talks to Stephen Colbert

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Electric Literature - Nobel prize winning writer and all around awesome human Toni Morrison appeared on the Colbert Report this week. She talked about rereading her own work and being surprised at how great it is and th...

Kevin Smokler

Author of "Practical Classics: 50 Reasons to Reread 50 Books Your Haven't TOuched Since High School." Crazy about publishing, media, journalism, our times, and animal group names. Prone to oversharing.

The Evolution of Hashtags [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Bitly - Trends Holiday Marketing Social Media Mobile Marketing Holiday Shopping Trends On Social Media And Mobile [INFOGRAPHIC] The busiest shopping season of the year is about to begin! People who celebra...

Staff Picks: Staircases, Sister Mountains, Self-Help

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The Paris Review - In The Program Era, Mark McGurl illuminated postwar American fiction’s inextricable ties to universities and creative-writing programs; his new paper, “The Institution of Nothing,” undertakes a rea...

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