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This week’s cover story over at The Independent is an excellent example of a particular kind of journalism that alternative weekly newspapers used to be known for, i.e. taking on morally ambiguous issues that raise difficlt questions about who we are as a community and a society. Treating the thorny subject of “revenge porn” websites where (mostly) jilted men unload videos of ex-girlfriends, Chet Hardin looks at one of the biggest purveyors of such pornography who lives right here in Briargate. Check it out HERE.

 

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February 14, 2016 | NPR · Admirers and detractors paid their respects at the foot of the Supreme Court steps in Washington. They left flowers and candles and one left a copy of the U.S. Constitution.
 

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February 14, 2016 | NPR · He was one of six Catholics on the court and the most outspoken about his faith. But he said “the only article in faith that plays any part in my judging is the commandment, ‘Thou Shalt Not Lie.'”
 

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February 14, 2016 | NPR · The pope called out “a society of the few and for the few” during an open-air mass in the impoverished and violent Mexico City suburb of Ecatepec on Sunday.
 

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February 14, 2016 | NPR · In this posthumous novel beloved food writer, M.F.K. Fisher, rouses the “perfect nothingness, lightness and frivolity of the days before tragedy” as well as the “squirming aftermath.”
 

February 13, 2016 | NPR · In a film industry often dominated by men, there’s at least one exception: Many editors are women. Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey speak about their work on the new Star Wars.
 

February 13, 2016 | NPR · Mark and Jay Duplass take a break from writing, directing, acting and producing to play a game called “Hating you is like hating myself.”
 

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February 14, 2016 | NPR · If Valentines aren’t your thing, we have a selection of love songs from the 50s and 60s to keep you sane. Writer and critic Colin Fleming takes us inside the teenage tragedy genre.
 

February 14, 2016 | NPR · OK Go is masterful at coming up with creative, complex music videos. They filmed their newest video in zero gravity. Rachel Martin talks with the band’s Damian Kulash and his sister, Trish Sie.
 

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February 14, 2016 | NPR · The band usually road tests its songs before recording them, But for the new album Painting With, they started in a studio — specifically, the acoustically stunning room where Pet Sounds was created.
 

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