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a new Campaign works to bring breastfeeding into the open

You're out to dinner, or at the grocery store, or sitting in the movie theater, and you see a woman nursing her baby.
It’s just food
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 20, 2012
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Review: Trishna

If nothing else, Michael Winterbottom's updating of Tess of the D'Urbervilles to present-day India proves that Thomas Hardy will depress you no matter what the setting.
Tess of the D'Urbervilles set in present-day India
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 20, 2012
Review: Battle Royale

Review: Battle Royale (2000)

In a not-so-distant future society that has devolved into chaos, Japan's youth run amok, Clockwork Orange –style, and the government has passed an act decreeing that one unruly grade-school class will face off in a battle from which only one will emerg
A not-so-distant future society
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  February 24, 2012
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Know the new road signs

Knowledge = Safety
Toontime
By DAVID KISH  |  June 24, 2011
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The last middle class American

The last middle class American, on the run from the recession.
Big Fat Whale
By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  March 25, 2011
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Why parenthood is a bad model for government

Political theory has, for centuries, come down to an analogy of anatomy, or of family: the head of the government is the head of the body politic, or the head of the household.
Diagnosing democracy
By JEFF INGLIS  |  March 11, 2011


Story-telling saves lives

The past three weeks have been incredibly upsetting. Six young men have taken their lives due to the anti-gay bullying they were the focus of at their schools. None of these young men were connected — they did not go to the same schools, have the same
Letters to the Portland Editor, October 15, 2010
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  October 15, 2010
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Review: Food, Inc.

You are what you eat. And if you're like most Americans, you eat hamburgers made from cows who likely spent their lives crowded in fetid factory farms, ankle-deep in mud and excrement.
As visually flashy as it is viscerally alarming
By MIKE MILIARD  |  June 19, 2009