A Field Guide to Male Intimacy

My rela­tion­ship with him has evolved slow­ly and some­times awk­ward­ly. We’re mem­bers of the same gym and some­times see each oth­er in the lock­er room. If we’re both naked, we make a point of speak­ing, as if doing so will shield us from the mild embar­rass­ment of our nudi­ty, from the Oedi­pal dra­ma once removed. 

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TED Talks as middlebrow megachurch infotainment

Instead of dumbing-down the future, we need to raise the lev­el of gen­er­al under­stand­ing to the lev­el of com­plex­i­ty of the sys­tems in which we are embed­ded and which are embed­ded in us. This is not about “per­son­al sto­ries of inspi­ra­tion”, it’s about the dif­fi­cult and uncer­tain work of demys­ti­fi­ca­tion and recon­cep­tu­al­i­sa­tion: the hard stuff that real­ly changes how we think.

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It Took a Tucson Church and 10,000 Arizonans to Stop the Deportation of Rosa Robles Loreto

This sto­ry was fea­tured in a May 2015 arti­cle in Friends Jour­nal by Deb­o­rah Mayaan. 

On Novem­ber 3, Rosa and her sup­port­ers joined hands, as they did every night, and prayed that the gov­ern­ment would lift the threat of depor­ta­tion and allow her to return home to her fam­i­ly in Tuc­son. On Novem­ber 4, Rosa, Cow­an, and Har­ring­ton cried as they learned that, after 461 days liv­ing in sanc­tu­ary, she’d be able to do just that.

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Changing Skyline: The ugly story behind Penn’s bucolic urban campus

Uni­ver­si­ty City, that arti­fi­cial­ly cre­at­ed place on the west bank of the Schuylkill, has sud­den­ly become Philadelphia’s most vital neigh­bor­hood. You can see it in the lux­u­ry high-rises, office

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