Milo's Noxious Doctrine

On Monday, Simon & Schuster announced it was cancelling publication of Milo Yiannopoulus’s forthcoming book “Dangerous” after a recording emerged Sunday in which Yiannopoulus defended pedophilia. Yiannopoulus, a conservative provocateur and former senior editor for Breitbart News (he resigned Tuesday), has a long history of creating controversy. At Breitbart,…

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Pop Music and the Public Woman

When I was five years old, my older sister introduced me to Madonna. At first, I was a reluctant acolyte, having been conscripted into performing a choreographed dance to “Like a Prayer” with her and her best friend for my parents at Christmas. We spent hours rehearsing a number that…

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Girls In Between

In the first season of the HBO show Girls, Hannah Horvath, played by Lena Dunham (who also writes and directs the show), is in between. Working an unpaid internship in New York City while pursuing a career as a writer and being supported by her parents, she is somewhere between…

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