Fashion companies brag about their garments being made in the USA, specifically Los Angeles, but many workers only get $5 an hour.

“What’s going on, Jezebel? It’s James Kennedy from Vanderpump Rules your favorite, the white Kanye West,” he says in this iconic video. He continues: “Wanted to say you should join the DSA, comrades!”

An attempt to pay conservative D-list celebrities very little money to say liberal things on camera.

↩︎ Jezebel
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South Dakota's Rapid City is judged to have the most unpredictable weather in America.
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A new study of NBA players finds that a player's shooting accuracy declines if they stay up late tweeting.

We'll watch anything starring Richard E. Grant, including a demented holiday story.

The case for Agatha Christie: she might not have been much of a writer, but she "was very, very good at murder."

For the rest of the semester my professor pulled me aside and praised me for how great my writing was. My parents were so proud. It was like I had it all, I could party and be at the top of the class. 

Three plagiarists explain why they stole other people’s words.

↩︎ The Cut
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A kiosk at Taylor Swift concerts attempts to identify her stalkers through a secret facial recognition system.
Fentanyl is "barely more trouble to dispatch" than any of the other goods that America imports from China every day.
Twenty men arrested on an array of charges related to them brandishing loaded guns in a March 2018 rap video.

If the archimandrite hits the woolsack with the mace, there will be a hustings, and all the periodontists will race to the end the chamber to see who is the Lord Spiritual. If there are more than 158, the chaplain dons the black robe and eats the Prime Minister.

British politics explained.

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The United States has suffered 94 school shooting incidents in 2018, a near 60% increase on the previous high set in 2006.
If the Senate passes the criminal justice reform bill—supported by Trump and Cory Booker—it's an actual bipartisan achievement.

A wonderful documentary short about David Worobec, a classically trained vocalist who sings every role for a theater he built using miniature figures and sets.

Among the findings of an analysis on domestic slayings in America: Nearly a third of the perpetrators were publicly known threats.
The dirty secret of self-care few want to address: Without access to mental health support, many are left caring for themselves.
After eight years of budget cuts, the IRS is conducting fewer audits for everyone except the Republican-targeted working poor.

In 2018, "warming air and ocean temperatures continued to drive broad long-term change across the polar region, pushing the Arctic into uncharted territory."

The Arctic is undergoing its “most unprecedented transition in human history,” and we’re still not doing anything about it.

↩︎ The New York Times
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