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We Can’t Talk Climate Change Without Talking Environmental Racism

flickr/Agustin Ruiz Structural racism is deadly, and not just because of police shootings of unarmed black youth. Environmental racism — disproportionate exposure to pollution and toxicity — is a slower, more insidious form of violence against low-income communities of color. The term “environmental racism” was coined in the 1980s to highlight the placement of low-income or minority communities in proximity Read more

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Witch, Queen, Mom: Fairy Tale Lessons For Surviving Borderline Parents

“When you’re dealing with the borderline situation, any imperfection feels like a complete threat not only to the relationship, but to the sense of identity and the sense of safety in the world. It can go in one direction or both directions. In other words, it could be the parent transmitting to the child: If you don’t complete me, I’m going to fall apart. Or the child could take it on and feel the same way: If you don’t complete me, I’m going to fall apart. Of course, the worst of all possible worlds is when it goes back and forth.” Read more

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‘The Big Short’ Continues Tradition Of Erasing Women From Wall Street

The Oscar-nominated comedy-drama The Big Short, based on the nonfiction book by journalist Michael Lewis, depicts five Wall Street financiers who foresee the 2008 financial crisis. Viewers and critics adore it; on Rotten Tomatoes, it’s 88% certified fresh, and many are predicting it could take home the trophy for Best Picture at tonight’s Academy Awards Read more

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How to Make Yourself Look Like A Movie Star

Welcome to Make Your Face, a makeup tutorial series with a simple mission: makeup by you (me) for your (my) own entertainment, Establishment-style. Amber did her own Chemtrails face with lipstick this week! I can’t get over the way that star catches the light! SPEAKING of stars, are you planning to watch the Oscars tomorrow? I Read more